GEMs Of Beauty:
Getting Handy With 5 Must-Have Hand Products
When I went to Leland High School in San Jose, CA (long before the digital businesses in the area changed the landscape), I was able to practice the piano in the music room when I didn’t have classes. My fingers are very long, and when I played every day I could span an octave plus two keys on each hand. This drove the music teacher, who was barely five feet tall and was desperately wishing she didn’t have such tiny hands, to distraction. Why oh why, I could see her thinking, were those pianist hands given to her?!
Even though I no longer play the piano, I’m still conscious of my long fingers and know how much they need extra pampering. The skin on our hands is thinner and more sensitive than elsewhere on the body, and since they’re always in motion—and, if there are little kids in the house, they’re always wet!—they can easily get neglected. Here are my favorite new creams for hand help: