I tend to have rough hands, either from house construction, wiring, gardening, whatever. When I stitch, silk and sometimes metallics catch on the tiniest of rough spots, mucking up my strands, making a mess, and being a general nuisance.
I do what I can. I put lotion on at night (Aveeno is one of my faves) and throughout the day. I’ve even worn socks to bed after applying greasier lotions. In an effort to keep my fabrics and fibers grease- and grime-free, I wash my hands, but don’t put anything on them prior to stitching.
I’ve used Udder Cream in the past. It’s supposed to be greaseless, but I was never convinced it didn’t leave a residue.
Do any of you have suggestions? We’re both gardening and doing house construction. I wish I could get a bunch of product samples so that I could compare them.