All my adult life I've gotten what I call 'winter hands'.
No matter what hand lotion I used or how much of it my fingers would often get cracked skin & sometimes even end up bleeding.
My 1st success was discovering that I could combine coconut oil with lanolin & a few drops of essential oil to make the best hand lotion (for me) ever.
And the cracked skin then became avoidable.
Later still, someone, someplace suggested to try aloe juice - which I always thought of as slimy & gross...but I tried the type suggested, finding that it was quite palatable.
Now I take a few little sips of that before bed, and find that I (mostly) no longer need any hand lotion - that juice seems to almost be a miracle cure for me.
2 little pertinent bits of info for anyone interested=>
- It is suggested as a digestive aid & if used too much can make for very loose BMs;
- The product I am using and can recommend can be ordered from Target at a cost of ~$7/gallon (which lasts us a month or more).
I hope this info is helpful and/or useful for other folks.