Everyone has probably heard of petroleum jelly. Perhaps you even have some in your own home. You’ll probably be surprised at how many things we can do with Vaseline. Here are 20 brilliant uses for jelly vaseline.
1. Hydrates dry skin
The most common use of Vaseline is for those who suffer from dry skin. Not only does this leave your skin feeling hydrated, but it also helps restore your skin’s natural moisture level. Just a few drops of jelly vaseline will make your skin feel soft and smooth.
2. Covers flaws on nails
You can also use a little Vaseline to cover up some of the flaws in your nails. For example, if you have some small dings in your fingernails, all you need to do is apply a little Vaseline to them. The vaseline will seal up the small cut and let you enjoy your beautiful nails.
3. Add it to your nail polish
Another great thing is to use when you are applying some nail polish as well. By adding a little Vaseline to the nail polish, you will ensure that it has a better look than if you were to simply paint over it.
4. Cleans your hair
Another use for Vaseline also includes cleaning your hair. All you need to do is heat up some cotton balls, add a small amount of Vaseline, spray it on your hair, and then shake it out. The Vaseline will soothe your hair and the heat will loosen up any dirt or debris that might be stuck inside your scalp. To get some really good results, you might want to do this before you wash your hair.
5. Hair gel
Besides, Vaseline is an excellent alternative to hair gel. One small coating will do the trick!
6. Softens cuticles
If you have some rough cuticles, you should apply some to them. The Vaseline will help to soften them up, and you can smooth off any rough edges with a little brush.
7. Replaces the lip balm
Another way that you can use Vaseline is to apply it as a lip balm. When you want to get some of that gloss or sheen back into your lips, you can use a small amount of Vaseline on your lips. By dabbing it on instead of gluing it on, you will make sure that you cover all of the areas of your lips that are unsightly.
8. Helps with waterproofing
One more use for Vaseline is to help with waterproofing. It is used to keep your makeup from caking onto your skin when you shower. This can be especially handy if you have sweaty skin or live somewhere that gets really hot during the summertime.
9. Good for oily skin
If you have oily skin, Vaseline will prevent over-secretion of oil and allows your skin to stay neutral and soft.
10. Gives you a nice smell
If you don’t want to wear any fragrances but you love to pamper yourself with nice perfumes then a great way to do it is by applying a little Vaseline to your hands and behind your ears. This will give you a simple fresh smell.
11. Heals acne
Another great use for Vaseline is healing up acne on your body. Either on your face, back, or arms, Vaseline will do its job. All you need to do is to apply some on the pimples each night before sleep and wash in the morning. Follow the procedure until the acne is gone.
12. Mask for wrinkles
If you have some tiny wrinkles around your mouth or on your forehead that you would like to get rid of them, then Vaseline is your solution. What you need to do is to apply a good amount of Vaseline on clean skin three times a week for 15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
13. Use it as a lip gloss
Vaseline can also be used as a lip gloss because this product is so thin and goes on easily. You can apply some of it on your lips after the lipstick.
14. Heals sunburn
One of the most effective uses for Vaseline is to help restore dry skin that has been damaged by the sun. It will help to protect your skin from the sun so that it does not dry out. This in turn will help keep your pores unclogged, which will help your complexion.
15. Use it as a hair conditioner
Another great use for Vaseline is to soothe your hair. While some think of shampoo as a beauty aid, it actually works wonders for your hair. If you use Vaseline on your hair after shampooing it will not only help to leave your hair shinier, but it will absorb into your hair much easier than ordinary conditioners.
16. Helps with age spots
Vaseline is also a great way to get rid of your age spots. If you have light-colored skin this can work well, but if you have darker skin this will not work quite as well. However, if you use a little Vaseline on your age spots they will eventually start to disappear.
17. Use it as a body scrub
If you are using mixed Vaseline with granulated coffee as you gently rub it all over your body, all dead cell skins will be removed. You can apply it three to four times a month. Scrub it on your body and then just rinse it off with warm water.
18. Cleans walls and furniture
There are still several ways to use Vaseline that do not involve makeup, though. As an example, if you want to spruce up a baby’s room, you can spray Vaseline mixed with some water on walls and furniture.
19. Cleans your car
Yes! You can clean your car by using Vaseline. All you need to do is to mix few tablespoons of Vaseline with the soap product of your car and water. Don’t worry, it won’t leave any greasy trace on your car, instead, it will give it that shiny look that you’re looking for.
20. Vaseline candles
Many craft stores offer petroleum jelly candles. These candles have a great decorative touch when used on mirrors or picture frames. Most of these candles use a small amount of Vaseline, which will leave your house smelling very nice.