Vaseline could be a girl’s secret beauty weapon. It’s amazing how versatile the product is and how affordable it is too. Years of it sitting on the vanity (if it’s that lucky) unattended probably has you thinking it’s useless but is Vaseline really all that? Several editions of the jelly have come up that prove how “unsimple “ Vaseline is and it also has different flavours which proves it’s in no way boring too!
It’s ability to contribute to a wide range of things make it superb. You may be wondering, “what more could Vaseline help with asides moisturizing the lips? “. Don’t worry, that’s exactly what this article is for.
I’ll show you a lot of surprising ways you can use Vaseline from highlighting your cheekbones, to opening nail polish bottles. These hacks are amazing you’ll wonder why you never knew about them.
Ways to Use Vaseline in your beauty routine
Remove Lash Glue
If your lash glue doesn’t seem to want to go off, Vaseline could help. All you need to do is dab a little petroleum jelly with a cotton pad or bud on the lash line and watch the falsies detach.
Tame unruly brows
Well, you should carve your brows often so that they don’t become unruly. However, if for whatever reason you do not carve your brows, you could set the hairs in place with petroleum jelly. Simply brush the brows with a brow groomer and a little petroleum jelly.
Easy insertion of Earrings
If you find that you have a lot of difficulty putting on your earrings, then a Vaseline could help. That way, you won’t have to poke, tug and cause a lot of irritations. Simply apply a Vaseline to the area where your earring is supposed to go and slip it in, nice and easy.
Soothe Chapped Lips
You probably already know Vaseline does make a great lip balm, but did you know it could be used as a base for a lot of lip scrubs. This especially comes in handy in the cold or dry weather.
Highlighters are often expensive, but did you know a Vaseline could do same thing that a highlighter does. It helps the light bounce off of your cheekbones, producing same effect as a highlighter. If you’re in a hurry and would rather not spend as much time applying a highlighter, Vaseline is your go to. Simply apply a little Vaseline on your cheeks and you’re good to go.
Your hands should not be let to get too dry. Use a little bit of Vaseline on your cuticles and nail beds to get them easily moisturized.
As manicure mender
Do you often have your manicure ruined because some of the colour runs onto your fingers? Vaseline can be your hero with regards to this. Simply dab a bit of the petroleum jelly onto the base of your fingers and you do not have to worry about your manicure getting ruined any longer.
Vaseline as an eye makeup remover
You know those moments when it’s difficult to get rid of the mascara on your eyes? Vaseline can save you the stress you have to go through in those moments. Even the most stubborn mascara can be taken off with the petroleum jelly. Simply massage it in gently and rinse with warm water afterwards.
Vaseline as lip scrub
Apart from acting as the base for a lip scrub, it could be the lip scrub itself. To find out just how well it works, apply a thick layer of the petroleum jelly on your lips and allow to sit for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, scrub off with a toothbrush (preferably an old but gentle one). Re-apply another layer, a much thinner one to seal the moisture in.
You will find that your lips are smooth and ridiculously soft.
Vaseline for shaving
Shaving? Yes! Vaseline could help act as a shaving cream. Simply apply a thin layer of the petroleum jelly onto the area you’re going to shave and shave on. Keep water away from the area and keep rinsing the razor as you shave.
It could be greasy but will eventually leave the shaved area smooth and soft.
7. Vaseline as cream blusher
If you want a rosy flush, mixing the Vaseline with your lipstick will help make a wonderful cream blusher.
Vaseline as fragrance fixer
Did you know a Vaseline could help your fragrance last? All you have to do is apply a thin layer of the jelly on your wrist and other pulse points and then spray the perfume over them. That way, your perfume is guaranteed to last much longer.
Vaseline to protect skin from hair dye
When applying a hair dye, Vaseline will help prevent your skin from coming in contact with the chemicals from the dye. These hair dye chemicals are often harsh and could cause irritations. Apart from the irritations, the skin may also get stained.
Vaseline to seal split ends
Split ends almost have no remedy except being trimmed off. However, Vaseline could cause them to become sealed, even though temporarily. As a result, the ends may look put-together, beautiful and free from damage.
Open Nail Polish Effortlessly
You know how sometimes you keep struggling to open those nail polish bottles? Well, you don’t have to struggle so much with Vaseline. Apply a little jelly to the bottle’s rim before closing and every time you want to open it, it will yield easily.
Have Fuller-Looking Lashes
A little petroleum jelly, when applied on your lash line will make your lashes appear thicker and fuller. You could even apply this and skip the mascara.
Make Your Own Lip Stain
You could create your lip shades and eye shadows by adding a bit of petroleum jelly to the product. This allows you to be a lot more creative.
If your skin gets duller and you suspect you may need to exfoliate to get rid of the dead skin cells on your skin surface, you do not have to purchase expensive products to exfoliate with. All you need is some Vaseline product and sea salt. The mixture not only smells great but will leave your skin looking brighter and rejuvenated.
When you have annoying fly-aways, or your hair style isn’t quite there yet, it may the time to employ a little help from Vaseline. It will add shine and hide split end appearance while also putting the fly-aways in place.
On days when our skins struggle to handle the cold air or wind, apply petroleum jelly could be your saviour as it creates a thin protective layer that is non-greasy, contrary to what you would expect. This protective layer guards against moisture loss and prevents dryness not also heals cold sores, blisters, dry and cracked skin.
Apply a thin layer to eyelids before brushing on shadow so makeup stays put all day. Also try mixing petroleum jelly with eye shadow pigments to create a long-lasting, cream-based product.