Saturday, December 16, 2017

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

Chic ‘n Cheap Living October 8, 2017 at 19:37

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!

Pamela RG October 8, 2017 at 22:31

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.

samecookiesdifferent October 9, 2017 at 12:59

❤Lovely

Ann October 9, 2017 at 18:38

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.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket October 10, 2017 at 17:20

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.

katie October 11, 2017 at 01:43

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….

Stacey October 11, 2017 at 12:18

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:-)

Classiq October 11, 2017 at 12:37

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.

Couture Carrie October 12, 2017 at 00:52

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

Rowena @ rolala loves October 12, 2017 at 04:22

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.

The Dainty Dolls House October 12, 2017 at 04:47

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 October 13, 2017 at 06:34

Many Thanks for your kind comments on my last post.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 13, 2017 at 20:02

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…..

Milex October 14, 2017 at 03:05

oh wow!

trishie October 14, 2017 at 18:02

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!

Kim Alston October 14, 2017 at 18:04

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 October 14, 2017 at 21:23

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!

Chicatanyage October 14, 2017 at 22:13

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.

About Last Weekend October 16, 2017 at 05:29

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

Boye By Red October 17, 2017 at 08:22

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 October 17, 2017 at 23:13

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.

FASHION TALES October 18, 2017 at 01:59

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.

Chicago Chic October 18, 2017 at 17:44

Looks like a great product!

Blond Duck October 18, 2017 at 22:25

I love Neutragena!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest October 19, 2017 at 02:39

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.

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