Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Winter Saviours Part 3 - Hands & Feet

It's only over the last few years that I've noticed a difference in the skin on my hands and feet. They seem generally drier and certainly noticeably drier during the winter months. If I don't moisturise them before bed they feel terrible!

When I do an all over body scrub I always make sure my hands and feet are included, but between times, I like to use Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardener's Hand Recovery to keep them smooth. This stuff is amazing - you use it on dry hands in a handwashing action , then rinse off to reveal smoother, moisturised hands. I follow up with my favourite hand cream which at the moment is The Body Shop Honey & Beeswax Hand & Foot butter (it's not on their website anymore but it's worth a look instore). Crabtree & Evelyn also do a Gardener's Hand Cream which I'll be repurchasing once I've finished this pot of Body Shop cream. If my hands are really parched, I'll smother them in cream and wear gloves overnight to give them a treat. A bit of a passion killer but sometimes, needs must! I also like to use cuticle oil all over my nails when I'm not wearing polish to keep them hydrated, my favourite is OPI Avoplex Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil, which smells luxurious and really takes care of my dry cuticles and the bits each side of my nails that I have a disgusting tendency to bite

For my feet, I like to buff with a Body Shop foot file and lather them in This Works Perfect Heels Rescue Balm before tucking them up in my Body Shop booties and heading off to bed. This is a thick, quite waxy foot cream that is heavy duty enough to take care of cracked heels as well as softening the rest of the foot - it's effects are quite unbelievable

As you can imagine, I'm a bit of a sight in bed some nights! And on those nights I really miss being single :)


  1. Really want to try the perfect heels rescue balm! Great post


  2. nice products! I really like this series! <3

  3. I went out and bought the body shop booties at lunch because of this post, I was really excited until i noticed they had used the wrong 'your' on their product description - now I just feel sad. haha xxx

  4. I love this little series you are doing - sep this one as its my hands that really suffer in these chilly times. Will have to try the crabtree and evelyn cream i think, i have heard a few good things about it.

    Ha the last bit made me laugh, totally get you on that one. I put my hair in plaits and twisted it all up the other night before we went to bed - looked a bit like something out of Futurama. I do feel sorry for them sometimes. Yet today my hair is lovely and wavy! Result!!

  5. All of these sound really lovely! I love Crabtree and Evelyn products :) xo

  6. I swear by the Body Shop's Hemp hand cream, have you tried it? I smother my hands and then wear gloves overnight and in the morning my hands are magically replenished. Being an equestrian/farming type, I spend a lot of time outside in the cold and constantly washing mud and muck off my hands in icy cold water, and at lambing time...
    My hands get so dry they have been known to crack and bleed but this hand cream is fab, as long as I remember to put it on of course!

  7. The body shop gloves are amazing. My hands get unbelievably dry & I sleep with them on most nights (its a very good job I'm single...) I love the Soap & Glory handcream - it's amazing! And its not greasy so I can put it on during the day without having to sit there for half an hour before I touch anything!


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