If all these creams I’m putting on my face are supposed to make me look younger then how come the palms of my hands don’t look like the palms of a 12 year old?
Dear Old Palms,
I hear ya but I have no answers myself so I asked some local experts.
First I went to a high end skin care counter in a fancy department store:
BS (that’s me) – If all these creams are supposed to make me look younger how come the palms of my hands don’t look younger? I put just as much of the stuff on my hands.
Counter guy – The skin on your hands is different, the chemicals can’t penetrate the skin in the same way.
BS – Wait. You’re telling me the skin on one part of my body is that different from the skin on my face?
Counter guy – Is the skin on the bottom of your feet different from the skin on your face? It’s called wear.
BS – oh right.
Then I called one of the doctors to whom I’m related:
BS – If all these creams are supposed to make me look younger how come the palms of my hands don’t look younger? I put just as much of the stuff on my hands.
Actual Doctor – All that stuff’s a bunch of hooey. ‘Cept maybe Retin A.
So there you have your answers. Either hooey or skin wear, your pursuit of young looking palms is going to have to take a different path from your current.
Nagging questions holding you back? Babe Scanlon’s got your answer. A SF native, she’s been figuring this place out far longer than she cares to admit, and now she’s ready to share. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and let the veil of confusion lift. Please do keep in mind: Babe Scanlon is not presenting herself as an expert in anything that means you can sue her or the Appeal if you take her advice and your life tanks. Her recommendations are just that: recommendations.