22 Beautiful Uses For Vaseline

February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm 9 comments


Vaseline, a.k.a. petrolatum jelly is a beauty staple that every girl should have in their makeup bag. There are a zillions of uses for it and it is so inexpensive! Here’s some beauty related tricks you can do with vaseline:

1. Lip balm: moisturizes and soothes chapped lips but it doesn’t taste good.

2. Moisturizes dry skin.

3. Hand and feet moisturizer: it hydrates and smooths chapped hands and feet. Apply some petrolatum jelly to your hands and feet and then put on mittens and socks. Wait about 10-15 minutes for the vaseline to soak into the skin. The result? Smoother and softer skin.

4. All over moisturiser: apply petrolatum jelly all over your body after a bath. It will leave your skin soft and smooth.

5. Eye makeup remover: removes even the most stubborn mascara and soothes the eye area.

6. Scrub: mix petrolatum jelly with sea salt to make your own scrub.

7. Night cream: it can be used as a night cream but you need to warm it up first.

8. Protects manicure: putting some vaseline on the base of your nails will stop the color from running.

9. Shaving: just put a very thin layer on the area that needs shaving and shave. Don’t use water. Also don’t apply too much product or it will plug up your razor. In addiction, vaseline can get a bit greasy, but it will leave your skin soft, smooth and moisturized.

10. Highlighter: apply it on cheeks and undereye area for that dewy look.

11. Softens elbows: apply some vaseline to elbows daily. It will soften them.

12. Lipgloss: apply some lipliner all over your lips and top it off with vaseline for instant shine.

13. Maintains fragrance longer: apply a thin layer of vaseline on your wrist before spraying perfume on. It will make the scent last longer.

14. Lip exfoliant: apply petrolatum jelly to your lips and wait a few minutes. Then, using an old toothbrush, scrub your lips. This will exfoliate lips, leaving them very soft.

15. Protects skin from hair dye: apply some vaseline around the hairline before coloring your hair to protect your skin from the harsh chemicals contained in the dye.

16. Conditioner: Apply some to the scalp before shampooing to condition it.

17. Seals in split ends: if you put some vaseline on your split ends, it will seal them in and make it look like they aren’t there. But don’t do this too often as it will take a couple of shampoos to remove vaseline from your hair.

18. Cream blusher: mix some vaseline with your lipstick to make your own cream blusher.

19. Prevents uneven tanning: just put some on dry spots before applying fake tanning lotions.

20. Moisturize and tame eyebrows: putting a small amount of vaseline on your brows before going to bed will not only moisturize them, but it will mould them into place too.

21. Prevents chafing: just apply some vaseline on the areas that need it, such as heels and the balls of feet.

22. Stains remover: it removes makeup stains from clothes.

Do you know other ways to use vaseline? Let me know in the comments!

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  • 1. Nikki  |  February 20, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    this helps for my super dry skin too! :) I swore on this! :D

  • 2. beautifulwithbrains  |  February 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    I’m glad vaseline helps you. It is really good for dry skin :)

  • 3. fabulessbeauty  |  February 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I use it to remove eye makeup as well!

  • 4. Citrine  |  February 21, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve seen a girl use it to “gel” her eyebrow before shaping them…Most of the time I just use it as lip balm (works better than anything else in my opinion…)

  • 5. Dao  |  February 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    You can mix it with your mineral eyeshadow/blush for a personalized lipgloss or tinted lip balm as well.

  • 6. Karen  |  February 22, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I use it to soften cuticles.

  • 7. beautifulwithbrains  |  February 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    fabulessbeauty: I use it for that too at times. It works a lot better than some cheap makeup removers I’ve tried.

    Citrine: I mostly use it as a lip balm too. But I love it that such an inexpensive poduct can be used for a lot of things. It’s a quick fix for almost anything.

    Dao: I never thought of doing that! Thanks for sharing, I’ll try it soon!

    Karen: Thanks for the tip, I’ll definitely try that soon!

  • 8. Auburn  |  February 23, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Having been in the hair biz for 18 yrs and love my industry, I WOULD recommend P.J. as a barrier cream for hair coloring, but nothing else having to do with the hair or scalp. P.J. is NOT water soluble and will COAT the skin and hair not condition it.
    Living in Santa Monica Ca. the best way to get that freshly bake tan is to exfoliate first them use a moisturizing lotion (well made moisturizes DO NOT contain PJ ) then go for the bake.
    P.J. is a mixed bag !!

  • 9. beautifulwithbrains  |  February 23, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for your comment Auburn. PJ acts like a barrier that keeps moisture in but it is also greasy and thick. It is very good at moisturizing severely dry skin. However, some of the uses listed are quick fixes. I wouldn’t really recommend using it to seal on split ends often for example, but it works great once in a while if you’re in a ruch or something like that.


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