Skin that Isn’t Dry and Itchy in an Instant #Vaseline

March 11, 2015Allison Murray
I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

Vaseline sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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…

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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 am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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.

I am so over dry skin. Bring on the Vaseline Intensive Care!

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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Comments (2)

  • Mike

    March 11, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    First off, if I may say, you have beautiful hands Allison. :)I’m in the latter category of those you mentioned at the beginning of your post; having ichy, burning hands…
    And second, I’m going to have to try this… Vaseline Healing Serum, that you’re talking about here. This winter has been murder on my hands. My skin cracks from all the dryness, both on my finger joints and in between my fingers. And they hurt, REAL bad…
    And I might as well forget using Purell or any other kind of hand sanitizer. Talk about pain!! And while I prefer just plain ‘ol soap and water to keep my hands clean (and I wash my hands a lot), in my line of work, it’s kind of essential that I use hand sanitizer as soap and water aren’t always available. I have OCD too by the way, about a lot of things. Hand washing is just the tip of the iceberg.
    But my hands get like yours when they get really dry. And you can see the dreaded “white ashy lines” even more on me because my skin is darker. :)And while I do use lotion often, it’s usually the off brand kind (me trying to save a few bucks at Walgreens). It’s just not enough. But I will give what you recommended a try and see what happens. I assume that what you recommended can be found in any drug store or any where that sells hand products?
    I’m willing to try it as this ichy, burning feelings that I get on my hands sometimes drives me nuts. And I’m running out of bandaids for all the cuts on my hands!
    Thanks Allison! And by the way, you did just fine in explaining how the lotion works. :) Your posts are so funny sometimes; they make me smile. :)
    Stay awesome!

  • Amy Anderson

    March 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I too have dry skin! I also like to wash my hands a lot. Honestly it’s my dogs and taking them outside and to the dog park that make me do it so much. I need to have some of this by the sink so I can use it after I wash my hands!

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