Non-greasy Hand Lotion for Crafters

I do lots of needle work by hand, but have extra rough and dry hands. I need to find something to soften them (even threads snag on them) while I sew, but not leave greasy/oily spots on my projects. Any suggestions?

By Nelwyn from Bunkie, LA

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February 28, 20100 found this helpful

Have you tried the Satin Hands set from Mary Kay? Please don't think I'm trying to solicit your business (I am a Mary Kay consultant in Tennessee :), but I have had very good luck with that particular product. I sell it to several men as well, who like the fact that it is not greasy. Absorbs very nicely, plus gets rid of dry skin with the scrub step. Just a thought! You can go to MaryKay.com and search by your zip code for a local consultant.

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February 28, 20100 found this helpful

Olive oil is very good hands !I also use vaseline. After a few minutes, it's soaked into the skin. There's lot of lotions online, but I would not pay the price they ask! Good luck.

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March 1, 20100 found this helpful

Since I am a potter & work with clay, my hands are always super dry. There are many lotions out there that work, but I wanted to let you in on something that will take away the roughness & get your hands to absorb the lotion.

You simply pour about a tablespoon of any cooking oil into your hands & rub this all over the back & fronts of your hands. Next add a handful of plain table sugar & scrub your hands with this oil & sugar mix for a minute or two. Be sure to go over the rough areas really well. Lastly, add several drops of dish liquid to the oil & sugar, & mix the dish-soap into the oils really well. Now simply rinse this off of your hands & you will not believe how soft your hands will feel!

Also, I use Dawn hand renewel dish soap. This stuff is simply amazing!

To get & keep your hands super-soft use Frizz-eze or Citre-shine hair serum. Be sure to read the ingredients. The first (& MAIN) ingredient should be Dimethicone or a Silicone along with a scent & 1 or 2 other things. The way you know you have the right product: the last part of the first ingredient will have "cone" at the end.of the word (as in CimetaCONE DimethiCONE & silicone).

After you do the sugar scrub above, use 2 or 3 drops of this amazing stuff (the hair serum made for frizzy hair) on your hands & rub it in. It will amaze you how well this works! It may take 5 minutes, but all of it will all soak in... I have naturally-curly hair that tends to frizz, so one day I thought, why not use the nearly pure Dimethicone that is in my hair serum on my hands, since all the hand creams these days put a siicone-based ingredient in them to hold moisture in & this hair serum works wonderfully, it's simply amazing! Take it from someone who handles clay all day, you won't be disappointed!

Write me here on ThriftyFun & let me know how the sugar scrub & the hair serum works for you!

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PS. Yes! That Satin Hands set from Mary Kay DOES work wonders! You won't be disappointed!

But the sugar scrub is free, so give it a try too! And you can't go wrong with the hair serum. It's will give your hair a wonderful shine along with helping keep moisture in your skin. You can use it by itself or add a drop or two along with any hand or body lotion.

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March 1, 20100 found this helpful

The best I have found was "Walgreens" brand Advanced Care. It is fragrance free. It is only $.99 per 2.5 oz. tube. (bottom to cap is 6") It can easily fit right into your purse... And I hate greasy lotion!

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March 5, 20100 found this helpful

Aveeno works really well. I use that when I am going to be typing for extended periods. It does not leave any greasy residue on my keyboard.

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March 9, 20100 found this helpful

Udderly Smooth can be found in the foot care area & any St. Ives lotion. I've seen Bag Balm at knitting stores it may be too greasy unless it absorbs into the skin well.

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