On the market for over 150 years, Vaseline’s truly a miracle substance. "Petroleum jelly has some seriously life-changing beauty uses," Seventeen reports. You can use it for everything and anything beauty-related!
Vaseline is an oil-based emollient, which means it’s extra strong in protecting and smoothing rough, dry skin. Emollients help to replace lipids by filling gaps between skin cells. The result is well-hydrated skin.
Vaseline gives you an instant beauty boost
It heals skin that has been driven to extremes
Vaseline works wonders on dry, cracked feet. All you need is a jar of it and a pair of old socks. You’ll want to smooth a layer of ointment all over your feet, and then put some socks on before going to bed. "The oils present in petroleum jelly help to seal in the moisture," the blog StyleCraze reports, "and it stays on the surface of the feet for longer hours than other water–based lotions, thus promoting quicker healing." When you wake up in the morning, you should notice that your feet are softer and the cracks are gone.
Vaseline also softens hands. Its oils seal in moisture, and this protects and restores your skin. Apply Vaseline liberally on your hands before bed time and cover them with cotton gloves. In the morning, you’ll notice that your hands are kissably soft.
Finally, Vaseline soothes and repairs sunburned skin by locking in moisture and preventing peeling.
It helps your face make an about-face
Vaseline makes an excellent facial moisturizer. This is because it’s an emollient. It can help to soothe dry, flaky skin and can even reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Apply Vaseline to your face at night and in the morning it’ll be silky smooth. Best of all, Vaseline is noncomedogenic. This means it won’t clog pores.
Vaseline is a go-to cosmetic accessory. You can use it to highlight your cheekbones by dabbing a little bit of it on your cheekbones for a dewy finish. You can also define your eyelashes by applying Vaseline to the area. This will lengthen and volumize them.
And Vaseline moisturizes your lips. Just apply it as you would lip balm for extra moisturizing. In winter, apply Vaseline before bed and you’ll wake up to totally kissable, soft lips!
It brings flair back to your eyebrows and hair
For flawless eyebrows dot some Vaseline on a clean mascara wand and sweep across brows in one direction, from inside to out.
And you can use Vaseline to mend split ends and flyaway. All you have to do is coat the ends of your hair to hide dryness, frizz, even cowlicks. "One thing to keep in mind," InStyle advises: "A little Vaseline goes a long way. If you smear too much petroleum jelly on your roots you may have flat hair, but it will also look greasy." Vaseline also washes out easily with clarifying shampoo.
The slickest trick in your beauty regimen
Wonderfully versatile, Vaseline should have a place of pride on every busy girl’s makeup table. Indeed, as Cosmopolitan notes, it is "one of those standard beauty-basics you can find by rummaging around pretty much any girl's room." It's simple but effective ingredients help you meet a whole host of appearance issues with speed and ease. With Vaseline as your beauty BFF, your best look is sure to never slip.