Yesterday was the first of many Big Brother/Baby Brother bath times! Quinn was so excited to be right next to Nash…and loved helping scrub him. Gotta love it…especially the 20 pruney fingers and 20 pruney toes that I got to kiss when they were smelling so Baby Magic fresh!…Mmmmmm! MMMMMMM!
The wrinkles that occur in skin after prolonged exposure to water are sometimes referred to as pruney fingers or water aging. This is a temporary skin condition where the skin on the palms of the hand or feet becomes wrinkly.
In recent past the common explanation was based on water absorption in the keratin-laden epithelial skin when immersed in water, causing the skin to expand and resulting in a larger surface area, forcing it to wrinkle. Usually the tips of the fingers and toes are the first to wrinkle because of a thicker layer of keratin and an absence of hairs which secrete the protective oil called sebum.