For decades I have had problems with the skin on my fingers cracking during the winter months. When I was teaching I attributed it to all the paper I handled every day, along with the cold temperatures. I often had bandaged fingers in the winter to guard the splits on them from getting hit and hurting even more. There are lots of nerve endings in our digits.
Last week’s child care did not help my fingers. Meal preparation, diaper changes, laundry, baths, helping with teeth brushing and hand washing all kept my hands in water. And, it was cold most of the time the grandchildren were here. My hands took a beating. I had a crack on my right thumb and on my left index finger as well a the cut on my left thumb from the paper cutter. My poor hands were in bad shape.
I had purchased this hand cream a few weeks prior, and was using it daily by the end of the week. One of its claims is that it helps protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather. Seems to have worked very well as my cracked fingers have healed and they aren’t painful.