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Monday, February 2, 2015


 I bet most, if not all of us grew up using Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. This light yellowish/buttery coloured slimy gel in a transparent jar with a blue cover still remains fresh  in our  memories. It's been a skin-protecting staple since 1872, when the first patent for petroleum jelly was introduced. But did it ever occur to you that the all time evergreen Vaseline has more beauty and fashion uses than just rubbing it on children's skin? Bet you didn’t! presents to you 15 other amazing things you can do with the petroleum jelly.

 1.      CUTICLE CREAM: Keep a little tub of Vaseline by the sink and work into cuticles twice a day. It’s all you’ll need to prevent cuticles from growing. Vaseline moisturize dehydrated nailbed.

2.      FACIAL MOISTURIZER: Because it’s non-comedogenic, (does not block the pores of skin) petroleum jelly is perfect for locking in moisture without risking breakouts.

3.      EYEBROW TAMER: Control errant and unruly hairs and shape brows by brushing on a tiny dab of petroleum jelly using a toothbrush.

4.      DIY LIP PLUMPER: Put a pinch of cinnamon in your Vaseline and you’ve got a lip plumper that rivals anything you can buy at the beauty counter.
5.      NAIL POLISH NEATENER: Before applying polish, trace petroleum jelly over cuticles and the skin around your nails using an eyeliner brush or pointed cotton swab. If you then accidentally paint a little outside the lines you can just wipe off the mistakes after lacquer dries.
6.      SHOE POLISH: If you don’t have standard polish on hand, shine and soften shoes almost as well by rubbing on Vaseline and buffing off the excess.

7.      EYE MAKEUP REMOVER: Just a dab instantly breaks up the toughest mascaras and waterproof liners, while leaving skin around the eyes moisturized.
8.      HAIR DYE STAIN PREVENTER: Keep hair dyes from staining your forehead and ears by rubbing a thin layer of petroleum jelly just below your hairline and over each ear before coloring hair.

 9.      PERFUME PROLONGER: Smooth a bit of petroleum jelly on your skin wherever you’re going to apply perfume, and spray as usual. It will help the scent to stick.
10.  MAKESHIFT MASCARA: Sweep on a light coating of petroleum jelly instead of mascara. It fakes the appearance of longer, thicker lashes, but looks much more natural.

 11.  LIPSTICK STAIN REMOVER: The next time you get lip-color on clothing, blot petroleum jelly on the spot as a pre-treatment, then wash as usual.

 12.  RING REMOVER: Have you been wearing your ring for a long time and it seems a bit hard sliding it off? use petroleum jelly as a lubricant.

 13.  OVERNIGHT HAND & FOOT SOFTENER: Slather your hands and feet in petroleum jelly and wear socks and gloves to bed. This will help to lock in the moisture and keep it from rubbing off. By morning, they’ll be soft and smooth — and will stay that way.

 14.  LUMINIZER: Petroleum jelly can be used on its own as makeup to add a little shine to eyelids cheekbones or lips, creating a surprisingly luxe looking sheen for such an affordable formula.

 15.  PREVENT ‘CHAFFS’: If at any particular time you have to struggle with chaffing skin, rub petroleum jelly wherever you tend to chafe. It’ll lubricate and protect skin.

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