Dry hands

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by DS, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    My hands dry out bad every winter.I use tons of lubriderm whenever I can,but other than wearing gloves,(which I hate),I am trying something new called O'Keeffe's dry skin cream that I ordered from Amazon.
    Here's what one day does to a heavy duty band aid.

    It is taking a long time,should be here Friday DHL...
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Cover your hands in vasoline and then put socks over them while you sleep at night. Your hand will be 50% better in just one day. Do it for a week and they will be like brand new.
  3. Brownslave688

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

    Avon makes a hand cream that works very good. Like 407 said I lather it on at night and takes just a few days to make me brand new.

    Thin lotions like lubriderm don't do crap.
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Hand cream is designed to dry out your hands so you have to keep buying more. Same with Carmex. People get addicted to this crap. I buy 4 dollar gloves that last a month and my hands no longer crack.
  5. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Dude you need to use gloves. Just saying.
  6. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Here's my two cents...

    Of course you're adequately hydrating... I know that because you're in the BROWN ARMY and you've gotten the memos, so I won't mention drinking 120% of the recommended daily H2O ration...

    I have psoriasis, which in my case doesn't affect my hands very much, but it does make me well-versed on the topic of moisturization.

    First, drink way more water than you want to (sorry couldn't resist).

    There are creams, salves, lotions, oils, etc...

    It's taken years of cardboard abuse to lead to your present situation, but you don't need to suffer needlessly.

    If you don't wear gloves while you are working, you might try it out (I wear this brand of gloves: 'MAGID ROC10T-L', thin enough to work the DIAD, etc.). If you really can't stand wearing gloves, suck it up for two weeks and lube up your hands before you put the gloves on (with salve or oils). Cardboard boxes suck serious moisture from your hands.

    As far as the emollients go, sesame and olive oils are awesome, but they make your hands smell like food. Jojoba oil is a better pick as it doesn't smell like food and works just as well, although it tends to be a bit more pricey.

    As with anything else in this life, consistency is key...pick a routine that works for your lifestyle and your hand-therapy regimen and stick with it, whether it's 'wearing-moisture-filled-gloves-at-night', or 'wearing-moisture-filled-gloves-during-work', etc.

    Personally, I can't wear gloves at night whilst sleeping. At all. Can't do it.

  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

  8. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    I had a girlfriend who loved using all these moisturizers. Loved reading the post. Brought back some fun memories. EMOLLIENTS (hell yeah). :bigsmile2:
  9. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    Try a product called Corn Huskers Lotion. 7.99 for a 7 oz. bottle.
  10. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    It is not so much as my hands get dry but they used to crack and split on the fingertips. There were times when I had to use superglue to hold them together. A regime of vitamins and saturating my hands with O'Keefes "working hands" lotion did the trick. This lotion is available at Lowes or Home Depot. Gloves are a must though.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I also don't wear gloves and pay the price of dry/cracked hands. I have yet to find a pair of gloves that I can work with and still use the DIAD.
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Pm me your address and ill send you a pair. Best gloves ever Highflex by Ansell.
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Ditto. I just bought some at Menards for 4 bucks a pair. The grip makes the pkgs seem lighter also.
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I use [FONT=tahoma,arial] Cocoa butter.[/FONT]
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    An outfit called Pro Safety Supplies has them for $2.57 a pair. I used to use a brown cotton glove made by Jersey that had little rubber dots embeded in them. They were called Hob Nob Dots. At that time they cost about $1.29 a pair. I don't even know if they make them anymore. I got so used to wearing them that when it finally warmed up in the spring I actually had a hard time adjusting to running the DIAD without gloves.
  16. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    I feel like I need to put lotion on my hand from just looking at that picture. Good Lord, my man.....GLOVES!!!!
  17. BURMDPsupe

    BURMDPsupe Member

    Try these:
    [h=1]Head Digital Sport Running Gloves w/Sensatec[/h]
  18. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Rose Salve works great for just about everything. Use chapstick? I would apply chapstick and have to reapply in 15 minutes. One use of Rose salve and you wont need another in hours, even days.

    C.O. Bigelow - Rose Salve - No. 012

    Before you know it, you'll be a dapper man again!
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    For some reason I only have this problem with my right hand, the hand I use for the remote and or mouse?
    My left hand is moist and supple when I wake up most mornings.
    I've tried becoming ambidextrous, but it just isn't the same.
  20. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    I never could stand wearing gloves unless I was putting chains on the truck. One thing that did work well when my hands got really bad was to wash some dishes after work. It gets your hands really clean and they can absorb a lot of moisture. Then use some good lotion like some mentioned above a few times before bed. I use to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the truck for germs but it really dries out your hands. Then I found Gold Bond hand sanitizer moisturizer works good and keeps your hands from drying out. With all the flu going around I would use this often and rarely was sick and my hands looked marvelous.