Skin texture is one of the fastest ways to 'read' a person's character in their hand and it takes only seconds to assess.
Your skin forms a barrier between you and the environment. Together with your skeleton, it's what stops you from melting into a jelly-like puddle! It also gives a palmreader important information about your preferred lifestyle and work conditions.
It makes sense that 'thin-skinned' people are sensitive to noise, pain and even criticism when you look at the skin as an indicator of 'toughness'. Similarly, 'to have a thick skin' implies that you can brush things off easily without getting offended. Who knew that so much palmistry was built into the English language?!
In palmistry we classify people as having silk, paper or coarse/ sandpaper skin:
Silk skin - This type of skin is so fine you can run your fingers along the palm without feeling any ridges.
The palm may be damp (indicating even higher sensitivity and intuition) and you may be able to see the blueness of the veins below the surface of the skin. Someone with silk skin tends to absorb energy from their surroundings and will prefer to live and work in a peaceful, harmonious environment.
Inviting a 'silk' to a rock concert or a Boxing Day sale at Myer would be akin to putting a fern in a microwave, they will fry from all the energies bouncing around. In that way silks are like the canaries that miners used to bring underground to detect gas leaks.
Paper skin - This is a common skin texture. It feels smooth and resilient without being rough like sandpaper skin. People with paper skin tend to like office work or work involving communication and variety.
They tend to be more connected with their thoughts than their feelings. You will find a paper chatting away on their mobile while typing an email and making themselves tea, they are the classic multi-taskers.
Coarse/ sandpaper skin - People with this type of skin are usually too busy playing sport or working outdoors to come for a palmreading but I find them occasionally at markets, usually they are the fruit and veggie growers.
You'll know when someone has sandpaper skin because the skin feels rough under your finger and the patterns and fingerprints are very defined. They tend to have fewer lines on their hands as well.
What if the skin texture on the inside of your hand differs to the skin texture on the outside of your hand? My thoughts are that the skin texture on the outside of your hand is what you were born with...so for someone who has silk skin on the outside but paper skin on their palm I believe they have had to 'toughen' up.
However I'm still collecting evidence so let me know your thoughts! What type of skin do you have? Are you living according to your strengths or are you doing your best to conform to those around you? As a silk skin who has worked in many office and outdoor environments I can only suggest to you - BE YOURSELF! That way, your kindred spirits will be able to find and recognise you which means you'll have more support in life.
It's like buying beans. If the beans are on the shampoo shelf in a shop no one is ever going to find them (unless they are a psychic silk skin, hehe) :)
I hope you've enjoyed this post. You're welcome to book a psychic reading with me in Brisbane or over Skype. I also teach palmistry.
Best wishes on this beautiful Blue Moon evening,
P.S. For further reading I recommend you have a look at Johnny Fincham or Paul Fenton-Smith's books.