Hand Cream! Yes, I am about to write an article about hand cream, or hand creme, rather. BORING, I know. But yo, it’s winter and I am, of course, ill-prepared for the cold weather and resulting dry skin. After all, what’s a guy to do with a bathroom full of lotions, creams, and moisturizers? NEGLECT THEM.
I don’t know, man. I got a hold of this new-ish hand cream because it sounded like it was heavy duty and meant business, and I’m all about that. My hands have already begun to snap, crackle, and pop from the cooler temperatures, and we’re still in the double digits. Figured I’d better prepare for the worst, you know?
Once I got my hands on said hand creme, I wasn’t quite as overwrought with excitement as I usually am with just about everything else. It’s a pretty straightforward product, just a simple white hand cream in a cute little metal tube, it’s not even scented! Is there nothing to keep my rapidly fleeting attention? I rubbed it in and went on my way.
Initially I used it about twice a day, which is kind of a miracle since I can’t be bothered to remember to maintain any sort of routine in my life, with my beauty regime or otherwise. After about the second day of use, I noticed that, wait a minute, this stuff works.
My hands felt like…someone else’s hands! Not someone who refuses to wear gloves all winter even on the coldest of days because, hello, I have texting to do. And yes, I know that they have those gloves made for touch screen phones but those are clearly made for the weak. Pair that with the fact that I have my hands submerged in bleach water and/or vodka five nights a week when I'm bartending, my hands, knuckles, and cuticles are BEAT from about October to April. But no longer!
Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy is the only product completely devoid of any and all bells and whistles that can still capture the heart of someone that thrives on constant overstimulation like myself.
Buckler’s is packed with all of the things that your dry skin loves like aloe juice, shea butter, and chamomile, while being formulated without petroleum or parabens. It’s totally vegan (if you care), totally not tested on animals, and contains no perfumes or dyes. It’s just really good for your skin.
And, my absolute favorite part about Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy is that it’s not greasy. Like, at all. While being thick and super moisturizing, it dries down in a matter of seconds without making your hands feel clammy or making your clothes stick to you. I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s huge, because I hate creme moisturizers of any sort.
Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy is available in a travel friendly tube 3.3oz for $19 and a 4oz glass jar for $23, both at TheMotley.com (which is technically a men’s grooming site, but whatever, it’s hand crème. It’s 2013.)
Do you have any dry skin remedies that you can't live without? What should I be using? Tell me in the comments, and convince me to wear gloves because frostbite is not sexy.
Tynan is freezing on Twitter @TynanBuck.