To go along with last night’s post on Top 10 Tips for Running in the Rain, Aquaphor has offered a very generous prize package for one lucky reader! You can enter to win an assortment of Aquaphor Healing Ointment, a CamelBak Water Bottle, and a $50 Visa gift card. How great is that?
While I talked in yesterday’s post how great Aquaphor is for preventing blisters when running in the rain, the Aquaphor brand is currently emphasizing the many capabilities of their multi-use Aquaphor Healing Ointment for summer. You can generate a lot of sweat during a summertime workout, so Aquaphor is great for making sure you don’t get chafing from sweaty skin. Furthermore, they suggest that it’s also helpful for protecting cuts from thorns while hiking, covering scrapes from a tumble during kickball (or just scrapes from running like a complete klutz, which I know plenty about), or even healing minor burns from a barbecue. From my own personal non-running use, I can tell you it’s also great for flip flop chafing – I live in flip flops over the summer, and walking around NYC all day can definitely do a number on my feet! Dabbing Aquaphor under the straps (assuming they’re rubber and not cloth, which can get icky) minimizes the chafing and makes me comfortable traipsing around Manhattan all day. The Aquaphor Facebook page has plenty of other skin tips, if you’d like to check it out.
To enter to win, leave a comment telling me your best tip for keeping skin protected in the summer heat. You can also earn extra entries by following me on Twitter and Facebook, an extra entry for liking Aquaphor on Facebook, and finally by tweeting about the giveaway (up to once a day).
Contest will run through Tuesday July 9 at 11:59pm ET, at which time winners will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced on this page (if you leave your email/Twitter handle, I’m also happy to notify you that way), and they will have one week to email me in order to claim their prize. Contest entry is open to US Residents who are 18 years of age or older.
Disclaimer: Aquaphor provided me with the same prize package that is being awarded to the winner, but I received no other compensation for this post, nor was I pressured to write a positive review. (In fact, as mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have been using Aquaphor since 2009 and paying for it myself!) All opinions expressed in today’s/yesterday’s post are mine alone.