Vaseline dates back to 1865 when Robert Chesebrough (a chemist) patented the formula of petroleum jelly. It was created to help heal dry skin. And wow does it get its job done. It is the holy grail in skincare. However, that’s not the only thing that it is good for. There are a ton of Vaseline uses that you may not know of. That’s why today we are going to show you 5 surprising uses of this amazing jelly.
There are a ton of Vaseline uses that you may not know of
A great thing about petroleum jelly is that it is non-comedogenic, which means that allergies are very rare, and it is safe to all skin types, even the most sensitive skin types. Buuuuut, it is quite thick, so it can clog pores and cause blackheads if used in high quantities. But other than skincare, what else can this incredible jelly do? Let’s see.
#Makes Fragrance Last Longer
Would you like for your favorite perfume’s fragrance to last longer while you are wearing them? Moisturized skin can hold scents better. So, rubbing some Vaseline on the places you usually use perfume can help you smell like your favorite perfume for longer. The usual pulse points (warm areas that help diffuse fragrance all over the body) you spray perfume at including the neck, wrists, back of the knees, and the inner elbows. So you can use Vaseline on all those points.
Moisturized skin can hold scents better
#Removes Makeup Stains
You would be surprised what a good stain remover Vaseline is. With just a damp cloth, Vaseline can help lift off makeup stains from pretty much anything. This includes clothes, sheets, blankets, and pillows. The oil in Vaseline helps to draw out the oils from stains like makeup. After you’ve treated the stain, just pop the fabric in the washing machine. Vaseline can also act as a makeup remover.
With just a damp cloth, Vaseline can help lift off makeup stains
#Helps With Slugging
The internet has gone wild for this moisturizing technique. At the same time, it has been around for years now. One thing Vaseline is great at is keeping moisture in. This is called slugging. This helps keep your skin keep plump, youthful, and looking as good as possible. So, add this to your skincare. All you need to do is cleanse, then pile your other hydrating products, such as hyaluronic acid, then moisturizer, and finally Vaseline. That final step will make sure your skin keeps all that moisture in.
If you dye your hair often Vaseline can help save you some trouble when it comes to clean up. After all, no one likes to deal with smudges of dye on their ears and forehead. So, how can Vaseline help? Easy! Just rub some Vaseline underneath your hairline before you start dying your hair. Vaseline acts as a protective line that will prevent the dye from coloring your skin.
Just rub some Vaseline underneath your hairline before you start dying your hair
#Helps with Nail Care
Vaseline can be a cheap type of nail care. If you frequently get pedicures and manicures, applying some Vaseline in between to your cuticles and nails can actually help them. The petroleum jelly will help to prevent your nails from chipping and minimize brittleness. To achieve the best results make sure to apply it on damp nails.
Applying some Vaseline in between to your cuticles and nails can actually help them
These were some surprising Vaseline uses. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can use your petroleum jelly for all kinds of things. After all, who said things have only one purpose?
Now you can use your petroleum jelly for all kinds of things