5 Best Hand Creams for Dry, Cracked Knuckles and Chapped Hands

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The lack of moisture in the air indoors during winter often wreaks havoc on your hands. Your hands may be chapping and dry, and even worse – your knuckles might be cracking to the point that they bleed. If your hands look like a disaster area, you need the best hand cream to return them to their supple state.

Tip #1: Sleep in Socks

When I was young and my knuckles cracked and bled, my grandmother told me to slather my fingers, knuckles, palms, and wrists with a thick coat of Vaseline before bed, and then sleep with socks on my hands. While you may not think of petroleum jelly as the best hand cream, the method still works. All day long, you are washing your hands repeatedly – and it’s hard for lotions and creams to soak in and work their magic. At night however, they can.

If you are having issues this winter with dry, chapped hands and cracked knuckles, choose one of the following natural moisturizers for a little TLC. Apply a generous amount right before bed. Massage the potion in well, paying particular attention to your cuticles and knuckles, and then sleep in a couple of soft socks. Make sure that the socks are thick enough that the potion won’t seep through onto your sheets. Choose tall socks if you are getting your wrists into the moisturizing action.

When you wake up, your hands – and your nails – will be in much better shape. For top results where your fingernails are concerned, remove your polish before the overnight treatment.

Tip #2: Choose the Best Hand Cream

  1. Vitamin E Oil – Many health claims surround this vitamin, which contains antioxidants that fight free radicals. It may also speed healing and reduce scarring. One thing is certain: it is an excellent moisturizer. If you haven’t used it before and have sensitive skin, test a small area of your skin at first before going all out overnight.
  1. Coconut Oil – The saturated fat in coconut oil is a great moisturizer, and it is used all over the world as a beauty booster for hair and skin. Coconut oil also contains 12-carbon Lauric Acid, which can function to kill bacteria and viruses. It’s great protection for bleeding knuckles, and as a bonus – it smells great!
  1. Olive Oil – Olive oil is a prime beauty agent for many Mediterranean women, and it’s probably already in your pantry. It softens the skin and makes it more supple, with healthy fatty acids that also have anti-aging benefits.
  1. Aloe Vera – Use fresh aloe vera gel squeezed from a leaf and massage all over your hands. Aloe vera is particularly good for ruddy hands and knuckles, because it calms inflammation and forms a protective layer on your skin. If you find it too watery to work with, try combining your aloe vera with a few drops of vitamin E oil.
  1. Shea Butter – Rich in vitamins A, E, F, and K, this thick balm is ideal for softening and regenerating the driest skin. Because it is so thick and paste-like, many shea products are mixed with vitamin E oil to make it easier to apply.

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    Q: I had this cyst removed from my left hand last year, and it has come back. My left hand swells to the point where I am unable to see my knuckles at times. I really don't want to be cut again. How can I remove this with no surgery?

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    Perform Full Body Detox. Soak hand in hot water, and sea salt (1 cup). Let hand soak for 30 minutes per day.

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    Q: I have been getting warts on my hands and fingers, even my elbows for several years now. Everything I try does not work. freezing, wart sticks, duct tape. There seems to be no end to my condition. Do you have anything that will rid me of these for good? Please contact me as soon as possible.

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    Perform: FULL BODY DETOX ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN (twice, back to back)! Warts will take some time to heal but you can heal. Go RAW FOODS and drink plenty of green vegetable juice. Bath in hot water, sea salt (1 box), and 6 drops of essential oil of tea tree!

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    Q: I've been doing raw for about 28 days and I am on day 9 of the FULL BODY DETOX. I have noticed that my hands are orange occasionally. This also was present before doing the raw fast and detox as well. I looked on your website to see if you had any articles pertaining to this but didn't see any. I have read up a little on jaundice, but I experience this only on my hands (palms only, not in eyes or anywhere else). 5 or 6 years ago I was experiencing pain in my liver area and began changing my diet. Shortly after that I went to see an acupuncture therapist for a back injury (car accident) and he asked had I'd been experiencing pain anywhere else and I told him in the liver area. He treated me for both. I never have pain in my liver area again but was unsure what the orange hands are all about. I don't know if that is too much information, but I'd really appreciate any information you can give me on this issue.

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    Orange or yellowish hands or feet denote TOXICITY. The body is toxic, especially the liver and needs to be cleansed periodically. Give the FULL BODY DETOX a try! Soak your hands in hot water (as hot as you can bear it) and 1 box of sea salt for about 30 minutes daily. I had this problem some years ago. I was going through times, had been through so much. I went and got a manicure one day and the Asian lady could read palms and told me I needed to relax. I had been doing everything by myself for a long time in life and needed to rest. She kept emphasizing rest. While this was true, my body also needed to detox. The anger in me at certain people and certain circumstances was stored in my liver (the liver stores anger). But in order to start a new life and live life anew, I had to work on my LIVE-R.

