In Praise of Rubber Gloves
Every year the skin on my hands has trouble making the transition from fall to winter. As I get older (gasp), it has a harder and harder time adjusting. What used to just be really dry skin has morphed into painfully dry, scaly skin with cracks and bleeding.
This year was really bad, I think because of all the washing hands after diaper changes.
Right now the skin on my hands is a little dry and I haven’t used cream or ointment for a few weeks. All due to rubber gloves. I sprang for a pair of these at the grocery store to use for cleaning. Then I wised up and started using them for doing dishes too.
They have made all the difference. It’s really the only thing I’ve changed. I also use less water as I don’t feel a need to rinse off my hands all the time either.
Thank you rubber gloves!