Baby, it’s cold outside! The news reported that there is a 42-state wide flu epidemic and I, unfortunately, am one of the unlucky victims of the sniffles. Sigh. My skin – and my sinus’ – just can’t seem to catch a break! Combine the brisk climate outdoors with dry, processed indoor heat and your skin is virtually a dehydrated disaster. At least mine is — or was, until I started slathering my body with Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Lotion religiously.
As I wrote in a previous post, I teamed up with Vaseline and their Intensive Rescue Repairing Lotion for a winter skincare challenge. Despite the plummeting temps, Vaseline asked me to use their lotion and then take to the ice skating rink for an afternoon of fun and, ultimately, exercise (a New Year’s resolution of mine). While my calves, thighs and butt were feeling the heat (at one point I fell into a beautifully poised splits position!), my hands and feet were feeling the chill. Thanks to my constant use of the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Lotion, however, I left the rink with my skin in-tact. No scales, no additional dry spells, just soft, smooth and moisturized skin. And yes, I skate with red lips!
But then I got home – my heat blasting – and my sinus’ started dripping again. TMI? Possibly, but I’m sure you’ve been slapped with a cold before too. While a decongestant came to the rescue of the mucus, my skin began to dry up like a prune again. So I turned to my trusted Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion and applied on hands, chest, stomach, legs and feet and within minutes I was completely hydrated, and my skin did not feel the least bit sticky or greasy. I now sleep with this stuff by my bed. It’s affordable and it works, through wind, ice, and a few space heaters. Next on my shopping list – a humidifier!
Now it’s time for you to experience a winter without dehydration…
TO ENTER: Leave a comment below sharing your favorite winter activities and then tweet to this post with the hashtag #vaseline. 5 winners will be chosen at random and will receive a 10 oz. bottle of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture Lotion and a 7.5 oz. jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. You must be 18 years of age to participate. Contest closes at 12am PST on January 23, 2013.
*photos by Frankie Inglese