This is the official start of my skincare category! This has been the most requested thing on my blog/instagram but somehow I always end up postponing it. My initial thought was to make a full post about my skincare routine, what stuff I use, what I have been using before but never worked out etc, but that was too much work for me and too much text for you guys, which is why I came up with the idea of a category so I can put out small posts containing all the info about the products I use!
This first post is about my favorite hand cream! I’ve always had very dry hands and they were the worst during wintertime. I would have to sleep with gloves on in order to keep them somewhat normal looking and they would hurt and itch most of the time. I would always be in a complex looking at girls with beautiful hands, and then I had mine that looked like they’ve been working fulltime for +50 years lol. The worst period was when I first started my job at Espresso House. Ohmygod, I would get home with barista fingers and coffee stains all over them, making the dryness worse since I was using all types of weird sanitiser spray bottles at work. It was very tough, I have to admit. I went to the pharmacy to get some advice and got a thick moisturising hand cream (don’t remember the name now) that did absolutely nothing for me. I have always HATED the feeling of hand creams lasting for more than 10 minutes as well. The weird sensation of not being able to grab anything cause of slippery hands and then you need to do a bathroom visit and UGH!
One miserable day, after getting home from work, I sat down and started researching about what to do. I was on the stage of cutting my hands off, that’s how bad it was lol! My keywords started off with “dry hands” but after thinking about it, I realised that I cannot possibly be the only one with dry hands problems as a barista! SO, I somehow landed on this forum where 90% of the baristas were recommending this and promising magic. I didn’t have a second thought (desperate much) and ordered it the next second. Two days later I picked it up from the post office and my life changed. I’m not even exaggerating and this is NOT a sponsored post. I absolutely love this cream and urge all and everyone to try it out. I would also personally recommend this for you guys as well that might not have very dry hands but every now and then do the dishes at home. You wake up with babysoft new hands and for me it has been a total game changer. This was +2 years ago and I have bought my 4th tub already.
It is to be used on nights and it says on the backside that a little goes a long way! So take a decent amount, moisturise your hands before going to sleep and then wash it off in the morning! I personally recommend this being used at nights as moisturizing creams work best when applied for hours. It can itch a bit sometimes but that’s normal! You can find this at your local pharmacy or on the internet! For my Swedish readers, the cream can be found HERE. The cream is called “O’Keeffe’s Working Hands”.