- First, you need to soak your hands in warm water for about 10 minutes.
- Then immediately coat them in lotion.
- Put gloves on to rehydrate the hands. It also keeps soaps, chemicals, and dust away from the cracks.
The heavier the lotion, the better. You can also use Vaseline. Or use a lotion or cream that has alphahydroxy acid.
The lotion may sting a little because of the cracks, but it will go away after a few days. It will take 2-4 weeks to produce noticeable results.
Summary From Teen Strings, March-May 2008, Handy Advice.