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Best care for wounds with Nexcare Sensitive Skin

Tiger girl on a swing at the park
Tiger girl on a swing at the park

Being the only girl with two elder brothers, Tiger girl has grown up loving spending time outdoors at playgrounds.  She loves being in the park  climbing structures and constantly challenges herself to be able to keep up with her elder brothers.

Tiger girl taking a piggyback ride from Monkey Boy
Tiger girl taking a piggyback ride from Monkey Boy

This girl is quite the daredevil and is not afraid of heights. She gets an adrenaline rush for attempting what may seem to be the near impossible for her age. As a result, she often ends up with grazed hands and knees when she misses her footing and slips and falls. Ouch!!

Even though Tiger girl has quite a high tolerance for pain however sometimes the oozing blood from the wounds get to her and she she ends up bawling due to the pain that she is experiencing.

Tiger girl getting a drink as she walks on the curb
Tiger girl getting a drink as she walks on the curb

 

My Experience 

As an experience mom of 3, I always carry plasters  with me so that I handle boo-boos immediately when they happen.

The boys used to get scraps and cuts  very often when they were younger  if they fell at the playground or accidentally hit against a playscape. The plasters  kept within my wallet get used up very quickly.

I have tried different  brands of bandages  with the boys.  The plasters that we used either stuck  too tightly to the skin and  made the boys squeal when it was taken off or   doesn’t even adhere to the skin.

The experience that I had with 3M Nexcare Sensitive  Skin Bandages, Adhesive Pads and Tape had been really eye opening.

3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Plasters, Pads and tape

 

The latest  bandages  from Nexcare Sensitive Skin Range by 3M are specially crafted and  does not cause any comfort or redness from the peel caused by sensitive reaction to the bandage during removal.

3M ™ Sensitive skin silicone adhesive allows the force of removal to be experienced in the adhesive. This new range of product  literally “falls off” without tugging at the sensitive skin of young old or fragile.

I have been impressed with the  how durable the  Nexcare Sensitive Skin  bandages are and how easy and painless it is to remove them.

I do not need to endure any more hassles of my  kids screaming in pain when bandages are removed as their skin is not tugged on during the removal process.

You can  watch the Sensitive Skin Demo below to see how gentle the 3M Nexcare bandages are as compare to other leading brands in the market.

 

 

Tiger girl’s experience with Nexcare 

Nexcare Sensitive Skin Bandages
Nexcare Sensitive Skin Bandages

My girl gets scrapes quite often. I  normally put a plaster to cover the wound and prevent it from being infected when it occurs.

With the assortment of sizes of plasters one can easily find an appropriate size to cover the wound.  Being clinically designed for sensitive and fragile skin it didn’t make her skin turn red when it was removed.

Tiger girl with a bandage on her hand
Tiger girl with a bandage on her hand

What we liked about the 3M Nexcare plasters

  • Made from Hypoallegenic material
  • Latex Free
  • Ease to peel out from the packaging. Even Tiger girl could  put on the plaster herself without hassle
  • Water and moisture resistant.
  • Available in three different sizes
Nexcare Adhesive Pads and tape
Nexcare Adhesive Pads and tape

Recently Tiger girl got some scrapes on her hands when she fell while running around in the park. As you see (from the picture below ) quite a large area of her arm was injured.  A single plaster would not be large enough to cover the whole surface area and several plasters would have to be used to prevent an infection from occurring. I decided to use their adhesive pads instead of sticking multiple plasters on her hand.

Wounds on Tiger girl's hand
Wounds on Tiger girl’s hand

 

Placing the 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Adhesive Pad on Tiger girl
Placing the 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin Adhesive Pad on Tiger girl

 

To ensure that the adhesive pad remained snugly on Tiger girl’s arm I used the tape to reinforce it. This tape is extremely easy to use and you do not even need to use a scissors to tear it off from the roll.

What we liked about the 3M Adhesive Pads and Tape

  • 3M™ Sensitive skin silicone adhesive allows the force of removal to be experienced in the adhesive making the removal pain free.
  • the tape is easy to be torn and doesn’t cause chafing of the skin.
  • Easy to re-position without losing its adhesive properties.

This new range of 3M Nexcare Sensitive Range is not only for kids. It was  formulated for individuals with sensitive skin.   It is ideal  for the  very old, very young, those with fragile skin due to  chronic illness, skin with lots of hair, skin prone to adverse reactions from adhesives or skin disorders such as eczema.

