I had the problem with dry hands too. This was back two years ago when I was a freshman in high school. My hands, starting at the lower wrist, got so cracked in the winter of that year, that whenever i moved my fingers or anything at all, my hands would bleed. It was so horrible going to school and having all the kids wandering what the **** was up with my hands, cause they were atrocious. It was the WORST experience. Kids STILL talk about how bad my hands were back in the day. Anyways, back then I was a germophobe, so I was washing my hands constantly. I think it was the cold weather and the combination of the frequent hand washing that did me in. On top of already drying my hands out, I would still wash them with "ANTIBACTERIAL" soap. I was pretty weird about it. Anyways, I saw my dermatologist about it and she recommended some stuff. Some of it was alright, but one of her recommendations really did the trick. IT WAS A MIRACLE! YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO TRY THIS, IT WILL CURE YOUR HANDS! OK, so this is the trick: get one of those moisturizer creams for "extremely dry skin." I found an Avon product (my mom is a representative) that was great! (see the attached pic of the stuff). Next, coat the problem area (your hands) with the stuff. Load it on, but don't rub it all in or rub too hard. Just get enough on there so its covered good. Now get some SARAN WRAP (cut 2 sheets about a foot and a half long) and lay the saran wrap down on your bed or something. Take your now covered, moisturized hands and wrap each one up in the saran wrap. Wrap the saran wrap loose, but secure enough so its like a glove around your hands. Next, have someone, or you can do it if you want to get a lil messy, put a long, clean sock each of your hands. Thats it!
It takes a lil bit of time to get the hang of it, but it DEFINITELY WORKS! I will usually do it right before I go to bed and then sleep with them on my hands, taking them off in the morning.
ANOTHER MUST! you should definetly refrain from using ANTIBACTERIAL OR MICROANTIBACTERIAL OR HARSH DISHWASHING DETERGENTS as soap until your hands are cured. Also, the less amount of times your wash your hands, the better. However, I still wash my hands like crazy, but they are doing better now.
So, do this treatment whenever, or however long you have too until your hands are better. I GARAUNTEE YOU once you take those socks off in the morning your hands will feel like they are moisture gloves, lol. Do it every night for a week or two and your hands won't have a problem anymore. It worked so well for me, plus my hands got a lot nicer too!
Anyways, I'd love to help anyone like you that has had this same kinda problem. I've been there and it sucks, BAD.
Hit me up if you have any questions or get to me on how good it works for you.
Also, if you can get intouch with an Avon represetative, get the hand cream, its pimp.