Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Because my hands are rough and wrinkley, they are my least favorite feature. An ex-boyfriend used to call them 'Freddy Kreuger' fingers.” -Tyra Banks

I'm sure most of you don't have Freddy Kruger fingers, but according to Tyra, you can tell a woman's real age by her hands or neck.

Since hearing this (and the fact that its winter) I apply hand creme daily- sometimes up to 3-4 times a day! There is nothing worse than the feeling of dry hands! Not to mention you don't want to be compared to Freddy Kreuger- he has gross hands AND bad skin. Yikes!

Add applying hand creme to your daily morning and night routine. You will definitely notice a difference in your skin. Keep a creme in your desk at work or your purse and apply throughout the day when they feel dry, or after you've washed your hands- the winter can really be a burden on our poor hands.

For your neck- when you apply your daily moisturizer, spread some onto your neck and chest. You can even rub any extra onto your hands.

It's best to use non-scented lotions for your skin, because they can actually dry it out more. Some hand cremes have a light scent, which is fine- but body lotions with a strong scent (like perfume lotions, Victoria's Secret/Bath and Body Works)are not the best to use for dry hands.

My fav's:
Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream ($18). This is the best hand creme I've used. It makes your hands feel silky and soft. You can buy the "to-go" version- I keep one in my purse ($8). You can find this at Sephora.

Kiehl’s Unusually Rich But Not Greasy At All Hand Cream with SPF 10 ($15.50). This makes hands feel smooth and soft with no greasy feel! Find at Nordstrom or Kiehl's online store.

Nivea Hand Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream ($8). This is actually what Tyra recommends! I use this daily and keep one in my bathroom and desk at work. AND this is currently on sale at for $4.79!

Lastly- wear gloves! Exposing your hands to the bitter cold only makes dry hands extremely worse!


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