When I was a little girl, every time the winter rolled around in New England, my little hands would always get ultra-sensitive. They’d be dry. They’d get red. And they’d get cracked. I remember in grade school dreading the winter coming because I’d feel so embarrassed. I was the only child in my family to have this happen, my 2 brothers and sister never had an issue, it was always just me… and my mom. She understood exactly what I was going through and her way to “battle” our sensitive winter skin was to lather our hands with vaseline before bedtime. It was like a “magic” formula for my skin and I loved that about it.
Fast forward about 30 years.
Here I am, the mother of 4 little boys, and whenever the winter months roll around in New England, my skin still gets ultra-senstive, even as a 34 year old woman. It’s ironic how history is repeating itself because my oldest son William has the same sensitive skin, too. He’s like a mini-me and just like it used to bother me as a child, it bothers him, too. The weather in New England hasn’t been too bad lately. We’ve had our “cold” days, but it hasn’t gotten to the true point of winter yet (which I secretly love), but our skin is still feeling the wrath of the colder weather coming in. We’re outside all the time and we’re constantly on the pool deck for swim practice and swim team (wet hands and cold water don’t mix). As I was baking cookies with William for his class last weekend, I noticed that his knuckles were red and very cracked. I couldn’t believe he hadn’t said anything to me because they looked like they really hurt. My heart broke for him because I’ve been there and I’m still there. So… just like my mother used to do with me, I took out our Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, but for me… I’m obsessed with the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion Healing Hand Cream.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion Healing Hand Cream is a product I keep readily available around our home throughout the winter months because that’s when we need it the most. It quite literally rescues our skin. Within 3 days the dry skin on our hands is healed, it truly is like magic. What I love, too… I don’t just have to put on before bedtime, I can put it on before he goes to school, when he gets home from school or before bed. It goes on clean and has a non-greasy feel, which is perfect for me and my son.
My son keeps asking me what the “magic” is in the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion Healing Hand LotionCream… I personally love that it includes Stratys-3. Stratys-3 is a multi-layer moisturizing complex that deeply hydrates skin, which is exactly what out our hands need. This hydrating formula infuses moisture at the top, core and deep down layers of the surface of the dry skin, allowing our hands to heal. It’s a powerful moisturizing lotion that I use on my hands daily, and it keeps them smooth, soft and healed… there’s nothing worse than trying to hold your child’s hand when your skin is cracked and dry and red and raw, it’s painful.
With 4 sons, I’m constantly using my hands… making sandwiches, giving tubs, folding laundry, helping with homework, baking and cooking, grocery shopping, packing swim bags, timing at swim meets, tying shoes and the list goes on and on and on. I love that I have something that allows me to keep my hands moving and healed throughout the winter months and I don’t even have to think twice about it because I know the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion Healing Hand Cream works. It’s just that simple.
The Vaseline Intensive Rescue also comes in 2 other variants:
– Vaseline® Intensive Rescue® Repairing Moisture Lotion – Which deeply heals your skin and is fragrance free.
– Vaseline® Intensive Rescue® Soothing Moisture Lotion – Which features a light chamomile fragrance and calms and relieves itchy and dry skin.
Vaseline has helped my hands for over 30 years, and I love that the trust the brand so much to have this “tradition” continue in my own family.
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