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Reader question: Help my hands!

Hi Liz! I am currently looking for the best hand & nail cream since my hands are easily dried up due to our office aircon and frequent use of alcohol for hygiene purposes. In addition, my cuticles are very dry that's why I always have a nail cutter in by bag to avoid having wounds in my hands. Lately, I've been using Bobbie Cuticle Oil but I don't use them often because its too messy to use. Hope you will help me with this problem. - Tin

Hi Tin! I've been having this problem lately, as well. I play with my dog a lot so I find myself washing my hands several times every couple of hours! My hands looked like prunes, until I started getting wise and paying more attention to them. 

That said, I love, love, LOVE the Vitacreme B12 Body Milk. It's a heavy cream product that revives dried-up skin like no other. This is the best moisturizer I've tried, especially for hands and nails! I just massage a pea-sized amount and wait for it to work its magic. 

Downside is, it's almost P2,500 for a tube. 0_0 Fortunately there are cheaper alternatives. Moroccan argan oil (such as the one from Snoe) is also a great dry skin buster. Just work a few drops onto your hands and nails to keep them moisturized everytime you need that boost.

An even cheaper alternative is the Human Nature Sunflower Seed Beauty Oil. Everyone swears by this!

To seal the moisture in your cuticles, you can apply a thin layer of the Rosebud Salve or Carmex in the area. These products are good not just for lips but for nails too! :) They have a petroleum jelly base which is also infused with some essential oils.

Last tip - instead of using alcohol, you might want to less drying alternatives to sanitize your hands. The Avon Naturals Antibacterial Hand Gel and Snoe Fizzy Clean Hand Sanitizer in Green Tea are kinder to your hands.

Hope this helps, Tin! :) Guys, if you have more tips, do let us know!

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