Way back in June 2009 I reviewed the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Body Butter i my ‘Battle of the body butters’ post. On my oh-so-scientific scoring system I gave it a 26/30 – not half bad. In fact, I’m told that Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream is clinically proven to provide twice as much moisture as E45 cream…and the whole Vaseline Intensive Rescue range is designed to provide instant relief and long-lasting care for very dry skin. Just what I need at the moment (as I type this I am very aware of how dry my hands are feeling).
So when the opportunity came up to offer a complete set of the Vaseline Intensive Rescue products (worth £25) to a reader PLUS a £50 voucher to use at a dry ski slope I thought that’s a pretty decent idea….
I don’t know about you, but my skin tends to go a little haywire as the temperature drops. My hands feel constantly dry, my scalp gets incredibly grumpy (more on this in a future post) and my skin goes all scaly and gross (not attractive). Around this time I always switch from a standard body lotion to something a bit more hardcore such as a body butter – partly for the moisturising properties, partly because they feel a bit more ‘pampering’ than just a normal lotion.
But as an added bonus I’m including a few winter skin tips from a real life skin expert. Below are some pointers from Vaseline Skincare Expert Atoshi Ghosal, with some advice on how to keep your skin from turning into a covering of scales.
- Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated. It is also good to eat a high-quality diet rich in fruits, vegetables, oily fish, nuts, seeds and limit sun exposure.
- Washing can make your skin more dry. Wash your face no more than twice a day with a gentle cleanser and take short baths or showers.
- Pat your skin dry after washing. Avoid rubbing yourself dry with a towel, which can whisk away the skin’s natural moisture barrier needed to keep your skin healthy during the cold winter months.
- Apply a good moisturiser while your skin is still damp. Choose one that contains ingredients that attract moisture to skin (humectants) and lock it in (occlusives).
- Aim for a comfortable level of humidity in your home or office. Too much heat or air-conditioning can rob your skin of moisture.
- Keep a hand cream like Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream, rrp, £2.99 in your handbag to use regularly.
I have to add that I think the best tip is the one about the hand cream. I know it seems obvious, but as someone who has old-lady looking hands thanks to pretty consistent dry skin, this is an absolute must have for me. Normally the hand creams and body versions are the same thing but in different packaging – so if you find a body moisturiser that works then the hand one will do too.
So, if you fancy not having a covering of scales this winter then you should probably enter the competition to win the complete Vaseline Intensive Rescue set plus a £50 voucher to be used at a dry ski slope (details of valid locations below).
Post a comment below with the answer to the following question…(just for fun)
What is your winter skin essential and why?
The Prize Details:
One winner will receive the full Vaseline Intensive Rescue set worth around £25 plus a voucher for £50 for use at dry skiing facilities in either Milton Keynes, Castleford (nr Leeds) or Braehead (nr Glasgow). The voucher can be used for slope activities, the bar and the on site shop.
One entry per person.
Must be a follower of the blog or leave a valid email address for me to contact, should you win.
Closing date: MIDNIGHT (GMT) 07/11/10
Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by me – if there is no response in 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.
If you are under 18 then check with a guardian that it’s OK for you to enter.
You must answer the question above or else your entry will not be valid.
UK only – sorry!
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