I don’t know if it’s because I live in the desert or what but my skin has got to be the driest it has ever been since we moved to Bakersfield 11 years ago.
In my entire life I’ve never had to worry about my skin being so dry that you can see where I scratched myself on my leg. Also my feet are so dry that they are constantly cracking. I know it’s not a beautiful image but there you go.
My hands are especially dry probably because when I do the dishes I don’t use any gloves to protect my hands. The reason for that is they don’t make rubber gloves for men with thick fingers and big hands. I have bought the large gloves and they are still too tight. As a result, the skin on my fingers bubble up and then the skin dries out or gets scratched or peeled off and the remaining skin dries up and scratches me when I touch my face.
I grew up to think that body lotion was for girls, actually any lotion is for girls. It is acceptable to put lotion on your hands when they are dry every once in a while but the way I was taught was even then you do that in private and never EVER let anyone know you used lotion. My family sure did screw me up didn’t they?
So screw all that noise. I am so tired of my dry skin so I went to the store I would say about a week ago and bought some Suave body wash and it came with a little bottle of Suave body lotion. I used it all up on my hands but then started thinking about my feet and my legs. When that was all gone I bought a big bottle of Suave Cocoa Butter w/Shea body lotion and I use it on my whole body after every shower.
I’ve used it for the last 3 or 4 days and I gotta hand it to them, my legs don’t show scratch marks anymore, my hands are nice and soft and the skin doesn’t bubble after dishes anymore and my feet are starting to look normal again. The cracks in my toes and my heels seem to be healing.
And to top it all off I smell really good. I know, men don’t smell like cocoa butter w/shea, only girls do right? Screw that, who says that men can’t smell good too? I don’t care what anyone tells me, I like it. I like how soft my skin is and I like how I smell now.
I think it takes a real man to take care of his skin, I don’t care what people tell me. It’s happening!