Thursday, December 3, 2009

‘Tis the Season For…

-Tights and Boots
-An extra cup of coffee to get you through the day
-Taking Airborne every morning and night
-Scarfs, plaid, solid, striped, polka dots- if it’s a scarf, I want it on my neck! Preferably cashmere.
-Headbands to hide the front of head frizz due to freezing and moist morning fog
-Warming up the car for 20 minutes
-Extra hand lotion for my poor, neglected hands*
-Soup and anything having to do with a Crockpot
-Overloading on goodies that coworkers bring in from home
-$200+/month electricity bills
-Wet paws running across the floor
-Dumb ass drivers cutting in front of you to get their coffee at Starbucks
-Bing, Wham, U2, Frank, Mariah and so many others singing the classics all day and everyday
-Wearing plaid and getting away with it.

*My hands are in poor condition. I would like to chalk it up to years of hard work in the fields, but really I just didn’t take care of them until now. My hands probably look 10 years older than I am. That being said I am currently using Aveeno Intensive Hand Therapy but would like to know if anyone has some recommendations on others. I have used a number of others and I still haven’t found “the one” to not only give me intense moisture but also help make them look younger.


Just Jiff said...

Any lotion with Shea Butter will help. If you want to keep them moist, you can try one of a few things:
*cool air humidifier in your room at night
*shea butter lotion (I use Jergens)and at night if you can stand it, put on cotton socks or gloves after lotioning them up.
*drink LOTS of water. :)

Neil and Meredith Larson said...

Origin's Make A Difference hand cream is AMAZING! It really does reverse previous damage and it smells great but it is a little pricey.

Anth said...

Well I don't know about younger-looking hands, but the best hand moisturizer hands down (oh yes I just did) is L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream. It's a bit pricey ($26 for hand lotion), but the tube lasts forever because you only need a little bit for serious moisturizing.

I have dry skin in general and as a teen used to get cracked, bleeding hands in the winter. So I think I know hand moisturizing. Ha ha

Jeninacide said...

Sometimes my hands get super-dry from too much handwashing and I actually use foot cream on them. I really like the peppermint foot cream from the Body Shop and also the Burt's Bees foot cream- it's really thick and a little greasy so I would do it before bed and just fall asleep while it soaks in. You can also get those special gloves in the cosmetics section to put over them. If you do that then you can also use Aquafor or plain 'ol Vaseline! Ha.

Misguided Mommy said...

aww man if only i had a body good enough for tights and boots. every time i try that it looks like someone tried to cram a chicken wing into a toothpick

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