Also called Vaseline, petroleum jelly is probably one of the most versatile products you could get for both your hair and skin. Typically used as a lip balm, this wonderful, all-rounder product has countless benefits that you probably weren’t even aware of.
From makeup and beauty troubles to hair and skin problems, this jelly-like substance is the right solution to all your woes.
Here are some brilliant uses and benefits of petroleum jelly, which make it worthy of holding a permanent spot in your makeup bag!
Exfoliates Your Lips
Exfoliation is one of the most important steps in your skin care routine and Vaseline is the perfect natural exfoliator you need for dry, chapped lips. It glides on super smoothly and removes all your dead skin cells in a single application.
Apply a thick layer of the jelly on your lips and massage gently with your fingers. Take a soft, clean tooth brush and then scrub your lips very softly. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Adds a Glossy Touch to Matte Lipsticks
If you love lip colors that have a matte-finish but absolutely hate how quickly they dry up, making your lips look all cracked, petroleum jelly is your fix.
Mix a little jelly with your favorite matte lipstick and then apply on your lips with a soft lip brush. And voila! You have perfectly applied matte lip color with a touch of added shine.
Boosts Lash Growth
If the cult favorite castor oil hasn’t been working for your lashes, perhaps it’s time to move things around. Use petroleum jelly on your lashes because as per a lot of people, it makes your lashes thicker and longer over time.
Apply a thin layer of the jelly on your lashes with a clean mascara wand every night before going to bed. Wash off the next morning with warm water.
Enhances Your Makeup
Given how shiny petroleum jelly is, it helps add a glossy touch to your makeup and simply enhances the overall look.
You can either apply a small amount of the jelly underneath your blush to give it a soft, dewy glow. Or you can even apply it on your eye lids to make your eye shadow look creamy and smooth.
So, are you convinced on getting a tub of petroleum jelly, yet?