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Cracked hands and moisturing cream!


Great weather today, only much of it was spent indoors waiting for phone calls. They came, of course, but only when I popped out for an hour or so mid-day to do a quick hoe in a garden nearby. Thank goodness for answer phones – and mobile phones for that matter.
It’s nearly christmas and I’m still very busy doing folks gardens – in waterproofs (ripped), multi layers of t-shirts, a boilersuit and a wooly jacket. The left hand has a glove permanently attached but the right hand is uncovered so I can actually use pruning shears etc and consequentially is beginning to crack up – quite painful actually, so it has to be smothered in moisturing cream of an evening when I remember. Thank goodness for moisturing creams!

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hi there again, yes my hands get quite bad too, as i used to work as a florist full time (only part time now) but in the winter it can be really painful and you cant really wear gloves at all in floristy, hands permently in and out of cold water, and added to that constant scratches from holly this time of year too!, i used to cover them in a barrier cream during the day while working, and then mosturise of a night, i found this really helped!

13 Dec, 2007


Hi and welcome to GOY . Isnt Scotland wonderful ! ? we can have all 4 seasons in one day , I live in the Falkirk area and have been with GOY for a while now , I love it , met lots of wonderful friendly people , hope you do to .

13 Dec, 2007


I too am a florist, and found The Gardeners hand cream I was given as a present from Crabtree and evelyn very good and smells nice and fresh, and also another very good brand is an american one that is and old company called Kiehls (they are online), guys use this when up mountains!

My hands are great this year as no floristry as on maternity leave, so they can go back to normal after all, hee hee.

merry christmas

20 Dec, 2007


My mum swears by the Crabtree and Evelyn cream too. Not really a big problem down here but I have a tip for you.
Put a dollop of cream in freezer bags (big enough to get your hand in) .
Soak your hands in some warm water for 5-10 minutes.
Dry until just damp
Pop your hands in the freezer bag and secure lightly at the wrist (not too tight as the black falling off hand look is not attractive!!)
Leave for 30 mins rubbing hands together working the cream into the skin
Remove and wipe excess cream off with some kitchen roll ot tissue
Voila extra soft hands

You can adjust the amount of cream you use to suit the dryness of your hands

21 Dec, 2007

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