Hand Care

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matt Till, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    My hands are dying too... death... it surrounds me.

    Painting/Bass Playing/Naturally Dry skin

    What specifically works for you guys (not just "lotion" for an answer) because I don't think that's heavy duty enough for me.

    Also, what would you recommend for getting paint off my hands without trashing my hands further.

    (I've done the J'Lo trick before where you wear "gloves" (I wore socks) filled with lotion when you sleep, that works pretty good) :bag:

  2. Do that trick with rubber gloves, and make sure you stretch your hands and forearms before playing so you don't pull anything.

    Like, stretch your fingers at a 90 degree angle with your wrist and pull them back till you feel they are well stretched.

    Do the same thing, only the other direction, that ones a little trickier, but it should help.
  3. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I've put in a call for you. Expect a visit very soon:
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Speaking of lotion, have you tried Curel?
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Here's what you do:

    Find a girl. They know about this stuff.
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    A really good thing for dry hands is hand recovery from Crabtree & Evelyn. Click here

    This is the company I work for, and this stuff works like a charm. If you want some of this, PM me. I can send you some for free. Pick a flavor and it's yours. The gardeners stuff is pretty good.

  7. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Your manhood has been officially revoked. Sorry, dude.

    brad cook
  8. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    I'm married. I lost my manhood years ago. :crying: :smug:
  9. I'm not touching some potential jokes with a 10 and 1/2 foot pole...

    Have you tried just washing them more? Taking more showers?
  10. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    what is going on here? i am confused!! ?
  11. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    he he he

    I was going to sell you hansom cream but i already see that you got some...

  12. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Corn Husker's Lotion is the best stuff I've found.

    I was working in freezers in winter, and my hands were getting so dry they'd crack and bleed every single day. Corn Husker's Lotion, recommended by embellisher, is what helped me out.

    So what's the scoop on this Curel? Is it even better or something?
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Curel is more of a 'lotion' lotion, like vaseline intensive care only much better, and no greasy residue.

    That Corn Huskers lotion did the trick for you, huh? Glad to hear that.:cool:
  14. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    My wife gets some goop they give the nurses at the hospital, works great. I get those splits on the fingertips, the ones that make every note annoying to play. -they are greatly reduced by this stuff. I'll ask her if there is a "civilian" equivalent.
  15. Best stuff I ever used was "Sorbolene" which I got when I was in NZ and Oz - it's not available in USA (thanks FDA!!!). Best stuff I've found in the USA is "Cetaphil" (made by Galderma), and if you can't find that, "Lubriderm" is pretty good.

    Well, you did ask…

    - Wil
  16. My hands always seem to die in the winter for some reason, dry skin I guess. Like some people have recommended, I use Curel. Works great for me.
  17. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Try rubbing Chapstick on your hands.