One fix for dry hands

It’s no surprise that working with your hands a lot can lead to dryness and irritation.

I quite accidentally stumbled across a good fix for this, though!

Just take some extra virgin olive oil and rub it thoroughly into your hands. Remove excess with a paper towel but try to go as long as possible before washing your hands again so it can soak in.

Results are just about immediate.

I’ve tried this with coconut oil as well; while it works great in my hair, it just doesn’t fix my hands. One thing it does seem to do though is to prevent the awful drying from solvents (acetone, nail polish remover, mineral spirits, paint thinners, flux removers, adhesive cleaners…)

As for the hair, I found that mixing about equal parts coconut oil and a leave in conditioner works well to allow it to be applied without getting too oily.

See, I don’t just hack electronics all day, I can solve other problems too!

If you’re allergic to the oil, of course, don’t do it. If you’re not sure, spot test a small area on the inside of your elbow. Apply and leave for a day, watching for irritation.

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