03-31-2020, 08:21 PM
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Not sure it comes out in the picture very well, but if you do concentrate on the difference between my forearm and the back of my hand, you'll see the hand is much more red.

What you got, Gents... Show yours.[Image: b653569c7f72eb7d77f5391c8538aee6.jpg][Image: 0ffdce585a8ec866d58ff14b487c3551.jpg]

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 04-02-2020, 07:29 PM
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Apparently no one!!

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 04-03-2020, 07:38 AM
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Maybe later...

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 04-03-2020, 12:19 PM
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 04-03-2020, 03:10 PM
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I was thinking about a thread like this last week. I have been getting very dry and scratchy around my wrists like you. I am using liquid soap and hard bar soaps to wash my hands. But it's been a pain so I have to use more butters to moisturize. Luckily next week, I have a bottle of lotion coming in and I will be using that on my hands plenty. I also get dry hands and fingers because I have my hands in clay for extended periods and that is pretty stripping to your hands. My hands more or less look exactly like yours.

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 04-03-2020, 03:40 PM
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Lately I’ve been trying to: 1. wash for 20 sec (as the CDC suggests), then 2. allow my hands to retain some dampness after drying, then 3. immediately apply a little bit of hand lotion. This approach has helped reduce redness and drying.

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 04-04-2020, 12:10 PM
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I have some lotion on the way too and I really hope it helps. This is getting ridiculous.

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 04-04-2020, 05:11 PM
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I'm being extremely diligent about hand washing and sanitizing with alcohol spray.  I've already read articles about people developing skin dryness from all the hand washing going on.  Fortunately, I have oily skin and have not had any issues.  However, I avoid liquid soaps and only use bar soaps with minimal, simple, natural ingredients.  I also use Jojoba oil on my hands.  By the way, Jojoba oil is the main ingredient in the Sebum line of post-shave serums.  This is the brand I use, but I'm sure other brands would work just as well.

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 04-04-2020, 08:32 PM
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Ouch Matt!  I'm washing my hands away too so,I'm also using a ton of Shea butter post wash.

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 04-04-2020, 08:44 PM
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I too have dry skin and the area between the fingers (at the base) gets flaky and looks awkward. Used alcohol hand rubs quite a lot in the initial days of Covid outbreak and it worsened the condition so migrated to liquid soaps. It has reduced the dryness but not helped entirely. 

Thankfully, I visited a dermatologist and bought a hand cream with paraffin oil and I am so very  pleased with the performance.

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 04-05-2020, 02:49 PM
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(04-04-2020, 08:32 PM)Lipripper60 Wrote: Ouch Matt!  I'm washing my hands away too so,I'm also using a ton of Shea butter post wash.
Ha, ironically I did use some last night. I think I put too much on bc it itched like crazy after an hour or so, and I had to rinse it off, which helped the itch.

This morning it looked better, somewhat healed. I'll keep using it, but more sparingly.

And I have some lotion from Zingari Man coming, so I'll try that out too.

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 04-09-2020, 07:05 PM
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My hands look like they have aged 2 decades in the last 2 weeks. [Image: 042b276319a59acd43dd1f36e5c1119b.jpg]

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 04-09-2020, 07:52 PM
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Matt, that looks terrible and painful.  I hope you find a product which  alleviates the dryness.  As I suggested above, you may want to try Jojoba oil.

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 04-09-2020, 08:15 PM
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(04-09-2020, 07:52 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Matt, that looks terrible and painful.  I hope you find a product which  alleviates the dryness.  As I suggested above, you may want to try Jojoba oil.
Thanks Ricardo, I will get some from the store next time I'm there.

I should probably stick to one hand soap at a time (I have an arsenal of those too, haha) to see which ones are best/worst for what is happening here. I think I have like 8-9 different soaps at my sinks (and 3-4 in the shower).

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 04-11-2020, 05:32 PM
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Cracking.

But I did buy some jojoba oil and glycerin today so hopefully those help. [Image: 37838856e1648a63c78003d1ca0bc022.jpg]

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 04-11-2020, 06:41 PM
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Matt, they're getting worse.  I hope the Jojoba oil helps.

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 04-14-2020, 07:35 PM
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Ricardo,

The jojoba oil seems to be working nicely. Thank you for the suggestion... I really appreciate it!
Just out of curiosity, why did you know/say jojoba oil instead of another oil/butter (... there are so many choices)?

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I also bought this jar/vial with roller-ball applicator. I like it a lot, bc it doesn't let a ton of oil flow through, and bc I don't have to use my other hand/fingers to rub in the oil and therefore save myself from needing to wash one more time. [Image: febfe64071f9fb394384be4ecce005bb.jpg]

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 04-15-2020, 02:14 AM
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Nero, a couple quick notes. Hopefully you know of our sebum gland and how it will help moisturize the skin. I also know it can condition our body hair such as our head hair growing from the scalp. The jojoba or latin (Simmondsia chinsensis) seed oil is capable of being an oil in texture. If I remember right, the chemical makeup is really a wax so you will also see ingredients with attached esters or wax after jojoba. This is where our jojoba seed oil has an extraction for the wax esters and thus you get a different "ingredient". Anyways, the quick little search says that means it's a derivative with a different length chain and it's use can be varied.

A couple important takeaways from jojoba. Whether you call it oil or wax, it is very comparable to our humanly produced sebum (97% chemically comparable). More important than anything else, no one knows whether to say ho ho buh or jojo buh to pronounce jojoba.  Biggrin

My hands and skin are pretty red and its partially due to our cold wet weather and then no clouds today with a ton of sun. I have a mixture in a little pot of mainly mango butter, some kokum, and then some avocado oil and jojoba oil. It's easily pliable and I scoop about an almonds worth for my hands, or same amount for my face, or same amount for my hair. Nero, I'd look into avocado oil as I find it very gentle on the skin, very nourishing, good on different skins. Worth considering. I took photos of my hands the other day but having issues uploading right now.

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 04-15-2020, 10:03 AM
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How many times a day are some of you guys washing your hands?  On average I wash my hands once an hour for 20 seconds each time with warm water and liquid soap; I dry them with a paper towel thoroughly and apply hand lotion every time.  My hands are not looking any worse for wear and certainly don’t look rough and dry or cracked like in some of the above photos.  I’m 72, but my skin of my hands doesn’t have age spots or look aged.

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 04-15-2020, 10:22 AM
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(04-15-2020, 10:03 AM)Rufus Wrote: How many times a day are some of you guys washing your hands?  On average I wash my hands once an hour for 20 seconds each time with warm water and liquid soap; I dry them with a paper towel thoroughly and apply hand lotion every time.  My hands are not looking any worse for wear and certainly don’t look rough and dry or cracked like in some of the above photos.  I’m 72, but my skin of my hands doesn’t have age spots or look aged.
I live in Colorado at 7000ft. where it is a very dry climate, which is a large factor bc the air is sucking moisture from my body 24/7.

I wash my hands for 20 seconds, probably every hour, too.

I have a lot of soaps I use actively. It could be that one or more of them is causing additional dryness.

But - Glad the jojoba oil is helping lots in the last few days.

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