I'm only 21 I've got really badly cracked, dried up hands which are the result of wearing gloves at my old work for 4 years. The gloves had this white powder in them which helped them stick to your hands. Anyway, it has been about 3 years since I last wore them but my hands don't seem to have healed one bit and I'm worried that they never will. Right now my hands sometimes look like the hands of a 40-50 year old. I try to ignore it and fight off any depression that comes along but it is really hard when you see everyone else around you with normal looking hands. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on which hand creams I should be using and what food (if any) might help. I'm currently using a basic moisturizing cream and I'm trying to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day. Also, please forgive me if I sound selfish because I guess my problem doesn't even compare to what others are going though on this site.