skin care and beauty hacks

Most households have a tub of Vaseline Jelly somewhere around the house, but did you know that this jelly has over 101 different uses?

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is made form 100% triple purified petroleum jelly. This jelly is excellent at locking moisture into the skin in order to repair and relieve dryness, but there’s so much more to this simple but mighty product! From hair care and beauty hacks, to pet care and even DIY, there are so many ways one can make use of Vaseline Jelly, some of these have been highlighted below:

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline Beauty Hacks

For a perfect home manicure, rub Vaseline into the skin around your nails before applying nail polish. This will make nail polish much easier to remove from your skin when your nails are dry whilst also softening the cuticle.

In a similar vein, you can apply petroleum jelly along your hairline and over your ears and neck before dyeing your hair at home to prevent unwanted dye stains.

For the makeup enthusiasts out there, Vaseline can be used as a makeup remover or it can be applied to a damp washcloth to lift makeup stains from clothing. It can also be mixed with lipstick to create a creme blush and applied to skin before perfume to make it last longer.

Vaseline can make your perfume last longer

Vaseline for Skincare

Vaseline is the perfect skincare all rounder! For the perfect at home pampering session start by applying some to your dry lips and lightly rubbing them with a toothbrush to exfoliate. Next mix some petroleum jelly with salt or sugar to create a body scrub that will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Then mix some with lemon juice and apply it to your face as a skin brightening mask. Finally, before heading to bed, cover your feet in Vaseline and sleep with your socks on for softer heels.

If you’re a home fitness enthusiast or a keen runner struggling with chafing, rub some of the jelly on key areas such as the thighs and upper arms for protection.

Vaseline can also be used to relieve skin redness and soreness after waxing, shaving or threading. Here are some other uses for Vaseline on the skin:

  • Apply it over scabs to protect them.
  • Use it to prevent scaring.
  • Protect newly healed tattoos.
  • To care for sensitive skin.
  • Soothe sore feet.
  • Soothe razor bumps.
  • As a barrier to water for wounds.
  • To soothe a dry nose during a cold.
  • To soothe babies’ scalp before shampooing.

Slugging with Vaseline

There’s a new trend that you may have seen: everyone is slathering Vaseline on their faces. Although the jelly may appear be a surprising choice to some, it has been a part of women’s skin-care routine for generations.

So what is Slugging?

Slugging is the process of slathering or coating your face in an occlusive moisturiser, such as Vaseline or any petrolatum-based formula, to aid healing. It should be the final step in your evening skincare routine. This does more than just hydrate your skin, it also aids in the absorption of the other products you’ve applied, allowing them to do their function.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cleanse your skin properly. This will prevent make up residues from clogging up your pores.
  2. Follow with your regular skin care routine. Use hydrating and moisturising products before slugging to lock them into your skin.
  3. Apply an even layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly over your products and head to bed.
  4. Wake up and wash your face with a gentle cleanser for beautiful, healthy skin.

A DIY Star

Vaseline Jelly can be super handy in the home! Add a dab to the hinges of a squeaky door or apply some to a stubborn lock that just won’t turn. You can also use it on metal hardware to prevent rust. 

If you have worn spots on leather furniture or clothes, simply apply some petroleum jelly onto these spots to make them shine again.

Get Your Hands on a Tub

Take this blog post as your sign to stock up on Vaseline, you’re sure to find a few good uses for it anyways! Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is available locally in tubs of three different sizes from supermarkets, pharmacies and our online shop. Apart from the classic tub of jelly, you can also find a great range of lip balms and soothing skin lotions.