I like winter. I enjoy the cold air and snow, mainly when I am able to enjoy it by going snowboarding, snowtubing or on the back of a snowmobile. I do not, however, like having to bundle up just to go put the garbage out!
As much as I love winter, my body does not, especially my lips and hands. When the air is cold and dry, even gloves do not seem to protect my hands. They start to get that white look to them, hurt and then begin to look like an 80 year old woman’s hands. AHHH!! Dried up hands do not go well with a nice manicure or when you like to wear rings, like I do. This is one thing I despise about winter. My poor dry hands.
When I was a teacher, I would wash my hands often to try and prevent getting sick, but the high quality soap in the school bathroom really left my hands dry and cracky. (Is that a word?) Over the years, I have tried numerous hand lotions and found this one to be my absolute favorite. My friend who is a nurse at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center recommended it to me about 10 years ago and I have been using it ever since. You only need to put on a little bit and it will keep your hands soft and moist for hours. It is a little thick, but once it’s rubbed in, it seems to form a protective layer. I always have one tube in my purse and another on my nightstand. If you do have dry hands or feet, try putting this on before you go to bed and your hands will wake up nice and soft the next day. You’ll pay about $4.50 a tube, but if you belong to BJs, you can buy the 4 pack and it works out to a little over $2.00 a tube. That is a huge bargain! So go bundle up with your scarves and gloves and boots and get to a drug store and try this lotion. Your hands will thank you!