1. I soak my hands for 15 minutes in a pot of warm water with very gentle moisturizing bath salts and oils. I don't soak every night, just do it as often as feels good for you.
2. I touch up any open spots with Neosporin and a bandaid for comfort.
3. I apply a thick layer of Balm-ex, so thick that you can't see any skin, and then put on gloves (and socks if you are treating your feet). I have a new favorite for socks -- Earth Therapeutic Moisturizing Foot Sock. You can find it widely online and in natural stores. Expect to pay between 6 and 9 dollars. I'll try their gloves now too.
Yes, Balm-ex is for diaper rash!