By kristinabjornbak | Category: It Worked 4 Me
Maybe it's the winter. Maybe it's not drinking enough water. Or maybe it's having to wash your hands five million times a day between diaper changes, cooking, cleaning, and children's activities, but your hands are a wreck.
Personally, my hands have the tendency to crack and bleed on the bottom knuckle. I've tried tons of different lotions, and none helped or only helped temporarily. But I have found a solution! OK, well, two solutions, and they are pretty easy.
1. Vaseline. Yes, plain old Vaseline. You can get a small container of it for $1 in the Target travel toiletries section. Before you go to bed, rub it into your hands. You should see an improvement by the next day.
2. Lansinoh Lanolin. This item is also easy to come by, and you can find it in most stores, most likely in the baby section. It's designed for dry and cracked nipples of breastfeeding mothers. Take a very small amount and warm it up by rubbing it between your thumb and forefinger. Rub into your hands before you go to bed.
I hope you have healthier hands in the next few days!
If any of you have something special that works for you let me know!
*Note*: I heard that Vaseline and lanolin are cancer causing. When I researched it, I found that the only sites that claim Vaseline is hazardous are trying to get people to buy their "safe" alternative products. I found several places that state that Vaseline is safe or, at the very least, there are no studies saying that it is not. As for the lanolin, I found that it is not the lanolin itself that is the problem, but any contaminants that get into it (pesticides, etc). My tube of Lansinoh says that it is ultra pure and medical grade, so I assume that it is fine. I encourage you to do your own research into the matter. Remember to always check multiple sources, and beware of sites with an agenda.