View Full Version : Hand moisturizer
01-09-2010, 12:04 AM
I have crazy dry hands. Eczema, big creases in my fingers. And I'm only 28. Does anyone know a natural way to moisturize my hands, either with a salve or through eating specific foods?
01-09-2010, 12:25 AM
rub coconut oil on them... it works GREAT. i add some to my bath water as well!
01-09-2010, 01:19 AM
Ditto the coconut oil... it really works!
01-09-2010, 06:51 AM
Personally, I've found coconut oil dries my skin yet, give it a shot and see if it helps yours.
I don't need it often yet, when I do, I find pure shea or cocoa butter works well.
01-09-2010, 08:45 AM
My mum's a florist and gets super dry cracked hands all the time. She does just Olive Oil at night and sleeps with gloves on...helps her.
01-09-2010, 08:59 AM
keep in mind that everyone's skin is different. I went through this same process with my dry legs - what works for some may not work for others - so it helps to have lots of suggestions and try them at different intervals to see what works.
I for one can have awesome smooth hands all winter long by putting nothing on them yet keeping all irritants off of them - which means using no yucky hand soap from public rsetrooms, etc and also even though I use vinegar to clean and a natural dish soap - I always use gloves. And that is what worked for me.
My hubby uses the oil from the Evening Primrose oil capsules(cut open) to rub on his hands - for the psoriasis/eczema spots. I also put on my kids faces or any other places they have dry spots or irritants and it clears it right up.
01-09-2010, 11:17 AM
i also found coconut oil drying, but have had good luck with hemp oil. i made a salve with hemp oil and beeswax, and infused some healing herbs in the hemp oil first by heating it gently with chickweed, calendula, comfrey and plantain in it. i use hempm oil on my face occasionally too. cocoa butter mixed with beeswax seems to work decently on my hands.
I'm loving all the information in this thread!
I have dry skin, although it is getting better with eating this way and as ginadj posted - keeping the chemicals, etc. off my skin.
What I find works well for me is to put an oil ~ I go back and forth between organic jojoba, org. olive oil and sometimes org. coconut oil (but I too find this drying) - not a lot, just a bit - maybe 1/2 teaspoon. I rub it in well and then I follow it with a chemical free lotion on top of the oil.
I sure hope you find something that helps! *Ü*
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