Below, you’ll find some unusual uses for Vaseline, and why this 140+ year-old product needs to become part of your daily routine. From keeping your cuticles and elbows from drying out, to prevent and soothe chapped skin during harsh winter weather, we know we’ll be buying a jar Use it to mask split ends in-between trims, and soothe your skin after shaving! Some people even apply Vaseline to the inside of light bulb sockets and glue bottles to prevent sticking—good old-fashioned petroleum jelly is one multitasking beauty product that doesn’t limit itself to the realm of beauty.
Keep reading to find out 13 more unexpected uses for this longtime medicine cabinet staple!
Moisturized skin holds scent better, so rub some Vaseline on your pulse points before you spritz to make your fragrance last longer.
Swap your highlighter for Vaseline. Just dab a small amount on the high points of your face for a dewy, naturally luminous glow. Slide a bit down your shins to make your legs glow too.
With a damp washcloth, Vaseline can be used to lift makeup stains from your clothes as well as pillows, blankets, and sheets.
Apply Vaseline to your cuticles before polishing your nails to keep color off of the skin around your nails or add a dab and rub in to keep them from drying out (especially during winter months!). You can also put a little Vaseline under the cap of your nail polish bottles to prevent sticking and make your next mani/pedi a breeze!
Smooth Vaseline over cracked heels or dry elbows, slip on a pair of socks, go to sleep, and wake up to healthy, hydrated skin.
Turn any of your favorite loose pigments into cream eye shadow or blush by mixing them with Vaseline. You can also make a tinted lip balm this way.
If you’re embracing the no-makeup look, trade in your mascara for Vaseline. Smooth it over your lashes for a fuller set of dark, glossy eyelashes. Bonus tip: Vaseline also makes a great lash conditioner.
Scuffed shoes? Buff a little Vaseline onto boots, shoes, bags, and any other leather goods that need polishing making them look good as new!
Prevent those embarrassing hair dye stains on your forehead: Softly dab all over your hairline and keep that box hair dye from dying your skin the color of your
Makeup remover can be expensive and tough on your eyes. Vaseline is an inexpensive option that easily and gently removes eyeliner, mascara, shadow, and even any eyelash glue that your falsies leave behind.
If you don’t wear earrings very often, those holes can become troublesome. Rub Vaseline over your ear lobes and the earring first to help it slide in painlessly. Vaseline also takes off stuck-on rings.
Never get lipstick on your teeth again! Put a little Vaseline on your teeth and keep them pearly white. This is a technique often used by beauty contestants. Also use Vaseline as a lip balm, and even try adding some koolaid to make it a lip stain.
#14. As a lubricant or “lube”
Lastly, but not in the least, it is an old school form of lubrication used to reduce friction or to ease penetration during intercourse
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