|"Low tide at Aquia Creek" Pastel|
I like winter. I really do. Summer in Virginia can be extremely humid and quite stifling. Winters on the other hand are usually mild compared to some parts of the country.
While my intention is not to complain about winter there is one thing that I always have to deal with during those cold months. My fingertips crack. Perhaps it’s the lack of moisture in the air. Maybe it’s just dry skin or the fact that I wash my hands a lot. Whatever the case I can tell you that it can be agonizing.
The simplest task becomes a major undertaking. Putting on a necklace is next to impossible, and just fastening the button on your jeans becomes difficult. Peeling an orange or squeezing a lemon well…I can’t even write about it without cringing.
Add the fact that I do a lot of work in pastel (where your fingers do the walking) and I’ve got a recipe for disaster. Let’s face it, I work with my hands…a lot.
Well, I’ve tried everything from band-aids on every finger to wearing gloves just about everywhere. Nothing worked till now. While this blog is not about product reviews, I will make an exception. Browsing through a local department store searching for yet another wonder treatment that won’t work, I stumbled upon a hand cream that I hadn’t yet tried. It worked. It absorbs on my hands and isn’t greasy. And it’s supposed to work for 24 hours even after washing your hands.
If you have fingertips that are cracked…(and I’m sure I heard this phrase in a movie once) “its time to release the crackin”…. fingertips that is!
Bring on the pastels.