Introduction: Warm Cheeks = Warm Body = Happy Times Outdoors

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Petroleum jelly. Petroleum Jelly is my magic warmer in cold weather. Up here in Alaska we frequently encounter cold weather (imagine that!). Applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to one's face will help retain heat - I've never tried it on any other body parts, but I imagine it would have a similar effect. Any time the temperature drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit I apply a thin layer to my cheeks, nose, chin, neck and even eyelids (my forehead is covered by a hat). This has the effect of locking in heat, and keeping cold off the face. It doesn't sweat off very easily. (How much does one sweat in cold weather anyhow)? On a feminine note, with using this application, my face is preserved from the harsh effects of cold and wind - in other words, baby smooth skin! Short, sweet, to the point - try it for yourself and see!

If I win this contest, I'll have to split the winnings with my mom - because she's the one who taught me this.

Step 1:

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purchase jar of petroleum jelly. any brand or size will do.

Step 2:

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dip finger into petroleum jelly, acquiring a decent amount of jelly on finger.

Step 3:

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place finger with jelly on cheek, and begin to apply jelly to skin surface.

Step 4:

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continue to smear jelly onto skin surface, achieving desired "thin layer" of petroleum jelly protection.

Comments

bustedit (author)2010-07-15

i heard English Channel swimmers slathered themselves w this to keep warm, too.

zfolwick (author)2009-02-07

Turret gunners in Iraq thank you profusely for this tip!

mattface (author)2009-02-05

This works for me! It's great on the back of my hands when windsurfing in cold water too : )

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