Hand cream

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Wrighty, Jan 13, 2022 at 12:21 PM.

  1. Wrighty

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    I tend to suffer from dry / cracked skin on my hands around this time of year. Tried lots of remedies and potions and have just seen a TV ad. for ‘America’s best selling hand cream, O’Keefe’s Working Hands’. Anyone use it and think it’s good, bad or indifferent? Any drawbacks for a guitarist?
     
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    I use Gold Bond, the non menthol version.....works great for me.....
     
  3. tery

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    I use O'Keefe's - It works.

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    Cerave works for me when I have dry skin.
     
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    What Heltershelton said, also Mane n' Tail Hoofmaker is great.
     
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    If they crack and split, I always super glue them shut and use a good lotion. Seems to work well.
     
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    I use o'keefe,I like it, its "thicker" doesnt leave the hands as slippery as the Vaseline intensive care, though i have learned to use just a small amount of the vaseline and its better
     
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    I lived in the Northeast. In the winter my hands and fingers would dry out so badly that they'd crack and literally bleed. Painful. It would take weeks for them to heel after I started treatment on them.

    I could create the problem in any season if I was plastering/drywalling and/or painting and being in water or washing my hands many times in a day..

    I tried a number of products, some prescription from doctors, over the years. I ended using in the one below and have for years now.

    In years where I was smart enough to treat twice daily at the start of the cold & dry weather I would have no problems that year. In years where I neglected to do so the problem would return consistently like Freddy in "Nightmare on Elm Street".

    Starting treatment with this would slowly cure the problem in two to three weeks. (apply as often as I could while they were in the bleeding/healing stage, then twice a day after).

    Generic CVS brand: https://www.cvs.com/shop/cvs-health-healing-skin-therapy-lotion-5-5-oz-prodid-1015850
     
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    O'Keefe's works. I worked in manufacturing and had to wear protective gloves all the time. My hands used to get dried and cracked between the fingers. Tried all sorts of creams, E45 etc. Only O'Keefe's worked.
     
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    Of my 99 problems this is 98 of them.
     
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    http://nocrack.com/

    been using it for decades. almost pure lanolin.

    Don't know O'Keefe's. Another option is cornhuskers oil.
     
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  14. Hal Nico

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    No need for anything expensive. I've used this for years,

    https://groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-GB/p-coco-loco-organic-coconut-oil-300ml/4088600183480

    or if you want the fancy stuff,

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114330316077?hash=item1a9e9e2d2d:g:IrcAAOSwfIpfIx9g
     
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    the cornhuskers heavy duty lotion will do wonders.
    its made for farming hands.
     
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    I drink more than 80 oz. (2.3L) of water per day and still get cracks. For years I've used Zim's Crack Cream. I'm told (but haven't tried it, yet) that Bag Balm is a miracle solution. Originally developed to soothe chafed and cracked cow udders, it has been found to work the same magic on human hands!
     
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    "No Crack" sounds as if it could describe a number of problems... :sneaky:
     
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    In my experience, the brand is less important than using any skin lotion a couple times a day.
     
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    Udder Balm.....