Until this year, I hadn’t given Vaseline much thought. It was a given; simply part of our bathroom landscape. There was always a tub of it stored under the sink when I was growing up and when we had kids there was always a tub of it under our bathroom sink as well. And I hate to say this, but our container of Vaseline is so old that I can’t even remember buying it. (Does Vaseline even have an expiration date? The interwebs seem to indicate that it doesn’t, but given how many family members have accessed that single container over the years I’m convinced it must be a germ farm by now. Ugh.)
The Canadian dry months of winter can be a challenge for sensitive skin. Dry air, cold, sun and wind exposure can deplete our skin of moisture and damage it. These inconveniences do not only affect adepts of skiing, trekking or hockey but also fans of indoor cocooning since forced-air and centralized heating systems dry the skin just as easily if not more. Without further ado, here are the four reasons to show your skin some love with Shea Butter!