You may have seen from my recent instagram posts, that I have been spending a lot of time in the gym. More specifically, I have become a regular visitor to the weights room. And I am loving it. I love competing against myself to achieve personal bests. I love the way my body is changing. I even love the doms that tell me I am working hard enough. What I don’t love though is the callouses that I am developing on my hands. It is a little bit too manly for my liking. But I have found the answer. O’Keeffe’s!!!
O’Keeffe’s is a company with a great story. It’s roots go back more than 20 years to an arid region on the California-Oregon border known as the Klamath Basin. Bill O’Keeffe was a rancher and diagnosed diabetic who worked hard at tough manual labour. Unfortunately this lifestyle took its toll on his hands and feet. His daughter, Tara, seeing the pain caused by his chronically dry skin, was driven to find product that relieved her fathers severely dry, cracked skin.
Applying her skills as a pharmacist, Tara and her father spent years creating and testing various formulations mixed in her kitchen, until, many years later, she developed the basic formula for what has become O’Keeffe’s Working Hands and, eventually, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet.
I was super excited to be sent a tube of each product to try, and was particularly interested in whether the hand cream could resolve the issue of my calloused, weight lifting hands. I have been using both products for the last month and can’t believe how effective they’ve been.
I apply the hand cream every time I wash my hands and love how quickly it absorbs with none of the greasy residue other creams leave. It is unscented which is great – I really hate products which compete with my perfume? No such issues with O’Keeffe’s!!
I only use the foot cream once a day, at night time. I apply a generous layer then put on a pair of cotton socks letting the product get to work as I sleep.
And the results – I genuinely cannot praise these products enough. My weight room callouses are almost gone and I can honestly say that my hooves have been transformed. They may never be perfect but I am no longer ashamed to bare them in summer sandals.
But don’t take my word for it. O’Keeffe’s are so confident that you will love their products as much as I do that they promise that if you don’t, you can return them for a full refund. So what do you have to lose, other than your callouses and horselike hooves.
Available from Boots and Superdrug for just £8.49.