Hygiene chapping your hands?

Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Biddlin, Apr 4, 2020.

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What do you use for chapped hands?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2020.
  1. Home remedy (i.e. olive oil or chicken fatr etc,))

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Brand name conditoner(i.e. Cornhuskers or Nivea etc.

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Nothing, my hands are fine.

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Nothing, I want to experience the cracked skin, bleeding and pain.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Generic hand cream

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Since the first of February I have probably washed my hands 25-30 times/day. A couple of weeks ago I noticed the skin on my right hand was starting the chap and I began a regimen of "conditioning." I have been using a store brand hand cream. Results have been mixed so I wonder what products you guys are using.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    I've bought 5 litres (about 1.5 gallons) of Isopropyl alcohol from my favourite electronics supply company. I mix 90% of this with 10% glycerine and I have a virus killer that doesn't dry my hands. Anything more than 70% will do the job.
     
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    What I do, but I only could get 70% which is fine.

    To regain normal skin, get your hands on (pun intended) a can of Bag Balm.
     
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    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Really? I've found that alcohol based hand sanitizers dry my hands out more quickly than soap, so I tend to avoid them.

    To answer your question Biddlin, I've been using brand name skin moisturizers which have been working well for me. Keep those hands from drying and cracking, otherwise you've created more points of entry for something like a virus.
     
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    Unfortunately it is alcohol that is most effective in destroying the virus. Corona has a lipid shell that disintegrates on contact with alcohol pretty much instantly.
     
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    That is great news. I'll open another bottle of wine right away.
     
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