7 unexpected health and beauty uses for Vaseline

Feb 03, 2020
Vaseline can be used to treat a number of ailments. Source: Getty.

There’s a good chance that you’ve got a jar of Vaseline lying around the house. And, as it turns out, there are plenty of incredible beauty uses for Vaseline that don’t involve chapped lips.

Vaseline can be used to treat a number of ailments and boasts many skin and health benefits, from softening dry, cracked feet to treating sunburn. Here are some of the product’s more surprising uses.

Tame unruly eyebrows

In between beauty appointments? Dab a little Vaseline on each brow and brush through with a brow brush. This will keep any unruly hairs in place.

Moisturise dry skin

Suffer from dry skin? Lather a generous amount all over. For people with normal skin, apply a small amount to any rough patches of skin, particularly hands, elbows and knees. You can increase Vaseline’s moisturising effects by applying it when your skin is still damp.

Soften cuticles

If you’re a fan of keeping your nails in good condition, a tub of Vaseline will go a long way. Rubbing a small amount of Vaseline onto your fingers can help moisten the cuticles and soften the skin around your nail — perfect if you plan to do a DIY manicure.

Remove stubborn eye makeup

Vaseline can easily remove eyeliner, mascara and eyeshadow. Not only is it a more affordable option, it will also moisturise your skin at the same time. Dip a cotton swab into Vaseline and swipe it over your eye makeup.

Soften dry, cracked heels

Do you suffer from dry or cracked heels? When you’re constantly on your feet throughout the day, it’s easy for the skin around your heels to become thick and dry. Rub a generous amount of Vaseline into your heels before bed, put on cotton socks, and leave on overnight. The Vaseline will help to get your heels silky smooth.

Condition your hair

Just like it can help moisten your skin, the home-favourite can also condition your hair. For healthier looking locks, apply a tiny amount of Vaseline onto your hair, gently massage it in and leave on overnight. You can also try rubbing a small amount through your ends to hide split ends.

Heal sunburn

While you can’t totally stop peeling from happening, applying a thick layer of Vaseline onto your skin can help keep it well-hydrated and moisturised. Put Vaseline in the fridge for a few minutes before applying — the cold will help soothe the sunburn.

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