Amelia Grant

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6 Secret Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline is a cosmetic product that has been used for a long time. However, after the appearance of a huge range of new cosmetics, the use of petroleum jelly was somewhat undeservedly forgotten. Let’s remember how useful it can be.

Weathered skin

In this case, petroleum jelly plays two functions at once: warning and protective. It will serve as a barrier between the skin and the insidious environment when applied 10 minutes before going outdoors. Be sure that when you return from the street, you will not notice any changes on your face. It will still be moisturized and fresh, as if you just didn’t get cold and wet flakes of snow or drops of spring rain on your cheeks.

If your skin still received the impact of walking in bad weather, and small cracks and peeling appeared on your lips, forehead and nose, feel free to apply petroleum jelly in a thick layer over the area of irritation. This will not only speed up healing, but also create a protective border that will prevent harmful bacteria from penetrating deep into the epidermis and causing infection or another inflammation.

Dry elbows, knees, cuticles

Everything that even the most stellar moisturizing balm cannot cope with, you can delegate to the good old petroleum jelly. Elbows, knees, feet, hands, lips are the most difficult areas of the body to care for in winter but they can be treated.

To speed up the skin's regeneration process, use one of the most common extra-hydration tricks. Apply petroleum jelly in a thick layer to the problem area and wrap it well overnight with a thick cloth, like socks, gloves, leggings or a tight-fitting sweater with long sleeves. Already in the morning you will notice a tremendous difference.

Eczema and psoriasis

In case of such diseases, the skin needs strong, but at the same time the most soft and gentle hydration. Most creams may not be suitable due to their complex formulae, which include numerous additives. Petroleum jelly is composed of a mixture of mineral oil and hard paraffins, making it one of the least allergenic skin moisturizers.

Sore eyes

As soon as you leave the threshold, your eyes begin to itch and redden, as if you are cutting an onion. Is that true for you? It's hard to believe, but you can also cope with a similar problem with petroleum jelly. Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the skin around the eyes - under the lower eyelid and on the upper - and let it absorb for a couple of minutes. Such a simple technique will allow you to protect delicate and thin skin from the wind and tears, which can become another cause of irritation.

Among other things, petroleum jelly can replace the base under the eyeshadow. Apply a very small amount of it on the eyelids before applying the eyeshadow. The color will be much more saturated and vibrant.

Prevention of corns and calluses.

To prevent irritation after mechanical friction on the skin, which can lead to blisters, apply petroleum jelly to problem areas such as feet or legs. And you can eliminate existing corns with the help of this ointment. 

Sometimes you will need to treat your legs for a couple of days as blisters and corns can be harsh and thick, so corn removal surgery will be faster. Let your podiatrist check your feet when even petroleum jelly doesn’t give the desired result. And revise your shoes! 

Eyebrow gel and eyelash care

Can't find the perfect and affordable eyebrow gel? Dab some petroleum jelly on your eyebrows. Also you may apply it on eyelashes to make them look longer and thicker without any additional color. 

Petroleum jelly is capable of giving your eyelashes a natural shine and visible volume. By the way, this method helps to stimulate the growth of eyelashes, making them thicker, stronger, longer. 


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