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Using Vaseline on your face?

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Vaseline, it's good stuff!

A lot of people wince at the suggestion of using good ol’ Vaseline on your face but it’s still one of the most often recommended products by dermatologists and surgeons. So let’s do a bit of Vaseline myth-busting and hopefully you’ll try it out tonight!

Firstly, let’s clear a couple of things up:

  • Petrolatum isn’t safe to use on your skin. Not true! Cosmetics-grade mineral oil and petrolatum (like Vaseline) are actually considered the safest, most nonirritating moisturizing ingredients ever found. You’ll find hundreds of double-blind scientifically proven studies to support this and a grand total of 0 that prove otherwise.
  • It clogs skin. Now it’s easy to guess why people would think this. Vaseline is thick, occlusive and you can almost imagine it sealing up your pores as you apply. This, however, doesn’t mean it’ll clog your pores. In fact, Vaseline is no more likely to clog your pores than any other ingredient you wish to list.

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  • Vaseline is a fantastic occlusive, that means once it’s applied to the skin – no oxygen goes in and no moisture comes out. Since skin can’t breathe anyway (skin gets it’s oxygen from blood), all you have is something that’ll prevent moisture from escaping your skin.
  • Vaseline works by keeping any existing moisture locked into your skin, like a barrier. It doesn’t produce it’s own moisture like a regular moisturiser though, and that’s why you’ll find that using Vaseline straight on your lips will only keep them soft for as long as you’re using it. The Vaseline itself isn’t providing any moisture to your dry lips so once it’s off, your lips will feel dry again.
  • So how to use it? Vaseline is best used as something to seal in your moisturiser, helping it to work deeper and preventing any moisture from escaping the skin. Don’t use thick layers, just a thin layer over your regular moisturiser or serum will help to lock all that skincare goodness in. Try it yourself – if you have any dry areas on your skin, apply a moisturiser straight after showeing and then a thin layer of vaseline on top. You should wake up to incredibly smooth and soft skin.
  • Other ways to use Vaseline? On your lips on top of a lip balm to hold in moisture and underneath your eyes to get the most out of your eye cream. Shaving cut? A little bit of this will still the flow of blood, boxers use it for that same effect! Many dermatologists suggest applying a thin layer all over your face in order to seal in beneficial moisturisers and serums at night.

So there you have it! Time to put that Vaseline to good use (ahem) and make the most out of your skincare! Give it a shot and tell me whether it worked.

 

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  1. Adam Tuesday - 09 / 11 / 2010 Reply
    Ive had a jar of this in my bathroom for over a year, too scared to try it!
  2. jermaine Wednesday - 10 / 11 / 2010 Reply
    wow! its ironic because today my grandmother told me to use ONLY vaseline on my face to get moistured skin. TWO QUESTION: 1. can i use this and go out in the sun?? 2. does it make skin go darker? ( i read that somewhere )
  3. mike Monday - 16 / 01 / 2012 Reply
    To those people that are "scared" to try it..Are you absolutely insane? Why in the world would using Vaseline be scary?..LOL...what scares me most are people...
  4. Dena Sunday - 18 / 03 / 2012 Reply
    A friend told me about using Vaseline and that using a bar soap like Lever 2000 and Vaseline on your face helped cleared her acne and make her face smooth. I was skeptical but she said this was her advice from her 90 year old grandmother who had glowing skin. Anyway, I have tried and the results are good. I also put some on my dry skin on my neck caused by eczema and in just one day it cleared up! Vaseline was all I used as a kid and I have been brainwashed to think it is not good enough. Keep it simple and old school...
  5. Vanessa Wednesday - 25 / 04 / 2012 Reply
    After showering or washing my face, I apply vasaline jelly while my face, neck, hands, feet while still wet and leave it overnight. When I awake in the morning my skin is soft. I'm 56 and have no wrinkles at all. People think I'm 38 or 39. There is something to be said about old remedies that hold true today. I use 100% virgin olive oil in my hair twice a month to keep it healthy and leave it in overnight. It's the best!

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