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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:55 am 
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I'll email them. Emailing companies is becoming something of a hobby lately.



They list things on their site that are vegan. I remember the hand lotion is!

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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 pm 
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missmuffcake wrote:
Amy wrote:

I'll email them. Emailing companies is becoming something of a hobby lately.


They list things on their site that are vegan. I remember the hand lotion is!

Oh, thanks! I hadn't even looked yet. I'm definitely going to test it out at Sephora.


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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:40 pm 
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
The worst is when people who never need lotion don't understand when i'm like 'I CANNOT TOUCH ANOTHER SINGLE THING UNTIL I HAVE LOTION'. It's so gross to touch dry things sometimes, I dry heave a little. But they just think i'm crazy.


Yuch, I know this feeling too well.

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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Sleeping with your hands /feet in vaseline or thick moisture and gloves/socks. Seriously, absorbs so well over night.

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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Also, pair up with someone who has sweaty hands!

You probably meant that a joke, but it made me think of times when my hands get dry and cracked and then when I sweat it hurts horribley. I do not think another person's sweat would feel any nicer!


Sort of, but Brian has sweaty hands and sometimes I want to hold them and he's like, "They're sweaty.", so I say "Mine are dry as fork, so perfect."

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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Mr. Shankly wrote:
I've tried various lotions and oils including Vitamin E, coconut, shea, etc. I guess I'll just have to live with it because wearing gloves would drive me up a wall.


If you don't want to wear gloves, you could also wrap each finger with adhesive bandage. That is what I do for my job (under my gloves.) Vaseline, bandage, gloves.
I also eat 1T ground flax seeds most days. I don't know if it helps, it is more subtle.


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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:31 pm 
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My sister used to swear by wearing nail strengthener, and I'm pretty sure there are products on the market designed to keep moisture/add moisture to nails. They're usually Vitamin E oil based, but I don't have a brand name to give you.

Also, do you get enough water and avoid caffeine? It may seem too off-point but my hands are always dry when my face is, and that's usually because I'm dehydrated.


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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:30 pm 
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My nails have been super dry and peeling excessively. I'm starting to think it was my polish remover (No Miss), even though it says it's non-drying. So now I'm using Zoya Remove and I'm going to see if that makes a difference. I only used it once so far, so too soon to tell.


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 Post subject: Re: Hands and Nails
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:46 pm 
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I'm either working outside in the sun all day or dealing with paper and chalk. Either way my hands get incredibly dry. This thread made me remember my sister bought me a nail kit from those little booths with the dead sea products in the mall. They're actually really good and the ingredients are vegan and not tested on animals from what I can tell. I got one about 5 years ago and just used it up a year and a half ago. She bought it for me this last Christmas and it's been sitting in my closet ever since! The buffer you get with it is the best buffer EVER.

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