What is Vaseline used for? The many wonderful uses of Vaseline will leave you stunned and you will make it your staple beauty cream.
Everyone knows that the oil-based beauty staple, which has both moisturizing and lubricating properties, can help keep diaper rash at bay or relieve chapped skin. However, that’s not all it’s good for. See our list below.
Open your nail polish bottle with ease.
Using a cotton swab and a small dab of Vaseline, spread the jelly inside your nail polish cap. The Vaseline will prevent the nail polish from sealing the lid shut, which makes it easier to remove it the next time you want to paint your nails.
Make perfume last longer.
Dab small amounts of 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. The Vaseline absorbs the scent for a more lasting effect.
Use as clear mascara – brush through your eyelashes with a lash comb for a natural look on ‘no makeup’ days.
Turn your matte lipstick into gloss – simply apply some Vaseline over your matte lipstick for a glossy finish, plus extra comfort and staying power (the vaseline will transfer to your glass when drinking, protecting the lipstick pigment)
Remove stubborn make-up – waterproof mascara is notoriously tricky to remove, but if you start by smudging a little Vaseline into your lashes, you’ll find it dissolves quickly and comfortably with no harsh scrubbing. Clean off any excess with your usual cleanser.
Highlight your skin – The easiest way to give skin a healthy glow, and make-up artists have been doing it for decades. Dab a tiny amount of Vaseline on the tops of cheekbones, brow bone and Cupid’s bow avoiding your chin, nose and forehead to ensure you look sheeny, not sweaty.
Prevent manicure mistakes – apply Vaseline to the skin around the nails before you paint for perfect results every time. Once the polish is dry, you can wipe away the Vaseline to clean up any rogue polish without smudging your efforts. Incidentally Vaseline is also an excellent cuticle moisturiser, so you get two benefits in one.
Heal sunburn – Caught out in the sun? We’ve all been there. Luckily Vaseline is a humectant, meaning it prevents loss of moisture from the skin barrier, so apply a thin layer immediately to any patches of sunburn.