IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m no stranger to winter. I grew up in Missouri, went to school in Iowa, and now bravely battle Snowpocalypses and Polar Vortexes in New York. Over the years, I had found plenty of ways to bundle up (pro tip: blanket scarves are your friends), but I struggled with how to keep my skin, namely my chapped lips, under control.
I tried it all: Salves, balms, scrubs. My bathroom was littered with products I tested for a month and gave up on after they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t cure my cracks. As the situation got worse, I started to imagine everyone was staring at my mouth in horror. So, I did the only thing I could think of to keep the nightmares at bay: I called Mom.
My mother is notorious-and yes, based on how much she loves to be right, I do mean notorious-for always knowing what to do. In this case, she suggested A+D Ointment, the weird tube of diaper rash cream she always keeps in her bedside drawer. I wrinkled my nose. That is not what I had in mind.
Her maternal instincts quickly picked up on my skepticism, so she sealed the conversation with this
order suggestion: Ã¢â‚¬Å“You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to try it, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just saying you should.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ding, ding, ding! Round one to Mom.
Of course, you know by now that she was right. I bought some off of Amazon and watched as it worked wonders. Now, I always apply it at night, and wake up with my lips feeling like butta. But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve endured my fair share of skeptics myself.
When I brought my trusty tube on a trip to Chicago over New Year’s, my friends teased me endlessly about my diaper ointment, so I insisted they try it. WouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you know, by the time the weekend was over, everyone was asking to borrow some. I also convinced my roommate of its powers following his reaction to seeing A+D in my room. Now he carries a travel size in his pocket. Vengeance!
If you need more convincing, know that it helps for so many other everyday annoyances, too. Got a dry flake on your face? A little dab is all you need. Dealing with a scratch or scrape? This will help. Or, obviously, use it for its intended purpose to help clear up your little oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diaper rash. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty much a one-stop shop for any minor skin problems.
One quick note I will mention: The formula is very thick, so if your skin is particularly sensitive, or you prefer a lighter option for your lips, you may want to test out a small sample first. But if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re willing to give it a chance, I hope you find itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just as life-changing for you as it was for me. Thanks, Mom! Ã¢ÂÂ¤Ã¯Â¸Â
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