So, I hung out with my dear friends the other day. Great people, I must say.
Some of them love makeup very, very much they wouldn’t be caught dead without it on. Some others think applying makeup is a nuisance, they wouldn’t be caught alive wearing it. While the rest, just don’t care. But guess what, one thing we all have in common – a good tube of petroleum jelly.
No surprise, most of people use it as moisturizer for lips and skin or as a makeup remover. Tyra Banks swears it is what makes her skin soft and we all know that Tyra never lies. If not, her art of smizing wouldn’t look so honest, would it? The eyes are the windows to the soul.
If you get creative, you can use it for almost everything! No kidding. Here are 7 (out of millions) other beauty uses of petroleum jelly you can try:
1.Make your own makeup
There are times, at the editorial shoots, when I can’t really get the exact colors or effects I want. Of course, I can’t afford to buy ALL the colors and makeup in the universe.
Thus, I have to make do and be creative;
- If you mix your favorite powder blush or lipstick(s) with Vaseline, you’ll get a moisturizing cream blusher.
- To prevent eyeshadow fallout, mix your powder eyeshadow with a little Vaseline to
make it easier to apply and less messy.
- Mix a lipstick with Vaseline, you’ll get a tinted lipbalm. You can also mix several lip colors to make your own custom made lipstick.
2. Make your perfume scent last longer
Keep topping up perfume throughout the day can be troublesome. Dab a bit of petroleum jelly on your pulse points, then spray on the perfume. This trick will help you save money and make your bag a lot lighter, too.
3. Strengthen eyelashes
Apply a coat on your eyelashes before you go to bed. It makes your lashes grow longer and thicker over time.
4. Messy manicures no more!
The challenge of doing home manicures is to keep the nail polish from running over on your cuticles. Try dab some petroleum jelly along the base of your nails and the sides. If the polish seeps off the nail during the manicure, all you have to do is wipe off the petroleum jelly. The sloppy nail polish is gone, your manicures look more professional and say hello to softer and better looking cuticles.
5. Avoid hair dye stains
You can avoid hair dye stains by dabbing a generous amount of Vaseline around the hairline around the face and neck line before dying hair.
6. Good Exfoliator
Mix Vaseline with brown sugar and start rubbing the dead skin off.
Alternatively, apply a generous amount of Vaseline on your lips. Leave it a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate. Don’t forget to moisturize after that.
7. Remove lipstick stains
No more frustrations in removing lipstick smudges on clothes. The emollients designed to help lipstick stay on your lips do a good job sticking to fabric, too. Before you wash the lipstick-stained clothes, blot petroleum jelly on the stain. Launder as usual and hopefully the stain will be gone.
Now, isn’t petroleum jelly the greatest invention ever?
What do you use your petroleum jelly for?