For a long time now I’ve been a frequent hand-washer. This may be a small degree of OCD, or an occupationally learnt habit, or perhaps perfectly normal. Since the arrival of Cal, this obsession with washing my hands has obviously increased – who fancies constant ‘nappy hands’, sticky milk fingers or lingering food remnants where my angel has decided he doesn’t want to eat something, with the only obvious place to put the half chewed mush being my hands!
I honestly think I’ve tried most hand creams on the market in my pursuit of silky skin. The photo above shows only a small selection of those currently in my possession. You’ll find various brands of hand cream in my locality – in each handbag I use, in every bathroom in our house, in my bedside drawers, in the kitchen, on my desk at work and in my car. Whenever I visit a shop selling hand cream i’ll be sure to have a squeeze of the testers on display in hope that this may just be ‘the one’.
Is it possible that your skin gets used to a product, much like I’ve found with hair products? There are many times I’ve tried a hand-cream and thought “this is it!” then a few weeks later my hands return to their itchy, dry and cracked state. Maybe there isn’t just one hand-cream for me, maybe I really do need multiple brands for different occasions. A bit like the right pair of shoes to suit the event.
I’d love to hear of any recommendations just in case there’s a brand I’m yet to try and get on with. My current collection is starting to become tired and my hands are currently resembling an arid desert.