why do you get dry hands?

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  • dufftownallan 8 Sep 2009 20:07:53 4,725 posts
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    despite putting my hands under water all night they are still dry. one would think that the very act of hydrating them would solve the problem but after a wee splash my hands revert to sandpaper status. why?
  • caligari 8 Sep 2009 20:15:52 17,090 posts
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    Towels?
  • effinjamie 8 Sep 2009 20:24:10 895 posts
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    because your obviously washing the natural oils out of your skin, which water alone won't replace. Detergents or solvents are the main cause of this. Replace the oils on your skin by using something like cream E45

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  • GrandTheftApu 8 Sep 2009 20:24:51 6,119 posts
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    How did you put them under water all night? According to popular rumour putting a sleeping persons hand in water will make them wet themself. Any little 'accidents' you want to confess?
  • Whizzo 8 Sep 2009 20:27:13 43,229 posts
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    dufftownallan wrote:a wee splash my hands revert to sandpaper status.
    Disgusting.

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  • dufftownallan 8 Sep 2009 20:38:04 4,725 posts
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    as if a man owns moisturiser...
    gta, thank fuck the toilet is beside the sink, eh?
  • JoeBlade 8 Sep 2009 20:41:14 2,592 posts
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    Are you a Stone Golem perchance?

    I know I know, just ruling out the obvious ones here.
  • Ka-blamo 8 Sep 2009 20:43:15 7,493 posts
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    "why do you get dry hands?"

    I don't :/
  • askew 8 Sep 2009 20:46:52 12,444 posts
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    dufftownallan wrote:
    as if a man owns moisturiser...
    gta, thank fuck the toilet is beside the sink, eh?

    Steal your girlfriends'.
  • generica 8 Sep 2009 20:47:36 4,273 posts
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    Water dries out the skin!
  • generica 8 Sep 2009 21:07:40 4,273 posts
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    I have eczema on my hands which is an awkward place because every time I wash my hands or I wash my body with my hands the water dries out the eczema and I have to use moisturiser cream. Water, saliva and most other liquids dry the skin further; paradoxically the best thing you can do is keep your hands dry, until you can use moisturiser. I am prescribed E45 cream but it is cheap to buy, I recommend you get some. To reiterate: wetting your hands with water is drying them further.

    edit: what effinjamie says.
  • guts 8 Sep 2009 21:09:57 1,690 posts
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    Water dries out teh skin!
    My missus shocked me with this one because I always 'drip dry' after a bath.
    I work with engines and often get dry hands. I just use non perfumed moisteriser if it gets too bad. Loads of blokes brands make them. Look out for the christmas 'gift packs' and pick up a few small ones to try out. They will be in the shops soon, it's nearly autumn after all.

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  • Oh-Bollox 8 Sep 2009 21:10:47 5,333 posts
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    What about spoff?
  • pinkds 8 Sep 2009 22:40:31 1,604 posts
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    E45 is awful awful stuff.
  • faux-C 8 Sep 2009 22:41:54 9,455 posts
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    askew wrote:
    dufftownallan wrote:
    as if a man owns moisturiser...
    gta, thank fuck the toilet is beside the sink, eh?

    Steal your girlfriends'.

    How many girlfriends does the guy have?
  • mal 8 Sep 2009 23:24:50 22,728 posts
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    I get dry hands if I use any sort of liquid 'soap', even the so-called moisturising stuff - it's all bullshit if you ask me. Any detergent will trap oils, be they contaminant or natural oils regardless. So will soap actually, but soap contains excess glycerin which acts as a natural replacement far more effectively than moisturiser. Just buy the cheapest stuff the shop sells - but check on the label that it is actually soap, and not soap substitute or detergent. Sodium laureth sulfate is a detergent, so avoid that on the label - but most supermarkets will sell plain soap cheap which is just soap and a bit of pong, and that's fine on my skin.

    Also, cold dry weather (of which we've had a small taste recently) will dry your hands out. Wear gloves.

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  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 8 Sep 2009 23:27:53 14,033 posts
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    Random fact: Sunscreen works just as well as many cheap moisturisers, because it basically is made out moisturiser.
  • dufftownallan 9 Sep 2009 08:25:09 4,725 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    askew wrote:
    dufftownallan wrote:
    as if a man owns moisturiser...
    gta, thank fuck the toilet is beside the sink, eh?

    Steal your girlfriends'.

    How many girlfriends does the guy have?
    about 23.
    im not against using moisturiser at all, its just that as a man i dont think about such practicalities. i had this argument with one of my girlfriends, men dont think about getting injured or getting sick, ergo we dont bother stocking up a medicine cabinet. it is then our god-given right to complain when we are struck down with an illness/irritant of some description. this is how the world works.
  • Dougs 9 Sep 2009 08:30:36 68,548 posts
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    I confess I use hand cream, like a gayer. If I don't, my hands dry up, crack and then blister. Best one I've found is Body Shop Hemp hand cream. Wicked stuff. Not cheap at 9.50 a tube but better than the ones found in Boots etc for 3-4
  • LeoliansBro 9 Sep 2009 08:34:49 44,570 posts
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    Why do you think dripping water onto your hands will 'hydrate' them, or why the dryness you feel is caused by water in the first place?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Dougs 9 Sep 2009 08:37:50 68,548 posts
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    That's pretty gay ecosse. I get by with Dove soap, Nivea face wash, face cream, Dove moisturiser for the legs and hemp hand cream. :)
  • Dougs 9 Sep 2009 08:41:42 68,548 posts
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    I know! Same as the hands though, if I don't, they blister. I blame my old man (my dad, of course, not the old fella!), he's the same.
  • Dougs 9 Sep 2009 08:47:34 68,548 posts
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    Nothing contagious, so I'm told.
  • Dougs 9 Sep 2009 08:55:16 68,548 posts
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    Good job I'm in London at the mo. :)
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