Hog’s fat and Cherry blossom

Having treated myself to some much needed hand-cream, it got me thinking about older treatments for dry skin, treatments with less attractive ingredients like hog fat and rosewater.

Until having my first child, dry skin has never been an issue for me, but in the last few years my hands look older, my veins more apparent, the lines deeper etched. It probably doesn’t help that most of my time is spent cleaning up after little people with my hands either in soapy water, or in dire need of being in soapy water. But at least at the end of the day I can enrobe them in a silky smooth moisturiser, leaving my skin soft and rich with the scent of cherry blossom.

A lot more appealing than hog’s fat.

Here is an extract from Braving Madness where the hero, Edward, meets his future father-in-law.

His skin was like parchment, pale blue veins embossing the back of his hand, creeping over his knuckles like little streams to wrap about skeletal fingers. The man looked ancient. Truth be told, there had probably been better looking corpses. And yet he couldn’t have been much over sixty, could even have been in his fifties. Clearly life had taken its toll.

About Jessica Baker

Mother, writer, DIYer View all posts by Jessica Baker

2 responses to “Hog’s fat and Cherry blossom

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: