What Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Can Do


Petroleum jelly has been used for years to protects and locks in moisture to relieve dry skin conditions. And now, new list of its benefits has grown exponentially.

Use Vaseline to soften rough skin
While Vaseline is not a moisturizer, it can be used to soften skin and lock in moisture on dry skin. If you have callouses or rough spots on your feet, try this. Before bed, slather your feet in Vaseline, and then put on some socks to wake up to softer, hydrated, smoother skin.

Prevent self-tanning mishaps
Use a small amount of Vaseline on dry spots before applying self-tanner. Vaseline will act as a barrier cream on these drier areas and prevent uneven tanning.

Makeup remover
Vaseline is an inexpensive option that easily and gently removes eyeliner, mascara, shadow, and even any eyelash glue that your falsies leave behind. When dealing with some particularly stuck lash strips, smudge some Vaseline into your lash line with a cotton swab. Wait a few minutes and then carefully peel away.

Use Vaseline on your nails
Rub Vaseline onto your cuticles several times a day for softer, better-looking cuticles. It can keep you from developing cracked, dry fingertips. It’s an excellent way of caring for your fingertips. Apply Vaseline to your cuticles before polishing your nails to keep color off of the skin around your nails.

To aid earring insertion
The use of Vaseline helps to make earring insertion easy and painless. Rub your lobes with a little Vaseline beforehand for an easier time.

Use Vaseline to DIY scrub
Add a bit of sugar to your Vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Some people like to apply Vaseline before scrubbing lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate and leave them feeling smooth. If you’re looking to exfoliate your whole body, use more Vaseline and substitute kosher salt for the sugar—the larger grains will be more effective on rough body skin.

Use Vaseline to manage split ends
Smoothing a small amount of Vaseline over split ends can be effective at managing hair, locking in moisture, and treating dry scalp issues that you might be having. You want to use Vaseline sparingly, since it’s very difficult to wash out, but it can be an effective treatment in some cases.

Use Vaseline as body conditioner
Apply some Vaseline on your skin during shower time; massage it gently into your scalp before rinse off. It helps to restore skin healthy glow.

Apply Vaseline to rashes caused by chaffing
One of the most common and effective uses of Vaseline is in helping to prevent chaffing-related rashes or irritation caused by clothes. Apply a small amount of Vaseline on vulnerable areas — like between your thighs or under your armpits to prevent irritation or rashes.

Make perfume last longer
Moisturized skin holds scent better, so rub some Vaseline on your pulse points (your wrists, behind your ears, behind your knees, and even on your ankles) before you spray on your favorite fragrance.