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    I have really winkled hands and I am only 15 years old. Seriously, worst than my own grandmother's. I was just wondering does KP affect your hands as well. Does the kp make my hands all wrinkle? I've been using Neutrogena "New Hands" lotion cream for about 3-4 weeks and my hands still look the same. I hate it when people say "Eww..your hands all wrinkly, use some lotion." People just don't understand it's not that easy for me and I don't bother to tell them. Can you guys recommend any products that will reduce the wrinkles on my hands?

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    BumpBump,

    In addition to the skin being very wrinkled, are the lines on your palms also very pronounced? I think I read something about this a while back on the internet....can't remember where. If you can post a pic of your hands, I will tell you if its like what I read about. Then I'll try to find the article again for you.

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    bumpbump! you are but a wee one! I am quite a bit older at 32 ... I have always had fairly wrinkly hands and you know, there are so many others things for you to think about- think about all the fabulous things you have going on...hands and hands and e/t some stupid people might comment from time to time...you just have to learn to be yourself and accept them...There is not much you can do to change the character of your hands...some are more wrinkly than others...My hands have never been pretty girly hands...but I make sure to get nice manicures...have you tried that? Cheer up...Things could be worse Maybe get some alpha hydroxy lotion if it makes you feel better

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    bumpbump,

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you. I wish I did, as I've been searching for one myself. I'm a 29 year old female who suffers from the same problem. Kids in school were always asking my why my hands looked so old. Sometimes I told them that I was cold and sometimes I didn't say anything. I hated to show my hands. In fact, I still do. I can't stand them.

    Manicures don't help me, as I don't want anything drawing unwanted attention to my hands. That and my cuticles are a complete mess. I've always wanted normal, girly hands and fingers. I'm not sure there is anything out there to change them.

    I don't want to be a downer, but I just want to be honest in saying that it's never gotten better for me. I've tried every lotion imaginable for dry hands. Nothing works. Granted, it will take away the dry part for awhile, but the wrinkles remain. I struggle with it every single day and I have yet to learn to be ok with it.

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    I also have many wrinkles on my hands, especially the fingers. And there are very light red dots (like the ones on my legs) where the hair on the fingers is growing.

    I think those old-looking hands are a side effect of KP.

    But compared to my really ugly skin condition on the rest of my entire body, I donīt care so much about it.

    I guess we just have to deal with that!

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    Hyperkeratosis can cause a lot of build up on hands and feet too. I had a friend whose looked more wrinkly and thick than scaly when it would flare up during times of stress. Most of the photos I've seen on the web look more like the scaly kind though...

    Hyperkeratosis

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    I would recommend trying Gold Bond Intense moisturizing lotion. As a nail tech, I know what it means to have dry hands. This lotion works better than a lot I've tried. It's extremely thick too.

    Make sure you are reapplying lotion as often as your hands need it. Just because you apply lotion once, doesn't mean it will be enough...if that's how you do it. My hands can look great after a lotion application, but if I take a shower or wash the dishes without gloves, forget it. I've just stripped my hands of the moisture they had because of the detergents in the soap. It's a battle, but you can win it. Also drinking a ton of water is essential to having moisturized skin from the inside out. Pinch the skin on the topside of your hand and lift up. Now let go...what does the skin do? If it slides back slowly, it's dry. Moisture in skin allows the skin to have elasticity. With elasticity, skin will "pop" back into place when you release it.

    As far as cuticles go, you can try a product called Nailactin from Mavala. It's really nice, but you need to do it twice a day. Cuticle oil also helps. I keep some in my car. That way I can utilize my time at a red light. Try to use high quality oils, like the one from Creative called Solar Oil. It smells really nice and doesn't contain mineral oil. Natural oils tend to work better on the skin than mineral oil. Coconut oil being the best since it can actually penetrate the skin.

    Overnight moisture treatments on your hands is also good. Applying a heavy moisturizer to your hands before bed is good because for 6-8 hours your hands are out of water and the like. Plus your body is regenerating then too. Hope that helps!

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    I'll try the Gold Bond, I've been recently using Vaseline Intensive Healing Cream, and it has not helped the wrinkles to go away at all. It has made the back of my hands soft, but wrinkles are still visible.

