Skating through the cold with Vaseline

The winter can be brutal to my skin. The combination of the exposure to the cold outdoors and the dry heat indoors leaves it parched and susceptible to cracking and paper cuts. A few weeks ago my hands were so dry I was getting paper cuts left and right - three in one day!

When Vaseline invited me to try out their Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion, I was anxious to see if it really could heal my poor, dry skin.

Part of keeping your skin moisturized during the winter is to remember to apply lotion before heading out into the cold, and to really put the lotion to the test, Vaseline challenged me to spend the afternoon outdoors ice skating.

The thick, fragrance free lotion contains healing micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly to deeply moisturize and heal. I could feel it working as soon as I applied it, which I made the mistake of doing before I laced up my skates.

After I eventually got suited up for skating, I headed on to the ice... and then immediately had to get off because it was time for the zamboni. After 15 minutes of literally freezing my butt off sitting on a metal bench I was ready to skate. I hadn't been skating in years and any sort of grace you might perceive in these action shots is purely coincidental.

After a few laps of clutching my sister for dear life, I eventually found my skating rhythm. My hands having been moisturized and then insulated by the mittens (with the flaps up) stayed cozy and warm, even with my arms out flailing the majority of the time. But I didn't fall even once, so I'm quite proud of myself.

I've been using the Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion every day for the past 10 days and my dry skin has healed (after five days) and my hands feel significantly more moisturized. I am filing at work without fear of paper cuts and will definitely continue to use this product. It's available at CVS for $4.99, so there is no reason your skin should suffer this winter either!

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Thank you to Vaseline and One2One Network for sponsoring this post. As always, the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

38 comments

  1. These are so cute! I would fall the minute I got on the rink if I tried to ice skate! Love the red coat!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  2. How fun!!! I really want to go ice skating! I cant believe I havent yet this year!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  3. Yayy! I love that you wore red and blue to match their colors, ha ha. I love Vaseline, definitely one of the best things out there for dry skin! :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. It looks like you had an awesome time. I've never been ice skating but taking my daughter to an ice skating party this weekend. I'll be the Mama holding on for dear life! Ha

    Vaseline is a must in our household, love it!

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  5. These pictures are so cute! It looks like you were having a lot of fun! Vaseline lotion is definitely one of my favorites...a great product!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  6. I may have to pick this up, my hands have been so dry! When I was younger, I took ice skating lessons, but I'm sure at this point all is forgotten lol. You look so cute!

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  7. I always have to double up on hydration and moisturizer in the cold months b/c I have pretty dry skin.

    Your pea coat is the coolest!
    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  8. Hi dear,
    Your blog is so cute. Now, I'm your new follower. I hope you can follow me back.
    Btw, great post. I love your coat.
    Have a beautiful Monday

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  9. It looks like you were having a lot of fun. I used to skate all of the time when I was younger, but I'd be a bit afraid to get back on the ice after all of these years. You look so cute too!

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  10. great look:) love the blue touch!

    new outfit on
    Patchwork à Porter

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  11. When I lived in Winnipeg, I swore by Vaseline's Intensive Care Lotion - it's the best thing for dry hands in winter. Although speaking of hands, I have to say that I think the true star of this post is your manicure. I've never seen anything like the shade of polish you're wearing and I absolutely love it. I need more nail polish like I need another hole in my head but still, I'm seriously tempted to rush out and buy one more myself :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  12. I love ice skating--although I like doing it in an indoor rink where its a little warmer :) Good moisturizer in the winter is so important!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  13. This looks like so much fun! I love this post, so creative! Great red coat too btw!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  14. Your coat & earmuffs are the cutest. I haven't been ice skating in forever. I bet I'd end up with a huge bruise! Have a great week!

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  15. Looks like so much fun!! I love those ear muffs, and Vaseline lotion is my favorite.

    xo,
    Angela

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  16. You look like you're having fun!! I haven't been skating in years, I need to do that! Glad the Vaseline lotion worked, I'll have to give it a try! I hate the dry skin of winter!

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  17. It's so important to care for skin and it puts big pressure at this time of the year. Vaseline is included in my beauty routine.
    What a fun day you had skating. I haven't been skating for years as well. I think last time it was, oh, 10 years ago. Would love to try it again.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  18. You look so cute! I feel like we don't get to see your smile as often. I love ice skating, but being out in the cold wind does do a number on your face.

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  19. Cute pictures!! I use Aquafor all winter long which is similar to Vaseline. Talk about skin savers!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  20. You look so beautiful! I love these ear muffs!

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  21. What a fun shoot! You look adorable! Loving that coat and your nail color is so pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  22. What a fun shoot! Winter is def brutal on the skin, need to get a good moisturizer!

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

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  23. I love that red jacket, and vaseline is pretty much essential to get through this brutal winter!

    - Liz
    www.lizlizo.com

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  24. loving your red coat! such an awesome photo shoot! so cute!

    kelseybang.com

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  25. I haven't been ice skating in forever either! I love your cute mittens and bright coat!

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  26. I have some serous dry skin during the winter! I need to try this out!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  27. You look adorable. I have never been ice skating before and I have a huge fear of falling so it will probably never be anything I try.

    I have super dry skin too. I will look this Vaseline intensive care lotion the next time I am at the drug store.

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  28. Vaseline is a great brand and you can't beat the price. Love your red coat, and these pictures are so fun!

    www.girlinahotcity.com

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  29. Love this !

    Xo Miss Erin
    See what I have to say at:
    www.misserinsays.com

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  30. Love this.Love your outfit and blog! Vaseline is my everyday friend, haha.
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  31. This is great! I love this post!!! Vaseline is great for the winter!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  32. You look so adorable!! I still use vaseline all the time from chapped lips to putting on my nails before I do a mani.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  33. Love the red peacoat Lydia! This is the cutest skating outfit! I have really dry skin year round, so I will definitely try this lotion! :)

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  34. Looks like you had a great time and I adore your coat:) Great colour! Kisses, sweetie.

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  35. Aww you look lovely! Vaseline is such a classic and it is good to know the lotion works so well.

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  36. Yes. I swear by using a lotion or body butter everyday and Vaseline is a classic brand. Love this post!

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  37. I have a feeling you were the best dressed skater out there… very chic.

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