Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.  It's happening here too.

Apr 06, 2020 08:45 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We forget these santizing lotions kill the good germs too

Apr 06, 2020 08:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, same here. My hands have never had so much stuff on them, even as a kid playing around outside all the time!

Apr 06, 2020 07:55 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Mine were getting pretty dry. I started putting on a heavy moisturizer before bed and first thing in the morning and my hands are almost back to normal. 

Apr 07, 2020 05:41 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have always been one to use lots of sanitizer. The answer is a good lotion

Apr 07, 2020 05:08 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I was just talking to my dad about that yesterday. It actually helps if you use cold water (or only lightly warm).  They shared this on the news as people are worried about that here (the virus moreso than their hands). The effect of soap is it's an emulsifier and works either way.


moisturizer obviously helps too.

Apr 07, 2020 04:48 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I keep essential oils in all my soaps and it prevents the dried, cracked hands.  You can also use Eucerin, which is excellent in calming the ezema being produced byt he hand washing!  You can also try rubbing vaseline (or Eucerin, or Vitamin E) onto your hands before bed each night.  

Apr 06, 2020 07:21 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a lotion guy normally, but use it regularly currently. Hands like sandpaper and the coarse kind!

Apr 07, 2020 06:26 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My wife and my admin have both been mentioning this issue lately, has not been a problem for me so far but I suspect that we will all be having this problem before long.

Unless the world runs out of hand sanitizer sometime soon.

Apr 06, 2020 09:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Yep. Hand lotion, another necessity at this time.

Apr 06, 2020 09:18 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Next to the soap, I have moisturizer...

Apr 06, 2020 08:22 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Wearing gloves.

Washing hands numerous times.

Staying inside.

The new Normal?

Apr 07, 2020 07:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have always had moisturizer at hand (no pun intended) -- in the kitchen, in my office, on my bed stand, in my office, in my car, in my purse. So extra washing isn't a big issue for me... I've been layering moisturizer on my hands and face forever. Plus, if you use a moisturizing soap... that helps too.

Apr 07, 2020 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have always used a lot of lotion Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS so nothing new here for me.

Apr 07, 2020 07:22 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I learned a long time ago that washing my hands too much caused more damage than benefit, haha.

Apr 07, 2020 07:21 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, I use mostly soap and water. Sanitizer is for out and about only and I only grocery shop once per week. Don’t need it hiking.
But I also have to paraffin dip my hands several times per week so I’m sure that helps.

Apr 06, 2020 10:08 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I slather myself in lotion from head to toe every day as I have wicked dry  skin

Apr 07, 2020 08:27 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Two tips: find lotion with lavender it is anti microbial and you need the moisture to protect your skin which is the largest organ to protect the body

Also I wrote a little thing yesterday about using citrus on my own blog here:


Squeeze fresh orange juice or lemons for the vitamin C and save the

peel halves in the sink. Wash hands, dig nails into the pith and peel which

have oils, voila moisturize and deep clean

Apr 07, 2020 08:20 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

You delicate little daaaaling! Yes I've had crunchy hands now for weeks I guess.

Apr 07, 2020 07:41 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Are you hydrating 'internally' as well?

Coconut oil is real good for restoring moisture . . . but drinking extra water is necessary too!

Apr 08, 2020 12:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Mine are too. I did read that it's important to keep your hands moisturized because the virus could get into cracks in dry skin. I don't know if this is true but who wants dry hands!!!!

Apr 07, 2020 10:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The tops of both hands are red and reached.  So rashed that lotion irritates the skin.  

Apr 07, 2020 10:04 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Lotion is recommended as the virus has a harder time sticking to it and it's good for our dry skin.

Apr 07, 2020 08:27 AM
Maralea Norden
eXp Realty, LLC - Sedona, AZ
Sedona/Verde Valley Pricing Strategist

For years I've made my own intense hand repair cream and lip balm.  Recently, my mother had an accidental chemical burn from a hair restoration product after chemo... she did the strangest thing, I thought... she put my lip balm on the burn.  And within about 24 hours she noticed a difference.  And within a few days the discoloration was gone...  

So I did some research. My lip balm has a few ingredients but coconut oil is the main one.  I don't like hard, sticky chapsticks because they hurt to apply in the dry heat of Arizona. I wanted something more soothing.  Coconut oil is really good for the dryness.  I'm not looking to send a bunch of lip balm out to anyone, but if you can get your dry hands on some coconut oil at night (before bed) and just a touch does the trick, it really helps A LOT. 

May 06, 2020 08:31 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I try to only use the hand sanitizer when I'm out in public & don't have hand soap and a sink available. 

Apr 07, 2020 08:59 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Perhaps you should stop using it.

Apr 07, 2020 03:43 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Same here, Paul.  I need to get some more!

Apr 07, 2020 01:11 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Definitely, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ... read an article that says you should slather on the lotion thickly too ... provides better protection and seals cracks in the skin where virus can enter.  Have been trying to follow that advice religiously ...

Stay safe ..


Apr 07, 2020 12:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us need the lotions.

Apr 07, 2020 10:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

YES!  My skin is so dry and I keep putting on my lotion but it's never enough!  Guess I need to find one that works better.

Apr 07, 2020 10:08 AM