How to Use Vaseline: Skin Care and Beauty

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Vaseline has more skin care and beauty uses than virtually any other product. Most people were introduced to it while they were babies -- Moms used the product as a gentle cure for diaper rash, and to soothe chapped lips in older children. Some uses for Vaseline petroleum jelly may be common knowledge, but you may not have thought of some of the more unusual ones.

Things You'll Need

  • Kool-Aid
  • Sea salt
  • Powdered eye shadow
  • Socks
  • Latex Gloves
  • Cotton swab
  • Mascara brush

Add cherry, raspberry, grape or orange Kool-Aid to Vaseline to create a chapped lip treatment with color.

Make an inexpensive, natural skin exfoliate with sea salt and petroleum jelly. Just stir the two ingredients together; apply it all over your body in the shower and gently scrub with a soft cloth or sponge. Then rinse your skin. This will rid your skin of dead cells and moisturize all at the same time.

Mix a very small amount of Vaseline with your powdered eye shadow for a nice sheen.

Apply generous amounts of Vaseline to dry or scaly heels before you go to bed and then put on socks. You will wake up the next morning with softer, more supple-looking heels -- ready for sandals or flip-flops.

Soften your hands while you sleep by rubbing Vaseline onto the front and back of your hands and then putting on latex gloves.

Smooth a little petroleum jelly onto your front teeth before applying your lipstick. This keeps the red color on your lips, where it belongs.

Don't waste money on cuticle remover. Vaseline is a less expensive alternative. Use a cotton swab to coat your cuticles with petroleum jelly. After a few moments, you can easily push back those cuticles.

Brush Vaseline on your eyelashes with a clean mascara brush. This helps to make your eyelashes stand out more with or without mascara, and it is a healthy conditioning treatment for them as well.

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