When I have a problem, I look for solutions. It does not matter if the solution is frowned upon by people sometimes because I am very practical. For example, for many years now, I have been using hand moisturisers. Are some of you frowning now? A guy using hand moisturiser? Well, if that's your reaction, you are a sexist! Think about it. ;)
Why did I start using hand moisturisers? For one reason, to prevent paper cuts! I work in an office which is air conditioned and has very dry air. As we grow older, our skin also gets drier. Working with documents and pushing paper daily, I was a victim of multiple paper cuts. Just the thought of it makes me cringe! Ouch! Solution? Use hand moisturisers. Keeping our skin moist and supple will reduce paper cut incidents.
Over the years, I have used many different hand moisturisers. I like Nivea and Jergens as they are inexpensive. Actually, from time to time, I would find these on special offer at Guardian Pharmacy. You could get a small tube for $1.95 and they are perfect to go in your briefcase, slingbag or handbag. Of course, these days, we have manbags (i.e. the male version of handbags). Here is a photo of one I carry in my slingbag all the time:
I go to bed with the air-conditioning on the whole night and that is very drying. So, I use a moisturiser for the hands and feet before I go to sleep. For the feet too? Yes, for the feet too. After a hard day at work with walking and standing, that's exactly what our feet need. Massage the moisturiser into our feet and we will feel a big difference before going to dreamland. For that, I use an "atas" (Malay for "upmarket") moisturiser from Aesop. Here is a photo of the pump size version which I have on my bedside table:
They also come in tubes which I buy for use when I travel and as gifts for friends. LP, the blogmaster of Bully the Bear, has threatened me with decapitation before because Mrs. LP likes the moisturiser so much that she has bought another two tubes thus far. Sigh, the unexpected perils of a well liked gift!
Another one which I like is from Body Shop. Now, I do not usually like products from Body Shop but I like this hand moisturiser because of the almond scent. I have a weakness for almond. It is less expensive compared to Aesop at less than half the price. I always wait for a sale at Body Shop before buying anything from them. Unlike products from Aesop, I do not think it is worth paying the full price for any Body Shop products.
If you are a guy and if you think that hand moisturisers are only for females, think again. ;-)
Extra Special Discounts Up to 45% Off
Tea with AK71: Hand sanitiser.