Protect Your Hands! Miss Oops Butter HandsTuesday, April 27, 2010
Hands are an interesting thing. We use them all the time, but they are pretty much always left out of the anti-aging thing or sunscreen application. When I lived in So Cal it was always interesting to spot the women that had obviously spent a lot of money on plastic surgery to look younger, and then had super old looking hands. Sunspots, lax skin.... the hands almost always gave them away.
So, as part of my growing old gracefully (aka- no plastic surgery), but fighting to look young (aka- using topical products that work), I've decided I should sunscreen my hands. Particularly in the car, where your hands get a ton of sun exposure sitting there on your steering wheel.
Keeping that in mind, I was happy to see that Miss Oops had a hand cream with SPF 30. Perfect for keeping my hands feeling and looking great! I was excited to try it out.
I used it for a few days at work, figuring if it could tough it out through many hand washing with hospital soap it would be good pretty much everywhere else. This lotion is fairly moisturizing and does feel good with application. It definitely has a sunscreen smell, and I was disappointed that there was a residual "film" of product on my hands after most of it had absorbed. I wasn't super greasy, but it was a bit bothersome. The product kept my hands soft and feeling good through a few hand washings though, which is not something I can say for most products.
So, it was a good hand cream, with a little too many sunscreen side effects (the residue and smell) to be my new hand cream for work. It's perfect for toting around in my purse though and applying in the car.
I like that there is UVA and UVB coverage, though I am disappointed that the entire UVA range isn't covered. Remember that UVB rays are usually filtered by glass, though you'll be exposed as soon as you step out of the car.
Miss Oops Butter Hands