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The frequent washing will not benefit this condition. Normal amount of hand washing is OK. Too much may remove protective oils of the skin. I would recommend that you might try Vaseline at night. Continue the hand moisturizer. Consider seeing a dermatologist. I would be in favor of you being tested to rule out scleroderma which is an autoimmune disease that causes hardening type changes of the skin and a host of other problems down the road. A picture might help but may not be enough to make a diagnosis.
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You are welcome to send a photo.I can take a look.
For the time being try the Vaseline at bedtime and try to get in to see a dermatologist as soon as you can.
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