As I mentioned yesterday, my hands (and feet) have been horribly cracked and split and chapped from this frigid weather (and probably also not enough water). Two of my blogging friends recommended I use coconut oil, so I knew it was worth a shot. Last night, I rubbed coconut oil on my feet and hands, and covered them with socks before going to bed.
The results were just short of miraculous! While certainly not 100% repaired, they were significantly improved — smoother and less chapped. I still have all the cracks on my hands, because they need to actually heal up. But I will be doing this again tonight!
By the way, please do check out my friends’ blogs:
http://drlisamallen.wordpress.com/ (Nowhere to Run: My Journey from Half Marathon to Chemo Chair)
http://lymphnodetransplant.wordpress.com/ (One woman’s quest for better health… living with lympheodema)
The air is so dry, that I zap myself every time I touch something metal. This includes those tiny little screws on the light switch plate. How is it that I manage to get zapped every single time I turn on a light! Lots of static going on!
I’ve been trying to drink more water this week and wouldn’t it figure that a water main break in nearby Scranton led to no drinking water available in the office today? I feel badly for the people who will now be out of water for 3 days while they repair it. Our office will be closed tomorrow so it will be a work from home day. Lots of water at home, so no excuses!
Dry Spell (2013) – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375036/