Do you remember when you were a kid and you could play outside in the snow all day long, come inside and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, and be none the worse for the wear? Those were the days!!
I grew up in Virginia, but my mom is from Maine, so every winter she would purchase a full-fledged snow suit, complete with heavy duty gloves. Even if it only snowed once all winter long, I had the proper gear.
Snow days aren’t so much fun anymore. Rarely does it mean a day off from my responsibilities and extra time to play, and these days along with the snow and cold comes the inevitable dry skin. I guess that’s just another one of the joys of growing older.
I have dry skin all year round, but in the wintertime, my hands bear the brunt of it. I guess it comes with being a mom and washing my hands over and over and doing dishes 110 times a day. I try to be diligent about wearing plastic gloves when I wash dishes, and I usually wear fashion gloves when I’m outside in cold weather, but every year, my hands end up dry and cracked.
This year I’m prepared because I’m teaming up with the folks at Vaseline to test their new Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion and share my experience with it.
With healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion deeply moisturizes to heal dry skin and is clinically proven to heal very dry skin in 5 days. Best of all, it retails for $4.99 at food, drug, and mass retail stores.
I love how it goes on silky smooth and soaks in easily and that it’s unscented so there are no dyes or scents to worry about. It rubs in effortlessly but keeps my hands feeling moisturized for hours. I’m determined not to succumb to the dreaded cracked hands this winter, so I’ve been keeping my Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair by my sinks and using it every time I wash my hands. It isn’t very cold here yet, but so far, so good!
My days of playing outside in the snow may be long gone, but Vaseline has teamed up with Freezy Freakies to give us a little #TBT (Throwback Thursday) moment.
Do you remember Freezy Freakies — those crazy color-changing winter gloves that reveal surprising designs in the cold? Well, they’re not just for kids anymore. Now they’re available in adult sizes so we can all enjoy a little retro fun this winter.
I can’t wait till it gets cold enough to try them out and see them change color. My kids are quite amused, as they are too young to remember the fad. Of course we had to take pictures for the blog, so yesterday I put them on with my coat to go put a few letters in the mailbox.
They’re not my typical fashion statement, but they do bring back memories!
For every one picture I post, there are always about 50 that don’t make the cut. Most just look stupid, but some make me laugh. Here’s one of my favorite outtakes from yesterday. This is my omigosh, I am NOT taking pictures in Freezy Freakies right now!! picture. Ha! My husband was cracking me up.
With Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion (and my Freezy Freakies?), I should be all set to combat the cold and dryness once the weather gets the memo that it’s wintertime! Maybe I’ll even throw a snowball or two.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.