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    Q: I have a problem with my nails both on my hands and all the nails on the left foot. The nails are hard, and they don't attach to the nail bed. With my son I've also noticed, white lines on his nails? What do you recommend?

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    Your nails lack nutrition, and your circulation is impaired. Perform Full Body Detox, and follow the advice in the "Toenail Fungal" article. White lines in nails denote nutritional void, especially zinc and iron. Try Hair-Skin-Nails Formula.

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    WHEN THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE SKIN, IT'S TIME TO CLEANSE THE BLOOD. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU LOOK INTO OUR FULL BODY DETOX AND CONSIDER A PERMANENT DIETARY CHANGE AFTER DETOXING. OUR PILLS ARE PRETTY SMALL IN SIZE, BELOVED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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    YOUR BODY IS TALKING TO YOU. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO DETOXIFY YOUR BODY. LOOK INTO OUR FULL BODY DETOX AND START YOUR HEALING PROCESS, BELOVED. YOU CAN HEAL! IT'S YOUR DIVINE BIRTHRIGHT!

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    It very well may be a condition of excess lactic acid, from diet built up over the years. Lactic acid causes stiffness in the body. Have her soak daily for about 1 hour in warm water, and 2-3 boxes of sea salt (or 78 ounces of sea salt). Can this person perform the Full body Detox? This person should drink vegetable juice daily. A raw foods diet would be best to get some immediate results.

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    Try or CIRCUL-AID FORMULA (3 capsules 2-3 times per day) for your sweating situation. Also, read our "â€TOE NAIL FUNGAL INFECTION†article on our "Articles" page.

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    Q: Thanks for all of the information which is very beneficial I must say. My question to you is what's the best type of aloe vera juice to drink? Also I have heard that the gel from the plant can be mixed into a smoothie, is that true? Greetings! As far as the best brand I really wouldn't know as there are a few good brands on the market. Just make sure your aloe vera juice is at 99% pure and with no additives. Aloe gel can be added to a fruit smoothie though

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    I personally wouldn't add it to a fruit smoothie.

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    First of all, EDUCATE yourself! Learn what caused the diseases in the first place! Each article will let you know what you need to (which is always detoxing w/ the FULL BODY DETOX). â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGE†â€STAPH INFECTION†â€HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)â€

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    Q: I think this way is easier and faster to have your response. I currently have many skin problems. I first started having body rash and eczema around my lips. When the skin gets dry, it hurts, and I've been trying to moisturize the skin with using all natural Burt's Bees andor Hugo natural lotion, cream or oil. I tried sea salt soak and been taking Sen-Fen, Blood formula, Immune support, Anti-Viral, but it's not working and the symptoms haven't gotten better at all. My entire body is really itchy from rash, so I haven't been able to sleep well for the past 2-3 weeks. If you have any suggestions for life style, special drinks and foods or products I can use, please let me know asap.

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    Greetings! You skin problems are explained in the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" which I suggest you read. (visit articles section). When there's no physical healing, check the mind. Check out the NEW MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL and there is a chapter in there on using the mind to heal. Basically you are focusing too much on the problem and not the solution which is optimal health and well-being. You are telling yourself how you don't want these problems and by saying this subconsciously, you are keeping the problems. Have your permanently switched or changed your diet? If not, what are you waiting for? Your blood is begging to be purified. Herbs alone won't get the job done. Let go of worrying about the problem. Focus on enjoying life, getting back in balance and you will begin to heal!

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    Q: I have some big veins on my hands and feet and its embarrassing to me. What can I use for that to make them look smaller or disappear?

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    We recommend you try our Veins Formula, Circu-Laid formula and our Oxy-Oil. These will greatly help your vein situation.

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    Q: My skin has a thick crust like coating in the lesions. Is there something I can apply? I have been using the OZ OIL. Is there a special way to use it to get results?

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    I RECOMMEND THE HEALING SKIN OILFOR YOUR SITUATION.

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    Q: During my phone consultation, I inquired about shaving creams other than the magic shave that I had been using for years. I tried the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap as well as the Alba shaving cream. I have tried them both, and I use the hydrogen peroxide after I shave. But after a couple of days of smooth butter skin, my face becomes slightly irritated and small bumps form around the area where a goatee would grow. I know that I have some skin issues as of late, but don't know what. I even put a good amount of the OZ OIL on my face after I use the hydrogen peroxide. Should I not expect any constant smooth shaves until I go through the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD)?

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    Whether you know it not but you answered your own question and correctly so. Yes, give the FULL BODY DETOX a try!

