Use a good moisturizer. I really like Avon’s Silicon Glove. It’s fairly inexpensive. Also their Moisture Therapy hand lotion. If my cuticles get really bad I’ll sleep with Lansinoh (yes; the stuff for breastfeeding mothers made from sheep wool oils) on my cuticles and the next morning they are very soft and pretty again.
Oh, and there is this wonderful hand lotion from Bath and Body Works which I can’t remember the name of, but it is for gardeners. It’s a silver tube with a dark green label. It’s very nice for rough hands. I used it all the time when I worked as a barista and my hands were always wet all day and would get terribly dried out.
I must have 20 or 30 different kinds of hand lotion and cuticle creams.