10 Vaseline Beauty Hacks
Vaseline has been used for everything from soothing dry and cracked skin to healing scrapes and burns. According to the Vaseline website, the ointment is made from petroleum jelly that is purified three times in the process.
While you’re likely to have used Vaseline as a moisturizer, did you know that it can also be used to remove makeup stains from clothing and unstick a zipper?
The following 10 hacks are ingenious ways to use petroleum jelly around the home.
1. DIY body scrub:
Mix kosher salt and Vaseline to make an inexpensive moisturizing body scrub for the shower. This can also work as a lip scrub.
2. Rub it on Your Eyelashes:
For thicker-looking lashes, smooth Vaseline onto your eyelashes.
It’ll create a shinier look and is even thought to make them grow faster.
3. Give Yourself a Glow:
For an instantly sexy sheen, rub some Vaseline onto your legs or cheekbones. It’ll give you that subtle glow of ultra-hydrated skin.
4. Insert Earrings Easily:
Sometimes after not wearing earrings for a while, it can be a bit difficult to insert an earring. Easily slide the post into your ear by applying a bit of Vaseline to the area beforehand.
5. Help Heal Burns:
Vaseline is a great healing aid for minor burns from a fire or even sunburn. “Burns is a big problem as well, as the refugees have to prepare meals and cook using open flames. I gave patients Vaseline as it is an effective and efficient treatment for most burns,” says Dr. Jaber.
6. Soften Hardened Heels:
“One of my favorite home remedies for dry or calloused feet is to treat them with this overnight regimen: before bed, take a warm shower or soak your feet, in warm water for 10 minutes, while gently exfoliating the outer dry layers of skin. Then pat dry and apply a lotion with a mild acid-like salicylic or lactic acid. Finally, apply a layer of Vaseline Jelly and then a pair of socks to leave in place throughout the night.
7. Create a DIY Scrub:
Mix in a bit of sea salt or sugar with Vaseline to create a quick, exfoliating scrub to smooth over your entire body.
8. Wipe Away Makeup:
Dab Vaseline onto a cotton ball and swipe over makeup to remove it without any harsh tugging and rubbing.
9. Remove Stuck Rings:
Ever get a ring stuck on a swollen finger due to a particularly hot day? Forget the butter and put some Vaseline on it. The ring will slide off in no time!
10. Improve Eczema Symptoms:
Vaseline helps to relieve itchiness from eczema symptoms and soothe the irritated skin.
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