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    hi everyone im new to this forum and im glad that i actually found you guys... becuz i thought i was the only 1 who had this skin disorder...i have had it all my life(all over my body execpt for on my face and neck...it recently started migrating to my breast) it was very hard for me when i was in school because people would look at my skin and ask me "why does it look like you have chocolate chips in your skin" or "why is your skin so rough"...ect my kp is soo bad that since 6th grade i havent wrong a short sleeve shirt or shorts....my skin looks so disgusting everytime i look at it i get soooo depressed...WELL anyways i too suffer from wrinkly hands that are alwayz dry and feel like man hands and im only 21 years old

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    everytime i log on, i discover something new and make new connections.

    my hands and feet have always been wrinkled and dry with skin that looks like crepe paper.
    i've always hated it, but i had no idea this could be related to my kp.

    thanks for all the advice!

    -bre

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    Re: Wrinkled Hands

    Some of you may want to try oil pulling. It helps very much with dry skin and facial wrinkles, so perhaps it could help with hand wrinkles. If you are interested, go to "Cured at Last with Oil Pulling.

    kebod

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    i am crying right now i thought i was thee only one with this problm i dont show my hands because people stop an look then say u have old people hand i do shake hand because i dont want people to see the i am only 15 why me .. i feel a little better knowing i am not a lone i spen a lot of money on hand creams nothing works i need help my mom is 50 and want to have here hands that is how bad it is

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    I am a 39 yr old male and my hands have been severely wrinkled since i was a kid. I heard plenty of "old man hands" jokes as a kid. The rest of my body(skin) was always extremely dry but never noticeably wrinkled like my hands were. I have been looking for a cure to the wrinkled hands for a long time(well hoping for a cure but not really looking). I stopped looking because I went to a dermatologist in my late teens and he told me I didn't have a condition and it was perfectly normal to have the hands of a 60 yr old at 19. (not his words exactly but he did say he didn' t think there was anything wrong and I knew he was crazy) But anyway I picked up the search again. I have never been diagnosed with KP but after reading about it here I figure I have the most mild form(no redness, just very dry,rough skin, some always present minor goose bumps if a few areas). The only other person I ever knew with the extremely wrinkled hands is my older sister. We are the only 2 out of 6 kids that has the condition. Everyone else is smooth as silk. LOL.
    I have tried every lotion and potion imaginable to get rid of the wrinkles without success. The lotions work minimally on the roughness/dryness in the hands. I am constantly applying lotion to hands to make it manageable but when I shake someones hand the difference in smooth and mine is so clear. When I was kid and looked at my hands I always wondered what they would look like when I got older and if the rest of my body would become as wrinkled as my hands. Well at 39 my hands pretty much look the same as when I was a teenager(I mean they couldn't get much more wrinkled) and the rest of body has NOT become as wrinkled as my hands. Actually people think I am younger than my age.
    I think I may try the 'oil pulling'. If it doesn't do anything for wrinkles maybe it will make the skin a little smoother.

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    hi everyone..i have the same problem too. my hands feet are wrinkled. i notice it when i was in my highschool days. im 26 now and my hands looks like they are 70's. its very tiring to fit in..i always hide my hands and feet. im avoiding things that i ilke that involves feet and hands.even if i wanted to. i was just shy and afriad if they would see it.. i dnt have confident anymore..im jealous to those people who have nice hands. i cant even wear sandals i like. my auntie used to have this condition..is it also inheritance?

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    I'm so glad that I am not alone!
    When I was little I would look at my grandma's hands and notice they looked dry and wrinkly. I would look at mine and knew mine were the same. I have very wrinkly palms and soles of my feet. My feet, however, on the top, do not look wrinkly, they actually look quite nice. So I am wondering if my daily contact with water, soap and cold weather aggrevates this condition. Also my face is not wrinkled, just my hands.
    I am 46 years old and look much younger, but my hands look older. I feel ashamed of them sometimes, but I will tell people I have a skin disorder if they ask. There is a medical name for this condition, but I lost it and am currently trying to find it again!
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