Wash Your Hands

If you are around babies or have a new baby, you might be able to identify with the hand-washing obsession.  Of course, it’s good form to keep your hands clean when you’re working with a child.  When you know there’s a direct correlation of your hands being dirty and the amount they get sick, you want to wash your hands as much as possible.

However, what you might not want are the after-effects of this obsession.  That is rough, dry hands that are constantly scratchy.  Man… these hands are not much fun to work with.  I’ve always had drier hands, but this is ridiculous!

Anyway, we’ve invested in some hand lotion, to help combat the anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer.  I just pray it works…

::End Short, Pointless Post::


Susie said...

Google is smart--the ads on the side were for sanitizing and being clean.
By the way, didn't you know? "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt."

March 25, 2010 at 4:12 AM  

Yes, hand cream is always a smart thing. Eucerin I think works the best. I don't use sanitizer or anything. The way I figure it is you'll end up getting sick anyway, at least I always do. Despite my best efforts I just get sick anyway.

March 25, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
The Other Mollie said...

I highly recommend CeraVe body cream. I'm in medical school and also wash my hands obsessively, to, you know, not make patients sick, and I already have a basal skin state of painfully dry. CeraVe is expensive, but 1 jar lasts a long time and is the least-irritating skin care product I've used. My classmates also swear by gold bond, but I've never used it.

March 25, 2010 at 7:06 AM  
Haley said...

Look to the future...the more little coughs and colds junior gets now, the more likely he will be a healthy adult. Bacteria is a good thing, and it will save your hands :)

March 25, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

Ah, I was once like you. Once you recognize it's really hard to seriously damage that little bundle of joy, you start rejoining the land of the germ infested.

P.S. I agree with Haley, germs now pay off later in life. I wrote a post on my blog about that, but I won't link to it here. This is your blog!

March 25, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
ashley said...

Im bringing yall a bottle of our Aveda Hand Relief. It is made to last through 4 handwashes ! Its pretty much amazing.

March 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Suzanne said...

I know its rather girly, but Satin Hands by Mary Kay was a miracle worker for me when I worked at UPS and washed my hands constantly. Do that a couple times a week and your hands will stay moisturized and you won't have to put on lotion nearly as much.

March 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Deb Brandt said...

I now sell Mary Kay and I have agree that the Satin Hands Handcream is one of the best out there. It is now also fragance free so anyone can use it and not smell girly. It will last up to 24 hours and through washing after washing. Let me know if I can get you some.

March 25, 2010 at 1:37 PM  
John said...

Wow!! For a short, pointless post... this sure did get a lot of reaction.

Thanks all for the recommendations!

March 25, 2010 at 9:01 PM