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sick
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I hate to see winter come again this year. My skin is so dry that my hands actually crack and bleed. I don't think it matters how much hand lotion you put on they are still dry.

What do the rest of you who have this problem do for help?

sick

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I would try Shea Butter. It works really well for dry skin.

They make lotions that contain it. If it's super bad try to find 100% Shea butter.

You could also try Coco Butter.

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Carol in PA
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I used to have extremely dry skin on my hands.
As soon as the weather turned colder, the skin was chapped, and I needed lotion everytime I washed my hands.

I thought I found the answer when I discovered lanolin.
You can buy a tube of it at the drugstore for a couple dollars.

Later I started taking Omega 3's, and the skin on my hands is now soft and conditioned.
I started with flax oil, and now use fish oil.

Get some pharmaceutical quality fish oil, and see how much your skin improves.

Carol

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Elaine G
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Shea butter and an infrared sauna. Works wonders.
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In the winter, right before bed, I cover my hands with either shea butter or pure coconut oil, then put on cotton gloves. I do the same for my feet (except with socks).

It really helps.

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Taking cod liver oil helps as well, and it is a good supplement anyway.
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i do too; guilty of not working with it daily on trying to keep it moistened!
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I have tried the shea butter and so many other types of lotion. I have decided that the lotions just are not the answer for me.

Can you tell me more about the Omega 3's you take and where you buy them.

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Have you tried any of those "crack creams"? Ask for them at your local pharmacy.

I would also try the Omega 3's. My dry skin seemed to be better last winter while on Omega 3's. A good inexpensive one can be found at www.vitacost.com .. Carlson's

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Carol in PA
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quote:
Originally posted by sick:
Can you tell me more about the Omega 3's you take and where you buy them.

Carlson's Lemon Flavored fish oil is good.

Omega 3 Mood by Country Life is good...this is a less expensive version of OmegaBrite.

iHerb.com and vitaminshoppe.com have good prices.

Carol

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a humidifier helps a lot also!!

I used to use some cream that was not mentioned above but was only one that worked for me. Had ad about fishermen using it. I cant remember the name,small tube,hefty price,,,but worked every time for ME!!

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