It certainly receives a thumbs up from me and Tiger girl.

Visit the  3M Nexcare™  Facebook Page to know their latest offers and promotions.

Special Promotion

From now till the 31st of March you can purchase  can purchase Nexcare sensitive skin range of   with the promo code “NEXCARE5” to get additional 5% discount on top of what is offered on at LAZADA

 

You may also get 3M Nexcare Sensitive Skin range of products in major Guardian, Watsons and Unity stores.

 

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored collaboration between Nexcare from 3M and Dominique’s Desk . All opinions are my own.

 

Writer’s Workshop: Choosing to be Happy

Are you Choosing to be Happy?
Are you Choosing to be Happy?

Happiness is certainly a choice. It is a decision which one has to make on a daily basis.  It is something which has to be actively sort after and not as elusive as it seems.

Even though there are 101 things which are able to rob you of your happiness. It is up to you to decide where you should or should not LET it be robbed.  Your mindset is what drives the weather of the day. The colors which you see and whether you choose to address the issues that you face with a positive or negative attitude.

Here are ten things  that  make me happy. 

 

A recent selfie which I took
A recent selfie which I took

1. Dressing up and looking good so that I’m all ready to face the day.
When you look good you will feel good. Appearances do matter and  it does help to start off the day on a positive note.

Tiger girl posing with her waffle ice-cream
Tiger girl posing with her waffle ice-cream

2. Spending one on one time with the kids.

Here is a picture that I took of Tiger girl when I took her out for some girl time shopping and  a waffle ice-cream treat.

Monkey boy at the airport before leaving for Vietnam
Monkey boy at the airport before leaving for Vietnam

3. Being able to let the kids have their own unique experiences.

Monkey boy traveled to Vietnam with the school last month as they had a  4 Days 4 Nights  learning journey to Ho Chi Min. He got to visit a village school,  harvest tapioca, catch fish and learn more about the Vietnamese culture.

Almond Flour Pancake with Milo Ice-cream and strawberries

Almond Flour Pancake with Milo Ice-cream and strawberries

3. Making breakfast for the kids and  seeing them happily eating what I cooked.

The kids have been asking for pancakes these holidays so I’ve been testing several different pancake recipes to make them a healthier breakfast which is not only nutritious but filling.

A yellow rose
A yellow rose

4. Looking at beautiful flowers. 

I love looking at Roses. There is something magical in their visual appeal which lifts up ones spirit.  The perfectly formed petals and their sweet scent sure brightens up my day.

 

A small collection of the Father's Day gifts
A small collection of the Father’s Day gifts

 

5. Preparing presents for love ones. 

Father’s Day is around the corner and the kids and I are putting aside a top to toe  pampering package for R. Tiger girl and I made the  Hama bead crafts pictured above and  we set down and discusses with her brothers what items would be most useful for their dad.

Doggie boy and me
Doggie boy and me

6. Chilling out with the kids.

Spending time with them playing board games, going on a bicycle ride or enjoying some time at the pool is really fun and relaxing for me. It is certainly a great way to bond with them.

Speaking at a Social Media sharing session at Mary Kay
Speaking at a Social Media sharing session at Mary Kay

 

7. Sharing my Expertise with others.

It brings me great happiness to share what I know with others.  Enriching the life of other women is certainly very fulfilling and I’m really happy to be given the opportunity to teach others how and see how they grow.

Shi Fen Waterfall in Taiwan
Shi Fen Waterfall in Taiwan

8. Travelling and visiting various places of interest.

I really love travelling and seeing the wonders of nature. I’m really happy that I get to travel several times a year with family and go on couple trips with R.

A wefie of R and me
A wefie of R and me

9. Spending time with my #1 Love

It is certainly a joy to be able to spend time with R as a couple. Although he is now posted overseas for work  we still try to carve out time to spend time with each other.  The short trips that we have together certainly is bliss to me.

Shopping for shoes with Tiger girl
Shopping for shoes with Tiger girl

10. Shopping

I’m sure that you will agree that all ladies love to shop. I’m no exception also however nowadays I try not to splurge too much and do calculate carefully if I do have the budget for certain buys that I desire.

 

What makes you happy?

 

Mama’s Losin’ It  Jenny Matlock