To get the best results from your hand creams, the hands need to be exfoliated, so that the creams you apply really sink into the skin.
To exfoliate the hands, put about one tablespoon of white petroleum jelly and two teaspoons of sugar into the palm of the hand. Mix well, making sure you rub the backs of the hands and wrist. Do this for about one minute, then wash the hands well. They will now feel like velvet. Do this about every week to ten days.
Then use a good hand cream and you will find it absorbs much better because you have got rid of all the dead skin cells.