Winter is always tough on my hands, especially when I'm doing dishes. A few years ago, I began investing in rubber dish washing gloves. I love using them in the winter. Yesterday, I applied some moisturizer to my hands before putting on the gloves to do dishes (actually load the dishwasher). The heat of the water, combined with the moisturizer, gave my hands much needed TLC. Give it a try! Your hands will be much happier.