over50feeling40: I'm Loving This...
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Jan 19, 2013

I'm Loving This...

For most women, their necks are the biggest issue to red-flag aging, however, for me, it's my hands.  I have really big veins and if I do not moisturize, then I believe my hands are a dead give away for my age or (gasp!) can even make me look older.
So, I love discovering products which smooth out the wrinkles and give me "Happy Hands!"
For about a year, I have used Burts Bees Hand Salve, and I really love the results.  However, it is a bit greasy when you first go to bed!  Then, for Christmas, one of my student's parents gifted me a tube of Sense Beautiful Science Intensive Hand Therapy!



It is just amazing!!  Fast absorption and beautiful results!  I am loving it!  Of course, it was fun to go to the website and discover this is one of the "goody bag" products for the stars at red carpet events like the Oscars and the Emmys....I can stand to feel like a star for the day!  I am sure when the tube is empty I will return to the more affordable Burt's Bees, but it is fun to experience such quality for a while....that makes for an excellent gift!!

Have a joyous Saturday, everyone!!

20 comments:

  1. I've been using Burt's Bees Hand Salve, Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme, and their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream for years and love it. I can only use the hand salve at night because it's a little too greasy and has too strong an odor for use in the day. I agree, our hands can age us.

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  2. I've had "old" looking hands since I was a child, so guess I'm used to it. ;-) I've been rubbing some Aquaphor into my hands and especially cuticles at night...does wonders and it's pretty inexpensive. Great for winter chapped skin, cracked heels, etc. too.

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    1. I'm like you -- my hands have always looked older than the rest of me, but, damn! They are becoming even more veiny! Ugh!

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  3. My hands aren't very attractive either. I have bend fingers and huge knuckles. I can't stand it if I don't put moisturizer on....I have it all over in my house, purse, car, work. Usana has excellent products, I've tried the vitamins, but they are on the expensive side.

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  4. Good Afternoon Pam, I love the design on the Burt's Bees products. I was introduced to them when my daughter lived in America. The best product I find for my hands and skin is olive oil. It is natural as all it contains is the oil of the pressed olives, if a little is used, it soaks into the hands very quickly.....or is it because of my age!!! I wonder. It was kind of your student's parents to buy you this lovely handcream... it's nice to be spoilt and indulge in an expensive handcreams which we normally wouldn't buy. Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

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  5. I use vaseline and wear white cotton gloves to bed.

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  6. I love Burts, and also Vaseline for my dry hands! Housework'll kill them, maybe I could do less of that . . . : >

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  7. I'm used to the veins in my hands, it's the ridges on my nails that are new. They cause the ends to crack and peel something terrible. I think I may have formed some rough places around my fingertips after the marathon sewing I did for Christmas. Must step up the hand cream use! Any idea if there is a way to get rid of ridges?

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  8. That is true the neck and hands are the first to goe, lol.
    Just have a laugh with me, hehehhehe
    If you think of it we also complained about spots when we were 15 and bimbos,hahhahahaha.
    Have a grand weekend, dear Pam
    I always use Nivea for my hands
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  9. Glad to hear I'm not the only one. Thank you for sharing, I think I'll now head and do some hand shopping.

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  10. It is so easy to forget about the hands... Especially when you actually enjoy using them! (Gardening, any sort of craft or artwork, sports, and of course, banging away on a computer. We won't talk about cleaning, because that isn't fun!)

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  11. I use Curel Hand and Cuticle Therapy Cream. Not too expensive and works really well for me.
    Curel Foot Therapy Cream also works great.
    Happy Saturday!

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  12. I use Burt's Bees for my lips, but hadn't thought about hand cream. Good idea. It won't help the big veins and knobby knuckles, but that just adds character, right?

    I occasionally use olive oil, also, and then push down my cuticles with an orange stick while the oil is soaking in. It works great! Keeps my cuticles from drying out and causing me to bite them!

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  13. I need to moisturize my hands more but I seem to forget about it unless they are really dry. I just looked at them and oh my goodness, I am heading to find some hand cream!

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  14. I love trying new products, but for my hands I always ensure any cream has a good % of Urea (thankfully, not from real urine!!!) My dermo recommended it many years back, not just for its softness value to the skin, but it also helps to gently remove any dead skin. I have a tube on my desk, my bag, the car, the.....

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  15. Pam
    If I use that BB salve, I always put gloves on after to sleep in. Does a great job and no greasy hands LOL
    Brett

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  16. OH I HEAR YA !!!! I look good still on my face and neck but come winter, my hands are a dead giveaway for my inching toward the middle 50s....YIKES! But cream does the trick. I also have to remember to wear gloves while I garden because my hands are the first thing to tan in the summer!

    DEAR PAM...you are an early riser too? I love the morning and to drink my tea in my studio with the fireplace going and to soak in the silence! We too have owls and bunnies and hawks and to witness the dance of nature is quite an experience. Thank you so much for coming by! LOVE! Anita

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  17. There's a wonderful handcream that I get in Whole Foods. It's Shikai's Borage Therapy hand cream. It's a little pricier (can't remember exactly how much) than an average drugstore buy, but it works better than anything I've tried. Plus it doesn't have parabens etc. I love it!! I'm going to try olive oil,too, thanks to the suggestions I've seen here. Thank you!!

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  18. You are worth taking care of your hands. Splurge on more of that wonderful hand cream and don't feel guilty about it!

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  19. What you say is so true. I used to have beautiful hands. I remember when I was heavy I envied women with thin hands (veins showing) I don't know what I was thinking. I guess the old saying about grass being greener and all! Now I have sun spots and veins. Can't do much about it but moisturize and accept it. Currently I've been using an Aveeno product. It's whipped with cocoa and shea butter. I really like it and it absorbs well. It was on clearance and I really should go back Walgreens to see if they have any more.
    I'm sorry to hear about your house but happy that you have made a decision that will improve your quality of life (stress). I have been talking about the same thing for a couple of years and will press it further when our last munchkin finishes Purdue next year....
    Have a great week!

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