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They say your hands reveal your true age - in that case I'm about 83!
The combination of a new-born and potty training dd1 means I am constantly washing my hands at the mo and they are incredibly dry and wrinkly-looking. I've tried lashings of aqueous cream, nivea anti-aging stuff and even a v expensive posh clarins one but whatever i use doesn't seem to have any effect.They look and feel better for about 10 mins then go all aged again.
Help! I feel like a mummy (an Eygtian one, as well as a parent-type thing!)
invest in some surgical gloves so you don't need to wash as much
ensure you dry thoroughly and moisturise after ever wash
50% of people find that aqueous cream rather than helping dries the skin more, try Aveeno instead
Oh me too sassy, I've been thinking about lookng after my hands for years because they make me look even more haggard than I am but a baby means they're worse than ever for the same reasons as you. Sympathy.
Best hand cream I have ever used is Body Shop's Hemp hand cream. It's about £8 a tube. I've used it for years and would be gutted if they stopped making it. It's too heavy to use in the daytime but I put it on last thing at night, every night, without fail, and my hands (from being dry, cracked and peeling) are fine now. You can also buy cotton gloves in the Body Shop which you can put on after applying the cream and wear in bed but I have never used those for fear of freaking dh out. I actually like my hands - they're one of my best bits!
Heehee, we bought our mower for one very simple reason - it has a fold down handle and would fit in what we euphemistically refer to as our garden 'shed' (which isn't a shed, more of a small wooden box with a door).
Ta people. I've found an old tube of NEutrogena in a drawer and started using that at night (too sticky for daytime) and it has made a difference. Still applying the Clarins in the day after handwashing too. Will try the hemp stuff next time i'm near a Body Shop but agree about the gloves, sounds a bit too Mickey Mouse for my liking!!
(My hands were always one of my little vanities so have felt nostalgic about them recently.Perhaps a bit of tlc will restore them to their former beauty!)
top tip from Branster:
use surgical gloves when washing-up, cleaning, gardening etc and apply vit E oil on your hands before putting on the gloves. very sticky stuff but you'll have beautiful and smooths hands!
My hands are horrendously old looking - really wrinkled and nobbly. I put it down to nine years of child rearing and constantly washing my hands. But I always wear gloves for washing up and cleaning around the house. Would your regime get my hands looking better Branster or does it only work to keep your hands smooth and young looking if they are already like that?