I was talking about the nail technician who told me to take care of my dry cuticles by rubbing baby oil into them and covering them with latex gloves. So I tried it. Knock on something, but it seems to have been working.
I don’t do it every day, and can’t stand wearing the gloves for a full hour, but I would make an honest effort when it was convenient to do so. While my hands still don’t look great, my nails appear to be done peeling.
The other thing I learned is that I wasn’t doing myself any favors by wearing nail polish all the time. While I thought using the strengthener and whatever was…strengthening them…it was also keeping the moisturizers from getting through.
So maybe it is all less crazy than I thought.