It may seem totally nuts but I swear by Vaseline. Here’s a little appreciation post that explains a few of the ways I use this miracle creation.
Each night I have to perform the daunting task of taking my makeup off. Why is it so much fun putting it on but such a chore to remove it? I start by splashing my face with water or spritzing with my toner and then armed with a baby wipe or makeup wipe and my trusty vaseline I go to work.
First I rub a very small amount of vaseline beneath each eye. Then I apply some to my wipe and I remove my eye makeup. The vaseline lubricates your lashes and prevents them from getting plucked out from the rough movement of trying to remove makeup. It is the best mascara/eyeliner/black shadow remover I have ever tried.
If you have a paper cut, blister, burn, scab, rash or dry patch, vaseline is the perfect product to apply. Its thick texture will prevent anything from penetrating inward while also helping to retain the moisture that is always inside. It soothes any itching that could result from a rash or a scab in the process of healing.
When I am ironing or curling my hair I like to apply a very small amount to just the ends of my hair to make the iron glide smoother and keep the ends from splitting (any more than they already have). If my hair is curly I like to mix a little vaseline in with my other styling products to give my hair a healthy shine or to help slick the edges and ends.
This is probably the biggest use of vaseline for me. After removing my makeup each night I wash my face with Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub from Lush to make sure my pores are free of oils and lingering makeup. Then I take a rice sized amount of vaseline, warm it up in my palm and apply it all over my face. I like to use the Vaseline with Vitamin E and Aloe and apply a little extra to my eyelashes and eyebrows. It gives your face such a plump look, smooth texture and healthy glow.
Sometimes I will apply a very generous amount to my feet and hands and sleep with gloves and socks on to soften and deeply moisturize my skin.
After showering I like to mix lotion and vaseline and apply it all over my skin, paying special attention to my elbows and knees.
My skin can be a little dry and irritated after shaving so I use vaseline to soothe and restore moisture. Sometimes I even shave with vaseline (when I am in a hurry) and I skip having to use a shaving cream and apply lotion afterward.
If you have problems with chafing try applying a thin layer between your thighs on the areas that rub together. It smooths the transition and keeps the irritation away.
I like to apply vaseline to my cuticles to prevent them from drying out and cracking. Vaseline also helps to prevent blemishes in your freshly painted nails.
I use vaseline as lip balm, though I prefer to add something with SPF if I am planning to be outside. The Vaseline Lip Therapy comes in different flavors (try creme brulee) and scents.
If you have a ring stuck on your finger, rub a little vaseline around the band to help slide it off.
If your mascara is drying up add a tiny bit of vaseline to the brush and mix into the formula to help revive it again. You can also mix vaseline with some of your eyeshadows or powder products to convert them to cream.
I rub a small layer anywhere I am planning to spray perfume to help the fragrance stick and last longer.
Sometimes I mix vaseline and sugar or salt and use it as a skin or lip scrub.
Use vaseline around your hairline when dyeing your hair to prevent staining.
If you have scuffs on your wood floor or fancy shoes use a little vaseline to help polish them off.
It is for these many uses Vaseline provides that I have some in every room in my house.
Thank you, Vaseline.