For my skin problems I use hydrating hand cremes, not particular as to the choice, whatever is on sale. I don’t use the greasy cremes, they don’t help much on my skin. I do use gloves all the time and try hard to keep them dry. Have several pairs around the cockpit. Mostly cheap gloves. I try to avoid damaging skin on my hands because getting them to heal up while sailing is not easy. And keeping them warm in cold weather. Prevention Rules.