What's your favorite hand lotion?

  1. Since we are ALWAYS washing our hands and/or using hand gels, it is very drying on the skin. With winter weather dry hands are REALLY a problem. What is your favorite hand lotion to keep your nursing hands supple and soft? I like Equate Advanced Healing from Wal-Mart. It is cheap, works good, and I don't feel bad when I have to apply it about 100x's a day!
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    i use the wal-mart brand of Aveno hand cream for everyday use. if my hands get super dry to the point of cracking, i use Avon's silicone glove.
  4. by   ptnurse
    Curel lotion. Does a great job without making my hands feel like they are slick and greasy.
  5. by   colleen10
    For everyday use and before I go to bed I like Neutrogena's hand lotion. It comes in a little plastic tube/bottle. It only takes a little dab to cover your whole hand. It's between 4-5 dollars a bottle but I have one that has lasted almost a whole year and I use it just about everynight.

    If my hands get really bad with cracking and cuts I use medicated Eucerin that comes in a small "tub". I use it at night before I go to bed and usually put cotton gloves over it as it is pretty sticky. But, I'll wake up the next morning and most of the cuts and cracks will be completely healed. Can't beat it.
  6. by   PennyLane
    I was in a drug store last year, and my eye was caught by something called "Crack Creme". Hmmm... what the h*ll could that be, I thought. Turns out it's hand lotion for cracked hands, which I always have in the *******' winter.

    A year later, I still have the little tube. You just need a dab. And it smells good--like cloves or something. Everyone makes fun of me because I show it to everyone!! haha
  7. by   bagladyrn
    My latest favorite is grapeseed oil body butter from the Body Shop. Light scent, doesn't stay greasy and keeps my skin really moist.
  8. by   Mkue
    I use Avon hand moisturizer, get it every year as a Christmas gift from my sister, it lasts forever so I usually still have some left over each year.
  9. by   Beach_RN
    It's Avon Silocone Glove for me!!!!!!!! Love that stuff.... silky smooth hands!
  10. by   sunnygirl272
    i found the most awesome stuff...can't wait til xmas when santa (aka my mom) gives it to me...lol..we went shopping the other day and a saleschick at crabtree&evelyn (not a store i normally frequent) got us to try this stuff....
    it comes in other scents..but it freakin rocks...my mom is a nurse also and she was amazed too...
    ya use this rough exfoliant stuff, put it on your dry hands...then rub rub rub..then rinse it off...then put on this wonderful cream....
    we became instant addicts!!!
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    I like to sleep with cotton gloves on overnight and a liberal coating of A&D ointment.
  12. by   ?burntout
    I love Avon's Vita moist-it has such a clean scent.....
    Plus I LOVE Bath and Body Works Healing Hands lotion-it has shea butter in it and it feels wonderful! But I think they have stopped selling it (again)-not quite sure............
  13. by   adrienurse
    Curel moisture therapy (unscented), Aveeno lotion with menthol, Avon Sillicone glove. Sometimes when it's really bad, I'll mix one of the above with vaseline.
  14. by   Brita01
    Any kind of baby lotion. Just for the smell of it. Walmart's brand is good. It's cheap and it smells great!