I know we are heading into spring but for some reason just now my hands have started drying out like crazy. They changed the soap at work and I almost wonder if that hasn’t had a little effect on them, but I’m not sure.
|Sorry the photo was taken with my iPhone so it doesn’t show the extent, but yes my hands were red. They were even cracking open Monday night. (this was Tuesday night)
I’m not real crazy about lotion. It always makes my hands feel oily and slick. Just not a feeling I’m real crazy about. But a few years ago I was desperate. And wouldn’t you know, I couldn’t find any lotion, oddly enough even though I don’t like it, I buy it… but couldn’t find any that night.
What did I find that night though?
Yes, my lovely friend, Chapstick. I’m telling you my hands hurt so bad that night I was desperate. So I thought, you know, it’s good enough for my lips and helps them when they hurt… it couldn’t hurt to use on my hands right?
Let me tell you… I’ve been hooked. It stays on my hands fairly well, doesn’t leave them feeling slimy. And it makes my hands soft, just like my lips.
Again, you can’t quite tell and my knuckle over my pinky still looks bad, but it’s the one that cracked open so it looks much better. Plus my hands are super soft.
Chapstick, it’s not just for the lips anymore 🙂
**and nope, I’m not promoting Blistex for this… it just happens to be what I had at the time of making this post :). I even use the cheap stuff. It all works great on my knuckles. 🙂