I notice that when the furnace starts coming on that my hands begin
to deteriorate - hang nails, splits, etc. The best solution is to
wear latex or other flexible type gloves that will keep the chemicals
off the skin. Not always possible though.
I've had good results from a hand cream called "Nothing Like It"
made by Cut Heal. It isn't icky or slimy and seems to absorb well,
leaving a protective coating on the skin. Here's the website for the
company, and the current charge is US$8.50 for an 8 oz tube (includes
shipping). If you Google, you'll probably find other sources. Before
bed, I always wash & dry my hands and apply the cream (not much -
maybe a squirt about a quarter inch long) while the skin is slightly
moist. Really good for those nail cuticles and rough heels too.
Judy in Kansas, where the next week's forecast is for sunny days in
the 70s with light wind. Guess whose hubby went fishing!