If we must live in good health; we must understand how to take good care of our bodies. Although, there are lots of ways to take good care of our body; fortunately, Vaseline is one of the products that can be used in taking good care of our body; as it is cheap and safer to use.
Vaseline is made from a mixture of mineral oils and waxes, which create a protective barrier to help the skin heal and retain moisture. But it also does so much more… which is why; I will be discussing with you 20 awesome uses of vaseline for beauty and beyond.
1. MOISTURIZES OUR BODY
Apply Vaseline on your whole body or anywhere you see dry, flaky skin. For cracked heels, put on a pair of socks to lock in the moisture (and prevent future blisters later on).
2. COUNTERACT SPLIT ENDS
Too much exposure to the sun, heat or chlorine from the pool can cause your hair to dry out, fast. Add a pinch of Vaseline to the ends for extra moisture and shine.
3. REMOVE EYE MAKEUP
Don’t have makeup remover at your disposal? Just massage some Vaseline onto your lids and wipe that mascara away using a cotton pad.
4. AVOID SKIN STAINS
The worst part about an at-home hair or nail color is the mess it leaves behind on your skin. A light coating of petroleum jelly around your hairline or your cuticles will prevent any staining from dyes or polishes.
5. PROLONG YOUR PERFUME
Give your fragrance lasting power by dabbing some Vaseline on your pulse points before spritzing on your favorite perfume.
6. KEEP SHAMPOO AWAY FROM YOUR EYES
Apply Vaseline on your eyelashes 30 minutes before you go to bed. It will make your eyelashes longer and thicker. No more wishing you made your dry shampoo last one more day. Just apply some jelly above your eyebrows and watch the suds repel off to the sides of your face and away from your eyes.
7. REMOVE CHEWING GUM FROM HAIR
Remember doing this as a child? Coat the gum and surrounding hair with a generous dollop of Vaseline and gently tug to remove the wad sans snags.
8. KEEP LIPSTICK OFF YOUR TEETH
You can also use Vaseline if your lips are chapped. Rocking a bold lip is fun until you realize it’s been on your teeth all day. Prevent this altogether by spreading a thin layer of Vaseline over your champers before applying your lipstick. The jelly will create an invisible barrier that the color won’t stick to.
9. CREATE A FLAVORED LIP GLOSS
Remember those fun-flavored glosses of your youth? Stop using the old-fashioned lip gloss and replace it with all-natural Vaseline. Your lips will be shiny and they will look much fuller.
10. SOOTHE AN ITCHY SCALP
Reduce itching and dandruff by massaging a small amount of Vaseline into your scalp before washing your hair as usual. (Note: Using too much can make it difficult to remove, so make sure you use no more than a dime-size amount; for a deeper clean-out add a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo.)
11. HYDRATE YOUR UNDER-EYES
In a pinch, a dab of Vaseline will help lock in moisture while you sleep so that you wake up to fresh peepers, even when you run out of eye cream. All you have to do is take a clean lash wand and comb your eyebrows.
12. RELIEVE IRRITATION
Whether you’re dealing with sunburn or razor burn, petroleum jelly can help. Tip: Stick the jar in the freezer beforehand and apply the cold jelly to your legs, forehead or any irritated spots for instant soothing.
13. CURE MINOR INJURIES
The top use for Vaseline? To heal any minor cuts and burns. Remember it’s best to clean and disinfect the area before application to prevent infections.
14. RELIEVE DIAPER RASH
If your baby is dealing with diaper rash, clean the area, pat skin dry and put Vaseline over the sore spots to relieve some of the stings.
15. EASE BACK PAIN
No heating pad insight? Heat a scoop of Vaseline in the microwave until it’s warm (two minutes or so) before massaging some onto your back for a warming effect.
16. HELP HEAL NEW TATTOOS
Similar to minor cuts and burns, putting jelly on new tattoos can help speed up the healing process by keeping the area smooth and hydrated.
17. CALM ANY BUG BITES
Don’t let mosquito bites, wasp stings or poison ivy win. Put some Vaseline on the itchy spots for instant relief. (Tip: It will feel even better if you pop it into the freezer first.)
18. REMOVE CANDLE WAX
Candlesticks a mess? Clean up any dripped, dried wax with some Vaseline. Let it absorb for a few minutes before wiping it all down with a damp cloth.
19. CLEAN UP SMUDGES
Your mirrors, sunglasses and even belt buckles can get a sparkly clean look with some Vaseline and a little elbow grease to buff the smudges away.
20. HELPS TO CLEAN ELBOWS
Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to have smooth and soft elbows, apply some Vaseline on your elbows.