I think we’ve done it. I think we’ve finally found a hydrating skin routine in the form of two 20 minute bathtub soaks a day, and the most perfect skin moisturizer for my Jensen.
But thanks be to God in the highest that Jensen is sleeping through the night more often than not. Four long years of sleep deprivation have left their mark on me, my friends. The least of which has been the slow and steady deterioration of my writing skills.
The magic skin cream that we’ve hit upon?
It would be the lard.
Yes, lard. As in, what my nanny use to fry up a chicken in.
Although, unlike my nanny, I’m not saving up old bacon drippings in a crock to be used for Sunday dinner.
I found a brand of organic all vegetable shortening at the health food store. The ingredients boast of mechanically pressed organic palm oil. That’s it. And my favorite part? I can buy a 24 oz. tub for a mere $6.00.
Take that Aquaphor. You’re dead to me now.
The lard has been a welcome part of my family for generations now. And while I no longer deep fry dinner in it, I discovered a couple of years ago, that I could slather Crisco on my poor bedraggled feet, which I would then besock, and sleep my way to supple and soft heels. And like nearly everything else in my life, I shared that little secret with the internet here.
If you should find yourself ever to desire to stray from those expensive moisturizers, I beseech you to turn to the lard.
You’ll be eternally glad you did. 😉