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    Q: My daughter is currently taking Gingko Biloba + Gotu Kola (1 capsule), Magical Alchemical Elixir (2 drops twice daily), Cardio-Vascular Formula (3 capsules), Brain Tuner (3 capsules) and children detox from Dherbs. However, she still experience palpitation + mild seizure (raising of hands) every morning upon waking up. She experience mild fits once a day usually in her sleep/nap and get a severe seizure once every 10-12 days also during her sleep/nap. She was also diagnosed as Asperger Syndrome when she was seven and has improved considerably but not able to focus and easily get irritated. She likes to flipflop her hands a lot and always in wonderland during class. Not able to understand and totally lost in class though she has a very good memory. I also bring her to temple every week to pray and seek spiritual guidance and apply Reiki to her everyday. At present I just do not know what else to do to control her seizure and morning palpitation. Will Epson salt bath help in her epilepsy and anise powder water help in her palpitation. Your guidance and help is much appreciated.

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    Something is going on while she's sleeping (visiting another realm). It sounds like it could be something from a past-life. Consider placing crystals near her bed and under pillow. Crystals such as amethyst, selenite, angelite, quartz, turquoise, black tourmaline, pink or purple lepidolite, lapis lazuli, sodalite, etc.

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    Q: I need help with my sweaty hands its stopping me from reaching my goals. I don't want to take Botox shots. Also I need a cure for my acne.

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    For sweaty palms, perform the FULL BODY DETOX and after you perform it, take 3 capsules of CIRCUL-AID FORMULA 2 times per day. For acne, we have already covered this in our article entitled "ACNE" which you can find in our articles section on our site.

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    Q: I am a massage therapist. During a year long detox with the help of a Naturopath I lost about 40 pounds. However, I could only lose weight while fasting. Though I recognized that I was extremely toxic (very thick, dark menses every 15 days to flu-like symptoms) it seemed that fecal matter was getting "stuck" in the bend of the trans. Colon and disc. Colon. Maintaining the weight losses and good health was difficult in spite of being on a wholesome diet. Digestive enzymes seemed to adversely affect digestion since elimination was slow (once a day). Though enzymes worked well in the stomach, I would only gain weight with the use of enzymes: drinking a gallon of water a day only touched my extreme thirst. I would become lethargic and experience painful menses. Cramps, along with swelling in the ankles. Recently a massage therapist who worked with colon massage laid hands on me and told me that my trans. colon was sitting below my belly button. His massaging in the bend of the trans. colon and the disc. Colon was very uncomfortable. We agreed that massage could help with my situation since I felt great after the massage. I take flaxseed oil, prune juice, probiotics, and cranberry juice everyday and I have been seeing a colon hydro therapist for the past five weeks (once a week) with very good results. Is there a special diet that can help pull the trans colon back into position? I really want to be able to eat wholesome foods and look and feel wholesome at the same time. Thank you for your support.

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND COLON REPAIR. CONSIDER THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE AND IT'S CORRELATING DIET (WHICH COMES WITH THE CLEANSE) AND DRINK MUCH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICE, BUT ESPECIALLY VEGETABLE JUICE. FRUITS SMOOTHIES WILL ALSO HELP REPAIR THE COLON. DRINK 2-4 OUNCES OF ALOE VERA JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER. PERFORM ANTI-GRAVITY EXERCISES 15-MINUTES PER DAY (HAVE LEGS RAISED HIGHER THAN THE FACE - I.E. LEGS UP AGAINST THE WALL WITH HEAD AND BACK ON THE GROUND). PERFORM ENEMAS AND COLONICS AS WELL. ALL ORGANS ARE REPAIRABLE AND THEREFORE YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF OF THIS CRISIS. PEACE, OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BE UNTO YOU.

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    Q: I want to find out about skin lightening or evening out my skintone. I am a dark skinned 46 year old black female, I do not use bleaching creams because they are cancerous, and I think that it borders on black female self hatred, But I have uneven, and very dry dark skin color, I would like to get my skin all to one tone, and moist and healthy. Do you have any ideas, or recipes for a natural bleaching cream?

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    Skin tone changes based upon life changes, just as your hands change based upon life changes. Live healthy, holistic, and everything will come back into balance. You see, evidently you did something for the skin to become uneven, after all, the skin was not always uneven. Something happened based upon what was going on in your life, and things you were doing and thinking. Go back to that period and reflect and start from there. Do the reverse and the healing will begin.

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    Q: When I use the OZ OIL my outer skin is very soft and subtle. However deep down in the skin I feel very itchy. I have been assuming this is the effect of the oil doing its job. After a few weeks I got the feeling that I should try to loofa off the top layers of skin so the under skin could rejuvenate its self. I suppose I am writing because I want to check to make sure that the deep itching truly is a positive healing process before I purchase another bottle. Also to prompt you for any other ideas you might have to help my condition. It is purely beauty based btw I don't have any skin illness.

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    The itching is a natural side effect that a healing crisis is taking place. Keep using the Oxy Oil at your discretion.