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Before & After: My hands with (seed)

I am going to show you a dramatic before and after photo today. We had a lovely weekend and we bought a new sectional sofa for the living room. Since my current living room theme is vintage chic with pastels and brights and our new sofa is a rich chocolate brown, it was time again for me to paint the living room.  If you've been reading the blog long enough, you'll know that I always get the "itch" this time of year to paint one of the rooms in our house.

I spent about 9 hours yesterday painting the living room. I ended up with paint all over my hands and had to scrub, scrub, scrub them to get the paint off. They were so dry and chapped after I did this.  Just look at the picture below. It looks like I have the hands of someone much older. My hands were so dry and sore.

I took 5 minutes to give myself a bit of pampering with (seed) -- I used the Therapeutic Hand Scrub and my beloved Healthy Hand Cream.  

I love the scrub because the shea butter, grape seed, and glycerin really treat and nourish my hands, while the apricot seed powder gently (but effectively) sloughs off dead skin cells. My hands looked 10 times better with just the scrub.

When I rinsed off the scrub, I applied my go to cream -- it's the hand cream I use on my face and neck as well.  Used as its intended purpose, though, you can see that my hands are supple and moisturized.

See the difference for yourself: