Best lotion for dry hands.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by QualityLoads, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. QualityLoads

    QualityLoads Active Member

    First time poster, Reader since i worked as a seasonal driver helper in November 2013. I recently got re-hired as a preloader March 2014 and i'm 2 weeks away from gaining seniority.
    I'm looking forward to a successful career with UPS.

    Dry hands... I'm sure this is a problem many UPSers have run into. Myself being a man known for legendary soft hands by the local ladies, have been put under the spell of dry hands. Handling 1000+ packages leaves my hands black and dry by the time i clock out. For those who use lotion for dry hands from work (or whatever other endeavors your lotion helps you with). I need a good recommendation for hand/body lotion that will keep my hands nice and tender for the ladies.

    Thank you guys for all the info that has helped me through the beginning of my UPS Career, i look forward to being a part of the BrownCafe Community.
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special


    A lot of people use this.
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Use gloves with rubber dots on the palm side. Save your hands. I use Vaseline Intensive Care, unscented in the white bottle. Always use lotion after washing your hands. In winter, I use regular Vaseline on my hands before going to sleep.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Pretty much any hand lotion or cream used nightly will work fine but if u want the best try o'keeffe's working hands.

    I prefer the women that like my rough working man hands. Personally if I shake a mans hands and they are softer than my wife's I automatically think a little less of him. Not saying its right just being honest.
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  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    As a woman, I agree with you to a point. Love manly working hands, but don't want sand paper. I too think less of a man with soft hands.
  6. QualityLoads

    QualityLoads Active Member

    I hear you on that one Brownslave688, I sometimes feel that way coming out of a handshake and the guy has unusually soft hands. Not sure if my hands are as soft as a women's, but i have gotten many compliments for soft and strong hands. I've been going to the gym for years without gloves and my hands have stayed relatively soft, except for some rough calluses that will never go away. Handling all these boxes early in the morning monday-friday will surely change the state of my hands.

    Also ive never been a fan of gloves whether it be in the gym or while making food for an unsuspecting customer in my restaurant days. Something about gloves raises my body heat and throws off the way my natural grip feels. knowing myself, my gloves will probably smell within days due to my ease of breaking into an intense sweat.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This thread should go south any second now with the word lube being used.
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  8. QualityLoads

    QualityLoads Active Member

    i knew that it would turn south quickly, trying to slide in browncafe with a memorable first post.
  9. Becareful where you slide, around here!
  10. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

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  11. Brown stains

    Brown stains Active Member

    Your name goes great with how the thread turned south

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I needed a good laugh & was looking forward to what he came up with.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    What about the sock...cotton or wool? Wool's probably softer but I'd guess cotton is..more absorbent? lol
  14. QualityLoads

    QualityLoads Active Member

    nice name
  15. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Wear work gloves and if you want to use hand lotion I use CVS generic of vasoline intensive care cuz its not greasy.
  16. Brown stains

    Brown stains Active Member

    Silk ...feels so dirty but worth the mess
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Maybe cashmere, but most wool would be pretty scratchy. And what if he's allergic?
  18. Brown stains

    Brown stains Active Member have a point
  19. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Wool socks are really soft...cashmere's too expensive to ruin like
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Back on topic:

    Go to a farm store and buy Bag Balm. Made for cows and great for hands. Seriously.