So let’s start off with the basics, what is Vaseline?
Vaseline is a multitasking miracle cream and is made of 100% pure petroleum jelly (a blend of mineral oils and waxes).
This miracle cream was discovered by Robert Chesebrough in 1859 and has had a long and dynamic history of keeping skin protected which you can actually read about here.
In addition to protecting skin, there are many other ways Vaseline can be used.
Check out the many uses of Vaseline:
Soothe cracked heels.
Have you ever noticed how sandals and flip flops can totally transform your feet from the softest and prettiest feet to the the most scratchy and flaky mess? Ekkk!
To prevent this from happening, lather and massage in Vaseline on your feet before bed. After you’re done, put on some socks to keep the jelly in place.
The next morning you’ll wake up to softer, smoother skin. 🙂
Remove lash glue.
Instead of torturing yourself by tugging on those false lashes apply Vaseline into your lash line with a cotton swab. Wait a few minutes and then carefully peel away.
Highlight your cheekbones.
Instead of dishing out money for highlighters and illuminators, opt for a supereasy and way more budget-friendly alternative, dab a bit of Vaseline on your cheekbones for dewy finish.
If you’re more of a minimalist, you’ll totally love doing this!
You can get shiny, thicker-looking lashes without mascara! Applying Vaseline to your lashes makes them not only look longer but also more voluminous. AND! It’s also rumored to help them grow faster. 🙂
Protect your sore nose.
Whether you’re suffering from allergies or a cold, a runny nose often gets red and chapped. To take case of a possible sore nose, dab a little Vaseline around your nostrils to add moisture back.
Tame those eyebrows.
Applying Vaseline over your brows will keep them in place all day. Distribute a little bit of Vaseline over your brows and fine tune it by smoothing it over your arches.
Moisturize your face.
Vaseline is actually noncomedogenic, making it totally OK to use as a face cream without worrying about clogged pores. But, if you’re acne-prone, please consult with your dermatologist before doing this.
To protect your skin while coloring your hair.
It’s hard to convince people that your hair is naturally red if you have patches of hair color on your forehead. Right? To avoid this, dab Vaseline along your hairline before your applying hair color and the dye will stain the jelly, not your skin. Boom!
Prevent self-tanning mishaps.
Use Vaseline on trouble spots such as ankles, elbows, knees, and wrists before self-tanner application—the Vaseline will act as a barrier cream on these drier areas and prevent uneven absorption for a more natural-looking glow.
Help heal a sunburn.
So sometimes you forget to reapply SPF at the beach and then you end up paying the price with painful, red skin. When and if that’s ever the case, liberally apply Vaseline to the affected area: It’ll help lock in moisture to your dried-out skin and prevent peeling.
Boost the effectiveness of your serum.
Because Vaseline prevents moisture evaporation, applying Vaseline over your eye serum or face cream can double the strength of the first layer’s ingredients.
Note: Don’t apply over retinol-based formulas or other similarly powerful products; it may irritate your skin. 🙁
Make a DIY lip or body scrub.
Mix ordinary sugar with an eighth of a teaspoon of Vaseline to create a quick lip scrub. It will help get rid of any flakes and create a super smooth canvas for lip color.
To exfoliate your entire body, use more Vaseline and instead of sugar, opt for kosher salt as the larger grains will be more effective on rough body skin.
Make your legs glow.
For a sun-kissed glow, mix Vaseline with a bronzer and smooth it over your legs.
Soothe dry cuticles.
Use a dat bit of Vaseline to your fingers to soften and soothe cracked cuticles.
Hide split ends.
Moisturize and mask damage by smoothing a small amount of Vaseline over split ends. Try to avoid using large amounts as this could result in an undesired greasy mess.