Forum

PRO

Cracked and split skin on hands?

Hey everyone, I've only been back in the gardens a week and already my fingers and hands are splitting all over , I use hand creams as much as any man would dare but it's not touching the dryness of the skin. Is anyone else been having this problem? I have used second skin loads in the past to try and seal up the cracks but there must be a better way forward? Many thanks Harry

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO
    Try O'Keefes working hands cream, only round a fiver. I've the same problem and seems to be working well.
  • Vaseline intensive care works well for me and new skin for cracked fingers 

  • PRO
    Great replies, I have nothing to lose so I'm m going to try everything advised, no half measures, thank you everyone...
    • PRO

      I use O'Keeffe's as well, I really like it. I also take a multivitamin and extra vitamin D at this time of year. It fairly easy to become deficient in the B vitamins as well apparently.  What about gloves? Have you tried Showa Floreo lightweight? I find I can wear them for all my jobs because they are so lightweight. 

  • PRO Supplier

    Badger Balm for Hard Working Hands works really well, and it comes in a handy tin you can put in your pocket. Seems expensive, but you only need a bit each time as it goes a long way. It's made of natural ingredients too. 

    Regarding immunity, don't forget iron levels, along with vitamins. I spent over a year getting cold after cold before finding my iron was way down. Once I started iron supplements, I stopped getting colds.

  • PRO
    I swear by Neutrogena Norwegian formula concentrated. It's unscented and a tiny (and I mean tiny) bit goes a long way. It's not greasy and "dries" quickly.

    Carry a tiny tube in my pocket, a larger one in the van and a similar in the bathroom at home.

    All the chapped and cracks have gone.


    Now I never, in a million years, thought I'd ever be discussing hand care and creams on this site or in any context come to that!
    • PRO Supplier

      I've used Neutrogena Norwegian in the past too. I'd forgotten about it till you mentioned and I agree. Only a tiny amount needed, works really well and you don't get that slippery, waxy feel you get with O'Keefe's.

  • PRO

    I have had awful skin on my hands the past few weeks, so the pharmacist recommended me O'Keeffes working hands like a few people here have mentioned. Must admit, after only a couple of days using it, it has worked wonders already. May buy another tub, one for home, one for the van.

  • PRO
    Quick update on hands, although early days, I am now using aqueous emollient cream, conditioner when I have a shower, OKeefs working hand cream and wearing waterproof gloves when needed. My hands are beginning to improve, so fingers crossed it's happy days.. many thanks everyone, Harry
    • PRO
      To add, I have also considerably increased my daily vitamin intake, a long term investment in my health..:-)
This reply was deleted.

Landscape industry Jobs

Landscaper

HortiServices Ltd are well respected Professional Landscapers in South Cambridgeshire, providing design, installation and maintenance services. Our success can be attributed to the loyalty of our customers, high quality of our work and our… Continue

Hard Landscaper

We are looking for an experienced worker to join our hard landscaping team. Projects will include patios, dwarf walls, decking, fencing and related activities. You will be happy to work on your own or with other members of the team, as the size of… Continue

Yard Foreman / Delivery Driver Machinery Installer

Yard Foreman & Delivery / Installation Specialist Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for scheduling deliveries and collections,… Continue

Landscape Construction Manager

Job Summary We are an established garden design and build company looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Landscape Construction Manager. This is a hands-on role which involves building high end garden designs and overseeing the on site team.… Continue

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs