February 2, 2021

I Don’t Drink But Hand Sanitizer Got Me Drunk Last Year And The Hangover Cure Was Good Hand Cream

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I don’t drink but I’ve gotten plenty of alcohol from hand sanitizer! I mean, if hand sanitizer could get you drunk I’d be full on lushed up because I’ve abused and over used that sh1T like a pro in 2020. I’ve always kept a pocketbac around and I’ve used them normally but when COVID hit. Forget it. I become a chronic user of sanitizer like never before! “Oh god I touched a door knob! Get the sanitizer!” “Oh no I touched cans of soup other people have at the grocery store! Sanitizer!”

The worst thing about hand washing and hand sanitizer is the fact they dry your hands out horribly. Between washing hands, hand sanitizer, and the cold Winter my hands should be like alligator skin but they aren’t thanks to these hand creams!

First off, if you don’t have CeraVe Healing Ointment in your arsenal! Go get some! It’s crazy thick and petroleum-like in texture but it’s brilliant and multitasking! You can use it on your face, legs, and yes, your hands. I apply it on my hands and put on a pair of soft gloves at night and it leaves my hands super soft and smooth!

Cerave Healing Ointment

Cerave Healing Ointment swatches

If you want something lighter for daily wear I’d highly recommend Bioderma Hand and Nail Cream. It has a soft, creamy texture that absorbs quickly and leaves hands very soft! I also ADORE Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream! It not only smells like tropical cake melting in your hand but it also actually leaves my hands very soft!

Gold Bond Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream another great pick! This is ideal if your hands are cracked and dry. It really acts to heal dry, cracked hands quickly!

And when all else fails you’ll need to pull out the big guns! O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream is the way to go! It’s thick, it’s not very girly, but it gets the job done and it does the job well! This stuff is a miracle! It’ll cure the roughest hands! But you can’t wear it in the day! This one is strictly for nightly use in my opinion!

How are you taking care of your hands right now?

What do you use to keep them soft?

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  • kimkats

    Oh, I use O’Keeffe’s in the day!! It takes a minute to soak in, but it works a treat! My brother turned me on to this stuff a couple months ago – he used to work in the kitchen of a fancy shmancy retirement home and his hands were constantly in water and around heat etc. and he swore by this stuff, so I got some, and by damn, the old boy was right! 😀

    at night – I goober on Neutrogena’s Norweigan formula hand cream – I have used that stuff for close to 40 years, and nothing, and I mean nothing, will heal up my hands like that stuff!! My cuticles are a mess right now, so I’m using Lanolips ointment on them – day and night! That stuff is a near miracle in a tube!! Works wonderfully!

    • Isabella Muse

      My dad turned me onto it. My dad always had rough hands and last year when the pandemic happened I was talking to him on Facetime and he caught a look at my hands and said wow the hand washing is doing a job on you! And he recommended this. It’s THICK and really takes time to adsorb but really good stuff! Lanolips is my absolutely fav 😀

  • Dot

    Oohh, I need to check out that Cerave ointment! I really love the various hand masks (plastic mitts for your hands filled with a creamy serum), which have been a lifesaver for me when my hands get too dry. I also adore the L’Occitane and Aesop hand creams for day to day use.

  • Dee

    I have been using Gold Bond Overnight Deep Moisture Cream every night and Neutrogena HydroBoost Gel Body Cream during the day. I use the Neutrogena every time I wash my hands. Gold Bond also has something called Cracked Skin Fill and Protect that I had to use this week for those little splits that happen on the pads of my fingers! I do love the CeraVe Ointment too! Great to put on at night and then use gloves.

    • Isabella Muse

      Oh that’s interesting never tried cracked skill fill and protect gonna go google that!

  • Sakura

    Haha, I use A&D ointment at night when Amalactin burns. Aka baby butt cream. It totally heals my hands. I usually put Amalactin on before bed. It prevents skin cracks.

  • Kimmwc03

    I just started using skinfix eczema hand repair cream and it is okay. I need to look for that Bioderma.

  • MDW

    I often drench my nail undersides with sanitizer as I hypothesize that is where most of the germs live.

  • Bella

    I use Lubriderm, Cera Ve, Cetaphil, and Eucerin–desk at work, lunchbox, home, car. Nothing beats the drugstore ones. I have tried the O’keefe’s and I love how it fills in the cracks!