Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Do you ever stop and check out people’s hands? I have a bit of an obsession with it, I love seeing hands that have lived a life, especially people who work with their hands. There’s nothing more beautiful than Georgia O’Keeffe’s young unmarred hands in this famous Stieglitz photo. But I find hands that have a story to tell are even more interesting. These are the same hands 36 years later at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

To me they’re still beautiful and much more powerful. I used to be self-conscious about the veins on my hands when I was younger, but now they just remind me of my dad, who had similar hands. But of course as our hands become more “lived in” we still want them to be as smooth and feel as soft as possible. I came across The Organic Pharmacy’s Ultra Dry Skin Cream, a serious miracle formula that heals and restores dry skin like nobody’s business. You can use it anywhere on the body and it’s gentle enough to use on babies too. Best of all, The Organic Pharmacy is donating proceeds from the sale of every tube of Ultra Dry Skin Cream during the month of October to The Haven Breast Cancer Centers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I’m a long time fan of this luxurious skin care line–they use the best organic ingredients free from all the toxic ingredients commonly found in mainstream cosmetics and every Organic Pharmacy product that I’ve ever tried has performed amazingly.

What are your thoughts about hands and how do you take care of yours?

25 Comments

Rowena @ rolala loves May 5, 2019 at 13:40

I love hands because they’re capable of so much. This hand cream sounds incredibly luxe and lovely! I love that they’re supporting BCA month as well and think I may have to pick up a tube for a double dose of good.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket May 5, 2019 at 16:52

I have really small hands and I call them child hands lol 🙂 It’s important to take good care of your skin and I do love Georgia Okeefe hands – her hands completely tell a story.

About Last Weekend May 5, 2019 at 21:14

I am obsessive about putting on handcream and yet my hands are ghastly. Knobbly spotted and wrinkly. And I never wear rings, don’t have any wedding rings even. Then my sister brought me one back from Afghanistan and I parade them about willy nilly

FASHION TALES May 6, 2019 at 12:18

I think this as well, it’s funny I always look at someone’s hands and their mannerisms. For care: I use natural moisturisiers, especially for the cold seasons. Great product from organic Pharmacy. Have a lovely week.

Boye By Red May 6, 2019 at 13:56

Ha! Totally love this theme for a post. You are spot on Mary Jo!
Firstly, my feet and my hands are probably two things on my body that I take care of the most. Even if I have chipped nail varnish on, that is a choice, and I’d like to think, it looks nice.
I really, really dislike seeing people not taking care of their hands, and dirty finger nails are the biggest turn off in the world.
In fact, if a guyhas nice hands, I am kind of half way there 🙂

As for hand creams (and foot creams for that matter), I like to try new things out. What you have suggested sounds good.

Also, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Your comments always brighten up my day.

Have a lovely rest of the week.

Red xx

Sam May 6, 2019 at 23:08

I haven’t paid much attention to this before, but all I know that when it comes to my own hands, i am obsessive about hand serums and lotions. I hope you have a fantastic week ahead darling.

Blond Duck May 7, 2019 at 18:48

I love Neutragena!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest May 8, 2019 at 07:24

i remember when was little and i saw a photo of mother theresa’s hands and i thought they were the most beautiful things i had ever seen. i used to hope i would grow up and have really wrinkled hands, now, not so much. but i love that memory and i think if i live to as old as she did and work at what i love i will love my wrinkled hands too.

i am a lotion addict! good hand creams are the best.

Chicatanyage May 8, 2019 at 08:56

Keeping my hands in reasonable order is a constant work in progress especially in winter. When I look at my hands now they look exactly the same as my mothers when she was a similar age. Spooky!! I will try the cream.

Ann May 8, 2019 at 10:33

I am quite happy that my hands have no visible veins yet at my age 40+
but that product could be so good and wonderful for those who needs it.

Kim Alston May 8, 2019 at 12:27

I’m obsessed with hand lotion now. LOL Since finding out about how they age and such. But I have the uttmost respect for hands that have worked hard.

A Well Styled Life May 8, 2019 at 13:10

I haven’t used that hand cream but will hunt it down after your great review! I take good care of my hands, but they are not as pretty as I’d like. What I do love is how capable they are. I apply sunscreen throughout out the day, use moisturizer constantly, but don’t fuss with polish much. My hands are too busy for it to hold up.
Have a great week!

samecookiesdifferent May 8, 2019 at 20:04

❤Lovely

katie May 9, 2019 at 07:18

this is interesting…it was just this weekend that i started using my jo malone hand cream again…i had glanced down saw the hands of snow white’s witch….

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic May 9, 2019 at 16:44

Hi !!!!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!!!
I talk with my hands all the time.
I try and use heavy moisturizing creams keep them moisturized and always a sunscreen even in the winter…..

Classiq May 9, 2019 at 22:22

I pay attention to people’s hands too. I think it’s important to take proper care of your hands, but I love to see hands that have a story to tell too. Thank you for sharing your opinion about this product. It’s something I would like to try. I’m using a locally made, organic hand cream, containing sea buckthorn and olive oil and I’m very happy with it.

The Dainty Dolls House May 10, 2019 at 02:53

I do as well, I like when people talk with their hands as well 🙂 I try and take good care of my hands as well. I think hands can say so much about the person, what they do, how much they take care of themselves or work. This product sounds wonderful. Happy Monday doll xx

Sam May 10, 2019 at 06:53

Many Thanks for your kind comments on my last post.

Pamela RG May 10, 2019 at 08:08

I keep mine simple and clean because I use my hands a lot at home and at work including driving. The less fuss the better. But I love to lather it with hand lotion especially the Shea Butter from L’Occitane.

Milex May 10, 2019 at 08:11

oh wow!

trishie May 10, 2019 at 11:35

As much as weathered hands tell a story, I like mine to be soft and smooth please! Hand cream is definitely the way to go. The Organic Pharmacy one sounds super luxe!

Chicago Chic May 11, 2019 at 08:08

Looks like a great product!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living May 11, 2019 at 22:13

I do notice people’s hands (and teeth for some reason). Some people really do have such beautiful,elegant hands. I try to use lotion a bit more and take care of my hands!

Stacey May 11, 2019 at 22:47

I am one of those people who talk with their hands!:-) I love hands, especially photographed ones. They tell a story to me and they don’t have it be perfect; calloused, smooth, big, etc,. I find them all interesting. I however, try to keep my own smooth and as soft as possible courtesy of my kiddos cetaphil and or aquaphor:-)

Couture Carrie May 12, 2019 at 22:15

I adore hand creams!
My fave is L’Annine 🙂

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