Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you read my tutorials and look at the pictures you’ve probably noticed a running theme… I have dry skin. I’ve gotten nasty emails to lotion up that business before I start snapping and I’ve gotten sweet messages from others who suffer dry skin and how they alleviate the discomfort of their dry and itchy hands.
Because it’s not like I’m all “hey, I don’t care that they itch and hurt it’s just that I’m too lazy to do anything about it”. It’s more like “I’m busy and that stuff only makes my hands greasy and doesn’t really do me a whole lot of good in the end and I can’t hold onto my crochet hook properly with everything all slippy.” And, yes, slippy is a word because auto-correct is silent with no angry, red wavy lines.
After spending so. much. money. trying to find something that works I’m pretty well over it. Except when I see some amazingly bold claims that I just have to check out because if it works I’ll be happy with lovely, soft hands and if it fails I can be all smug about it. Either way can be a win depending on my mood. And there was a bold claim on the three new tubes of Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum… the packaging read “provides dry skin with 10X the healing power”. TEN TIMES! That’s a lot of times over for things to be even better.
Let’s check out the damage before…
My hands look considerably lighter from a distance than they actually are. And that’s because of all the white lines I have from my dry skin.
It only compounds the problem that I have OCD (the real OCD not what people say to try and explain that they have a clean house or whatever) and one of my issues is that I will wash my hands over and over again until my fingers start to crack from the nail inward. This will happen on all of my fingers and the cuts are very, very deep and bleed often. In a word, it hurts.
And here is my dry as the desert hand right away. It’s got the dry skin issues that are easily visible and I also have scrapes and scratches from where I will itch my skin until I mark myself all sorts of up.
I don’t know if you can tell, but I can what a difference a little bit of lotion made on my index finger above the joint in m hand. It is noticeably much, much more moist and healthy looking. Oh, and it looks totally fab and like a normal person’s hand.
And since I was really happy with the results, I started to carry my tube of lotion around with me. It sat next to me as I crafted and hung out on my nightstand where I’d get into it before going to bed and as soon as I woke up.
And I love this stuff. The healing ingredients in this business obviously work and rather than that meaning I don’t have pasty hands anymore, it also means my hands don’t hurt. all. of. the. time. Which is lovely.
But this isn’t your every day lotion, and I keep calling it that though it isn’t. This is a healing SERUM that is made up of PPAR Activators, Elastomers and Vaseline® Jelly. It turns out this stuff works so well because little droplets of Vaseline jelly surround your skin keeping the good moisture from inside of the lotion where it belongs… in your skin. And these PPAR activators replenish lipids which naturally starts your skin healing. Plust those elastomers are there to make your skin nice and silky. It all adds up to much nicer skin that you can see instantly.
Now I know I’m not exactly Bill Nye the science guy, so if you want to learn more about this amazing stuff visit Vaseline on the internet. :)
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