Dry Skin Relief for Travelers – Carmex Review and Giveaway

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine.

carmex logoIn the southern US, everyone knows someone who is either a hunter or has a camp of some sort. My grandparents had a fishing camp in Pierre Part, Louisiana and some acreage in Pine Grove, Louisiana. We called the Pine Grove property The Country. The Country was a place where I’d go in high school when I just wanted some quiet and nature. I’d trek out to one of my grandfather’s deer stands in the woods and I’d climb up there to read a good book and watch for animals. It was always windy up there and my lips would get chapped. Once, when wearing my grandfather’s hunting jacket, I found a small tin of Carmex lip balm. I rubbed it on my lips and could feel the healing begin, along with the strong scent of camphor and menthol. Since then, I’ve always kept a tin or tube of Carmex in my purse or pocket and my children also do the same. Today, when I smell Carmex, I think of my departed outdoor loving grandfather who taught me how to tie a hook on my fishing line.

carmex healing lotionCarmex is one of those tried and true brands that simple folk like my family have used for generations. I was excited when approached to review new line of skin care – Carmex Healing Lotion and Carmex Healing Cream. I was asked to give an honest review of the products and provide feedback to the company. With the breezy fall weather here and winter just around the corner, these products couldn’t have arrived in my mailbox at a more opportune time. Also, as a frequent traveler, my skin dries out from the air on the planes.

The Carmex Skin Care products come in traditional Carmex colors of yellow tubes and red closures. The tubes are not the glossy yellow like the lip balm tubes, but have a softer look with matte packaging. The smell of camphor and menthol isn’t as strong as the lip balm, but there is a hint of those scents, along with a comforting vanilla scent. I thought the lotion and cream might be greasy, but my hands soaked it right in. I was amazed that when I woke up the next morning, my hands were still soft and moisturized. This is an affordable product at $5.99 for either the Carmex Healing Lotion (with Aloe and Vitamin E) or Carmex Healing Cream (9 healing ingredients). Both are available at Walgreens stores, Walgreens.com, and DrugStore.com.

carmex healing creamSkin Care Tip: Once or twice a week, exfoliate with your favorite body scrub before bedtime and apply lotion all over. This gets rid of dead skin and helps your body absorb the moisture of the lotion while you sleep.

Want to try Carmex Healing Lotion and Healing Cream for yourself? One randomly chosen winner will win one (1) full size tube of each product. Just leave a comment with a skin care tip. Comments close on November 16, 2010 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US residents 18 years of age or older. One entry per email address per day. Winner will be announced on this post following the close of comments. Current and former contributors of TravelingMamas.com not eligible to enter.

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  1. My skin care tip is not to use scalding hot water when showering – hot water dries out your skin!

  2. My skin care tip is to never wash ones face with soap. Use a mild cleansing cream and rinse off with hot and cold water alternately!

  3. Washing your face before you apply makeup and then at night to remove it, helps keep your skin free from acne!

  4. my daughter loves this stuff and i would say wash with a wash cloth using simply water and dab with cool water toclose your pores afterwards

  5. My best skincare tip is to use lotion right after getting out of the water without rubbing too much with a towel

  6. Skin care tip- Do not use bar soap. Use loofa or wash cloth with moisturizing shower gel. After showering, before you towel dry, use body oil. ( I like the one by Keri, sold in grocery stores). Then pat dry.
    Really helps with dry skin!

  7. Night time is the best time for moisturizing as its the time your skin replenishes and heals itself.

  8. Thank you for the giveaway. I have been told to put vaseline on your feet and cover them with socks to help smooth them out.

  9. In order to keep my lips moisturized I use Carmex every night before I go to bed. I love this product.

  10. My tip is to carry a small tube of lotion and Carmex in your purse for “out of the house” emergencies. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  11. My dermatologist recommends taking a lukewarm shower, and applying lotion to your skin while it’s still wet, to work the water into your skin along with the lotion.
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  12. Since I wash my hands a lot, I carry lotion with me all the time. I also apply moisturizing skin cream each night.

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  13. I try to be happy, healthy and get lots of sleep, and because of that my skin tends to be really great.

  14. my skin tip is to moisturize after shower while still damp, the mossturizer will penetrate your skin better.

  15. I avoid using flavored lip balms. They actually make me lip my lips more often which dries them out.

  16. Protect yourself from the sun with clothing, sunscreen, whatever.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. My tip is to always carry a small tube of moisturizer with you for after you wash your hands at public places.
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  18. Don’t go to bed with makeup on. Makeup left on overnight seeps into your pores, clogs them, and congests your skin

  19. I apply honey to my face once a week and wash off with warm milk, helps exfoliate and brighten my face.

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