I hurt myself today

No, I’m not going all Trent Reznor all of a sudden. But damn, I don’t remember being this fragile.


  1. Roger Green »

    24 February 2014 · 2:01 am

    Similar to what Otis Redding once said re Respect, That Man in Black done stole that song from me.
    Yeah, dry skin, on my legs and feet in particular.

  2. Francis W. Porretto »

    24 February 2014 · 3:19 am

    You’ve got a lot more to look forward to, Charles. A few weeks ago, I cut myself rather badly…with a washcloth.

    Ain’t aging great?

  3. fillyjonk »

    24 February 2014 · 7:32 am

    I know all about crazy skin stuff. It could very well be a synthetic perfume. Or pistachio nuts. Or molds in the air. Or too much spandex in a particular clothing blend. Or certain antibiotics. Or a cat three blocks over.

    I get dry skin on my feet and ankles. Pretty much everywhere else, I get hives, if one of the many things that seem to upset my skin comes into contact with me.

  4. Tatyana »

    24 February 2014 · 8:42 am

    -Try not to use softener at all; unless your local water is incredibly hard, you don’t really need it on your towels. I firmly believe it’s all a marketing ploy and never buy it.
    -Try putting jars with water under your radiators and air grilles, to combat air dryness.
    -Try this line for your skin, instead of Avon freebie. I buy it for my mom, she loves it.

  5. fillyjonk »

    24 February 2014 · 12:08 pm

    Also, this sounds totally nuts, but it seems to work for me:

    Get some “body oil” (the one I use is Palmer’s). Put it on BEFORE getting in the shower.

    Then put more on after getting out.

    Yes, I know, it uses twice as much and I know no logical reason why putting moisturizer (which should be a barrier to water) on before getting in the shower makes things better, but it does.

    Just don’t put it on the soles of your feet before getting into the shower….

  6. CGHill »

    24 February 2014 · 12:22 pm

    I have been keeping bowls of water scattered about, which adds a couple of percentage points to the humidity.

  7. backwoods conservative »

    25 February 2014 · 5:10 am

    “You know that scaly skin on your elbows and knees? Mine’s like that all over.”

    –Phyllis Diller

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