Food blogger hands. Oh, if you are a food writer/blogger for living you know exactly what I am talking about.
Alligator hands. Crocodile digits. Horrible, horrible dry skin in the winter time.
While not only people who have their hands in sinks/under taps all day are affected, it surely is a sign of Canadian winter when your hands crack up.
When the opportunity came to try the new line of Polysporin Eczema Essentials I jumped on board. I get offers to write about all sorts of things all year-long and rarely do I have any interest in anything like this. I mean, who wants to write about creams and soap?
This time was different. I almost begged them to send me the products, seriously.
I have the most horrible hands in the winter time.
As much I as like to claim that I don’t wash dishes, my hands are in the sink all day long.
Not only that, because I prep food and am a hygiene freakazoid, I wash my hands all day long. If I counted the times I washed my hands, it might number in the high twenties. Thirties even, depending how many recipes I make that day and if I am out in public.
I can barely keep my hands presentable, never mind fully healed up. My hands get so bad that I have to use hydrocortisone cream on them every once in a while to heal them up. We aren’t talking dry skin here folks, we are talking cracks. I don’t want to expand LOL but I am sure there are many of you out there who have the same problem. It’s so bad that you have to turn to using cortisone cream as a last resort.
The Polypsorin worked like a charm and healed up my hands quite nicely over the course of a few days. Mike has been using the wash on his beard which has worked like a charm, so for men with sensitive beards, that is a seriously fabulous product. I never thought about it before, but I guess men have to wash their beards somehow LOL! And shampoo is so hard on your face, according to Mike. (Um, I’m really glad I’m a girl.)
So anyone else out there get dish-pan hands beyond measure? These Canadian winters take a huge toll on your skin?
“Disclosure: I am part of the the POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTMBlogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”