There is hardly a single person who has not heard about it or used it. Vaseline has been a staple product in nearly every home. Vaseline is the trade mark for semi-solid purified mixture of hydrocarbons that is derived from petroleum. Vaseline is a semisolid jelly like substance made mixing mineral oils and waxes.
This really versatile and affordable product which has been around for more than a century, can do wonder for your skin, hair and lips. Not just for soothing dry skin, this amazing product can be used for many other purposes like silencing a noisy hinge or shining shoes other than taking care of your skin.
1. Boon For Dry Skin
Even after cleansing and moisturizing regularly, pollution, dirt, humidity can wreak havoc on the sensitive skin of our face. Skin becomes prone to cracks and infection. Even showering can lead to dryness and flakiness. Vaseline is an oil-based emollient which works as a lost-lasting lubricant to smoothen and protect rough, dry skin. It helps to fill in the gaps in between the skin cells and hydrates them and helps to seal your skin with a protective barrier. This aids in healing and retaining moisture. Vaseline is a pure petroleum based product with hypoallergenic, non-sensitizing, non-comedogenic properties and contains no added color or fragrances. It can be used for babies as well as adult and for moisturizing whole body and keep it soft and supple. Apply on your wet body after shower. Daily use of Vaseline heals the skin and prevents further damage.
2. Heals Cracked Feet
Dry cracked feet is a common problem especially in winter. Lack of moisture causes the skin in this area to dry out. They get hardened and build up dry callouses that eventually cracks due to intense friction. Dry cracked heel feels awkward when you wear summer sandals. When cracked skin gets rubbed against your footwear often walking becomes uncomfortable. Everyday overnight foot care with Vaseline is a great remedy for repairing cracked heels and maintaining soft, smooth feet. All you have to do is, soak your feet in warm water adding some salt for 10-15 minutes. Towel dry thoroughly and apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the top as well bottom of each foot and wear a clean pair of socks to lock in moisture on your feet. Do this before going to bed. Regular application will restore moisture and accelerate healing.
3. Get Soft Smooth Hands
Our skin has epidermal lipids (natural oils) and water for keeping skin moist and soft. But use of chemical laden soaps for washing your hands, laundry detergents cleaning, gardening and other household choirs, normal aging skin disease like eczema etc. can strip these natural oils and make skin dry and irritated. Vaseline is water based lotions that can help seal moisture and help your hands keep soft and smooth. Before going to bed wash your hand with lukewarm water and apply Vaseline on your hands and cuticles. Wear cotton gloves.
4. Eliminates Wrinkles
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and drier. Though markets are flooded with anti-aging creams and lotions but not only are they highly expensive, they are loaded with chemicals that can make your dry irritated skin worse. Regular use of Vaseline jelly can not only sooth your mature dry and flaky skin, but also help to minimize the appearance of age spots fine lines and wrinkle by accelerating skin’s natural regeneration process.
5. Helps Get Rid Of Chapped Lips
Vaseline is an excellent remedy for moisturizing chapped lips. Apply as many times as you can. Vaseline is also very effective in making the lip soft plump, glossy and pinkish. First of all remove any lip gloss or lipstick, if you are wearing. Clean your lips rubbing a damp washcloth over the lips back and forth several times. This action will help to remove dead skin cells and pigmentation and help your lip look pinkish. Apply Vaseline to your lips and gently brush your lips with a wet tooth brush to keep your pucker plump.
6. Remove Eye Makeup
Though Vaseline is a moisture retaining product, it does not clog the pores or causes pimples flare ups. Vaseline is excellent for removing eye-makeup easily and gently without causing any harm to your skin. To remove eye makeup clearly, dab your finger with a small amount of Vaseline and rub gently on the eye are until the makeup come off. Clean the area with a cotton ball or soft tissue and wash off your face. Vaseline can come to your rescue for correcting a makeup mishap. Simply dab a little Vaseline on a cotton ball and wipe off.
7. Brings Relief From Diaper Rash
Vaseline can bring relief from diaper rash in babies. Clean and towel dry the area apply a layer of Vaseline on baby’s bottom. It will help to form a protective barrier on the skin from constant exposure to moisture and bacteria.
8. Heals Wounds
Vaseline can help heal minor burns, cuts and wounds by keeping them moist. Studies have shown that when wounds are kept moist, they heal faster.
9. Longer And Thicker Eyelashes
Vaseline is an excellent remedy for making the eyelashes thicker and longer. Apply a small amount of Vaseline on the lashes every night, before going to bed.
10. Tame Your Eyebrows
To allow your eyebrows stay in shape, apply some Vaseline on then with your fingertips.
11. Beautiful Fingernails
To make your finger nails look healthy, shiny and resilient rub a bit of Vaseline on your painted nails.
12. Make Scent Last
Vaseline can help your favorite scent last for a longer period, which usually fades away quickly. Rub a small out Vaseline on your wrist or neck before spritzing the perfume.