I am sure every one of us just uses Vaseline on dry lips to prevent cracked lips. But there are so many more vaseline uses than you can imagine. Did you know the inventor of petroleum jelly, Robert Chesebrough, used to eat a spoonful of it everyday claiming that it had various health benefits. Although that isn’t true, there are other several vaseline benefits when it is applied externally on the skin. Below are some of the Vaseline hacks that you should know.
Vaseline Uses for Skin
Works as a moisturizer
You can apply Vaseline jelly on the face to keep it moisturized. If you keep applying Vaseline jelly after shower daily, you can easily get rid of the dry patches on your skin. Vaseline moisturizer also protects your skin in harsh conditions like cold and harsh winds. It rejuvenates your dry, dull skin to make it look more shiny, lively and radiant.
Soothes rashes and burns
One of the best and most well-known Vaseline petroleum jelly uses is to soothe minor cuts and burns. It provides a layer of protection, hydrates the skin, and helps contain the moisture in. It is used to ease the diaper rashes in babies and any other rashes. It is very effective in preventing wind burn, as it reduces chafing of skin in harsh winds.
For eyebrows and eyelashes
It gives a glossy and healthy look when Vaseline is applied on eyebrows. It is used to tame the eyebrows. All you have to do is apply it on your eyebrows, set it in the way you want, and it just stays that way all day long. Also, although it is a very slow process but eyebrows and eyelashes are found to grow thicker and longer if Vaseline is applied daily in the night before sleeping.
Prevents and removes lice
Believe it or not, Vaseline can remove the lice from your hair. For that, you need to apply a thick layer of petroleum jelly on your scalp. This will stifle all the lice and destroy them. The only problem is that you won’t be able to wash it all off in one go. You will have to go through numerous washes to remove all the Vaseline.
Make perfume last longer
If you dab a little Vaseline on your pulse points of wrists and neck before applying perfume, it will last longer. It’s because it contains the moisture and keeps the skin hydrated.
Works as a lotion
Vaseline works as a lotion for dry skin. You can apply it on your hands and legs before going to sleep and eventually you will have a naturally smoother skin. This instantly gives you a smoother texture, but it will slowly make your skin naturally smooth too. It will soften the calluses on your feet and the tough and dry skin on the soles. This will make your feet look younger.
Strengthens the nails
This is a surprising benefit of Vaseline. When your nails become brittle by applying and removing nail paints too frequently, you can massage them with Vaseline and keep it overnight. This will strengthen them after a few nights.
Vaseline also relieves itching and irritation on the skin. It is a substitute of makeup remover, a cheaper one at that. So, stock up on this jelly and keep a bottle handy when travelling. You will need it.