Sunday, September 03, 2006

Vaseline! It’s Not Just for…Well…You Know

Aside from the obvious (insert knowing giggle here), there are a lot of practical uses for Vaseline, and many reasons why this budget friendly tub o’stuff should be added to your make-up kit. Here’s what petroleum jelly can do for you:
  • Keep lips shiny and smooth for hours with just a dab. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more economic lip balm on the market.
  • Extend the life of an almost used up lipstick. Mix Vaseline with whatever is left of your favorite lip color and apply with a lip brush. The petroleum jelly will revive the color and shine of a once-loved lipstick.
  • Smooth out rough feet. Rub a generous amount of Vaseline on freshly soaked and pumiced feet and cover with a pair of socks before going to bed. In the morning, your rough spots are smoother. Or, apply a thin layer to your feet and put on your socks before walking or biking. The heat from your movement will help the job along.
  • Restore dried/cracked elbows, knees, and hands.
  • Keep eyebrows in place by using petroleum jelly as a gel—apply lightly and your stray brows will stay in place nicely.
  • Keep hair style in tact and glistening by using just a little bit of Vaseline as a hair gel—remember: a little goes a long way.
  • Remove make-up, especially mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner.

Some people swear that smearing Vaseline over their faces keeps their skin smooth and wrinkle-free. That may be the case, but the thought of coating my face with thick, sticky petroleum jelly just doesn’t sound attractive.

No matter how you use it, for less than $3 a tub, Vaseline’s power is impossible to ignore!

1 comment:

Joli said...

You do know that vasoline is the by-product if a carginogen right? Most (not all, grantet) of the same effects can be achieved with a very small amount of olive oil, which smells better anyway.

I have severe excema problems, often times on my face, and my dermatologist said to use vasoline as a heavy duty moisterizer. Well, it just got worse and worse, until someone(natural skin comm on LJ) told me how bad vasoline is for your skin (it's doesn't actually provide mositure, it makes a film ontop of your skin that doesn't let anything in or out, icky), and I switched to using two-three drops of olive oil, and I was clear in about a week.