Vaseline and it’s 7 Hidden Secrets
Vaseline petroleum jelly has been preferred choice of moisturizer for over two centuries around the world. It’s potential for healing dry skin has been proven and dermatologists choose to prescribe it commonly as allergies are very rare with petroleum jellies and are safe even for the most sensitive skin types. Vaseline petroleum jelly has multiple uses, many we haven’t heard, here are a few.
Protection for dry skin
Perhaps the most common purpose Vaseline petroleum jelly is used for is to treat dry skin. Spreading a thin layer petroleum jelly over the affected area can heal the harshest of dry skin problems. It is also good for chapped lips, cracked elbows and heels.
Applying petroleum jelly before spraying perfumes, body sprays or deodorants helps preserve the fragrance longer. Dabbing some Vaseline on the warm areas of the body such as wrists, inner elbows, back of the knees, and the neck will ensure that the fragrance remains longer with you.
Smearing some petroleum jelly around the scalp and back of the neck or on the skin around the nails will prevent staining when one applies hair dye or nail polish as it becomes easier to clean.
If you have a tight ring or bangle stuck on your hand or you want to slip it on, just grease your finger or hand with petroleum jelly and the ring or bangle will easily slip in.
Some hair management
Applying some petroleum jelly can help manage frizzy hair. You can also apply it at hair tips to seal split ends. It also brings some shine to the hair.
Vaseline petroleum jelly is safe to use as eye make-up remover as it is gentle on the skin and does not burn the eye. It is also great for removing make-up stains from clothes, pillow covers and blankets. Just rub some petroleum jelly on the stained area and then put it for a wash.
- Rashes, scrapes and burns
Vaseline petroleum jelly can heal all types of cuts, scrapes and burns. Just clean the affected area and rub some Vaseline petroleum jelly on the affected area. It can also be used on dry noses when you have a cold.
Vaseline has other uses too such as preventing diaper rash, healing your pets dry skin pads on the paws, polishing leather goods such as boots, bags or belts among others.