According to Thesaurus.com the word “dry” has many synonyms:
Do any of these words describe your hands? They sure do mine in the winter, if I don’t maintain them constantly. My hands and calves dry out the quickest in all months, but especially during November through March or April. Brrrrr.
Part of my nightly maintenance includes the two products seen here: LUSH Smitten and Lemony Flutter. To be honest, I cannot believe I haven’t reviewed either of these yet! I have been using them pretty consistently now for about 15 months and I never want to go back!
LUSH Smitten (seen in the Retro tub since it was (horrifically) discontinued) is a glorious, rich, moisturizing hand cream.
It’s scented with sweet almonds, which is my favorite scent on earth, which is a huge added bonus.
Smitten tends to be pretty greasy and takes a bit to really work it in, so it’s not really the kind of lotion you want to use 2 minutes before you touch your freshly wiped down tablet screen. Or anything for that matter. Save it for night-time before bed so you can just let it sink in.
This is my second tub of Smitten because right after I bought it, they discontinued it. They do still sell it in their retro store though (thanks to all who informed me of this) and I am VERY happy about that because I am addicted.
It is on the expensive side at $18.95 for 3.5 oz, but for me it’s worth every penny.
After I use Smitten my next nightly step is to use Lemony Flutter all over my cuticles. This is a very moisturizing cuticle butter that contains mango butter, avocado oil, beeswax and fresh lemons. It’s really thick and a very, very tiny amount goes a long way.
Lemony Flutter is also on the greasier, heavier side, so I don’t use it during the day.
It has plenty of lovers and haters. You either love the scent or totally abhor it. I’ll admit it took me some getting used to at first, but now I don’t even think twice. The scent is like fresh cut lemons but also slightly like Band Aids. Very odd!
Another great thing about Lemony Flutter is you can use it as a skin balm almost anywhere. elbows, heels, knees, etc. And since you only need such a small amount, it lasts forever. It will probably expire before you can even use it all!
The price is $14.95 for 1.5 oz and it lasts an eternity.
The combination of these two products has helped ward off the juiceless, dessicated skin I so dread (haha) so I shall continue to use them for as long as I can!
What are your favorite nighttime hand treatments?