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Friday, April 11, 2008

Hand Repair!

I work in a kitchen for my day job, which is a lot of fun. However, being around the constantly changing temperatures (cold in the walk-in, hot everywhere else) has been playing havoc with my hands, and my normal routine of just throwing on some Dream Cream or Celestial while I moisturize the rest of me has not been cutting it lately. Plus, the weather here has been freaking out-- rocketing between spring and winter and back again, so it's not just my hands that are drying out.

So what have I been doing to help repair my super dried out hands?

Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream

This has a delightful lemon-y scent that really is a true lemon scent, not one of those icky lemon scented topnotes with base notes of ick. It's great for cuticles, but I also love to spread it all over my hands when they're super dry. Plus, it's available at Target, so it's really easy for me to pick up more when I run out. (You know, once I get a day off.)

Product Body Shea Butter

Okay, so I have to admit I have not bought the full size of this product-- I'm still working my way through a sample sized tub of it that Jeanne sent me. I'm a big fan though! I've been using it on any ezcema flair ups I've had for the past year, and it really works well at getting rid of them. And now that my hands are insane, I've started using it there too, and am about ready to spring for a full sized tub. Love their products. I've been using it in Sweet Vanilla Mango, which smells like a pina colada to me, but I think I'm going to get a replacement tub in Pink Grapefruit (my tub of Crush on You is in Pink Grapefruit and it smells so delicious!)

What is everyone using on their hands? Anyone have any suggestions on pump bottle hand lotions?

Images from amazon.com and productbody.com.


Jeanne said...

I've been keeping a tin of Badger Cuticle Care at my desk -- it's delicious and gingery. I haven't been using it often enough, so I need to use it more...

Girl-Woman said...

I have been using Boots olive, almond, and sage Wonderbalm, but I think I will give your suggestions a test-drive.

Karen said...

A few years ago my friend gave me a little tube of L'Occitane hand cream, and it's amazing. If your hands are cracked and dry, it doesn't sting, and makes your hands SO LOVELY AND SOFT. It does smell a bit like cold cream, which is strange considering the whole store deals in fragranced items.

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