Vaseline or Petrolum jelly was first extracted from rod wax present in oil rig pumps. It a clear, dense and odorless product, and does have many beauty and health uses that are not just lubricating. And it is surprisingly efficient.
Vaseline is a multipurpose product that has a long, long list of uses and benefits, going from treating some medical issues to solving little problems like a stuck door lock.
And because Vaseline is quite cheap and is available almost everywhere, here’s a list of surprising uses Petrolum Jelly has that will help you deal with quite a few daily issues you can face.
To soften your feet
To get soft and smooth feet, you have to apply Vaseline to the dry and cracked areas of your feet, then wear a sock and keep it overnight. Results are incredible.
To smooth elbows and knees
Applying Vaselin on a regular basis will help you smooth, and avoid the dry looking effect on these particularly sensitive areas.
To lengthen lashes
Apply a small amount of Vaseline on your lashes before going to bed everynight for few weeks. Yçou will notice your lashes starting to be longer and thicker very fast.
To soften chapped lips
After exfoliating your lips, it is highly recommended to apply Vaseline to protect and nourish your lips.
As a homemade scrub
By mixing Vaseline with sugar or salt you get a super efficient cheap homemade scrub.
To remove cuticles
Using Vaseline while doing a manicure is quite essential, as it helps remove the excess of skin surrounding your nails (cuticles), making them look healthier ans softer.
To make a lip gloss
Melt a small amount of Vaseline with chocolate, then let it sit for a while until it turns solid. There you go! You very own chocolate lip gloss!
As a makeup remover
Instead of spending half of your paycheck on expensive makeup removers, use a dab of Vaseline to easily remove makeup.
To remove scars
As it boost cellular regeneration, Vaseline is one of the best ways to helps scars disappear faster.
As an after-shave
If you use razors to shave your legs or armpits, try applying some Vaseline on these areas to avoid razors bumps and sooth your skin.