Post # 1
ok this is kind of a silly question….
I already understand why fingers prune up when you are in water too long. what I’m experiencing is that mine are suddenly pruning up way sooner than usual. like, it only takes a few minutes now — like, I can’t even take a quick shower w/o getting it. this is not normal.
anyway, does anybody know why this change could happen? my diet / drinking habits have not changed at all. the only thing I can think of is that I switched to a different type of hand lotion (it’s glycerin based) — but that theory is pretty out there.
I feel so dumb for asking, it’s kind of a weird thing!
Post # 3
It might be the weather? Maybe since it’s Winter and it’s dry?
Post # 4
@BoiledPNut: good theory, but I live in Seattle. the humidity goes up in the winter here 🙂 also, this never happened when I lived in new mexico, where it is so dry my skin would crack in the winter.
you know, I should have done a google search before I posted this question! shame on me.
I looked up Glycerin. apparently, it has the ability to absorb water from its surroundings. since I apply this lotion to my hands like, 20 times a day, I could see how my hands might suddenly start to draw in water faster. also, if used incorrectly, it can be dehydrating.
I think I’ll stop using the lotion and see what happens. my very own low-rent science experiment. I’ll update this when I get the results!
this sucks because it’s st ives that did this– they just changed their formula. they seem to do that every few years and I hate it! I really liked it the way it was before, stop changing a good thing! darn you, st ives (shakes fist at sky).
Post # 5
@janie-janie: Oh, that’ll be interesting to find out what happens. I never knew that about glycerin.