Drop the Dead Weight
Palms so callused that your dog recoils when you pet him? Your fix: "Get a cream with urea, a gentle acid that removes the hardened top layer of skin," Chang says. "Apply a small amount to the thickest calluses before bed." (Your local drugstore likely carries a generic brand, or you can try LCN’s Urea 40% Chapped Skin Cream, $18, lcnboutique.com). If your palms are cracked, don't use creams with acid as this will sting. Instead, rub olive oil or baby oil into your hands before going to bed, which will soften the tough areas while creating a protective seal between your skin and the elements.