It’s the dead of winter and that means my hands have dried up like the Sahara desert. I’m not talking regular old dry hands either, they’re chapped, bleeding, itchy (I know disgusting!) and so unattractive. I run into this problem every year so I’m continuously on the hunt for hand cream that will fix it. I’ve tried Now 100% Pure Shea Butter from Kensington Market, Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Extra Care Cream and Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Cream but none of them are effective and they all leave my hands feeling really greasy. I have to wear special gloves while I’m sleeping to keep the grease from staining the sheets (the Hubs loves it).
Fortunately this weekend I think I may have found the miracle hand moisturizing product – Ultimate Strength Hand Salve by Kiehl’s! It’s a bit pricey ($30) for a 5 oz. tube but, so far it’s doing the trick AND it’s not greasy! I can slather it on after I wash my hands and go about my business without waiting for it to sink in and I don’t have to don the attractive gloves. It’s also got a fresh scent (kind of medicated) like pine needles mixed with mint.
If you suffer from nasty dry hands like me go pick up a tube and let me know what you think. It’s only been 36 hours and my hands haven’t looked this smooth in weeks!