Petroleum jelly is one of the best products to moisturize the skin. It can be used by both men and women. Aside from moisturizing the epidermis, it also provides instant comfort for your dehydrated skin pores.
What Is Petroleum Jelly?
Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, white petrolatum, soft paraffin or multi-hydrocarbon is basically a water-repellant and not water-soluble. It is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons which is originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties.
Here are some of the effective beauty benefits of using petroleum jelly:
Petroleum Jelly For Longer And Thicker Eyelashes
Apply some jelly on your eyelashes every night before going to bed. After two weeks, you will notice thicker and longer eyelashes.
For Cracked Feet
Before going to bed, regularly apply some petroleum jelly on your cracked feet. After this, cover your feet with socks to maintain the moisture, thus, making your skin soft.
A Better Base For Home Made Exfoliates
For many DIY exfoliates, petroleum jelly can be a very effective base material. Make a mixture by combining the jelly, salt, and sugar. Apply it on your lips. This will help you in removing dead skin cells.
For Moisturizing The Face
Combine 1 small spoon of jelly and a few drops of milk. Apply the mixture on your face and leave for 1 minute. Use a cotton pad to remove the mixture. This method will remove the impurities and traces of makeup without removing the necessary moisture from the skin.
For Split Ends
Wet the ends of your hair. Gently massage some amount of petroleum jelly to moisturize it and prevent further damage as well.
For Easy Removal Of Nail Paint
Stop the nail polish from getting on your skin by putting some jelly around the base of your nails.
For Easy Removal Of Finger Rings
Combine petroleum jelly and a little water. Lubricate the area with the mixture then leave it for a few minutes. The ring will easily come out from your finger.
For Protecting The Teeth From Staining
Protect your teeth from staining (due to beverages and colored foods) by applying and rubbing a thin layer of petroleum jelly on it.
You can also keep your lipstick off your teeth by applying first a petroleum jelly before your lipstick.
Prevent Uneven Tanning
Before applying tanning lotions or creams onto, try to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly on dry areas in order to moisturize it.
For Facial Mask
You can maintain a healthy and glowing skin by using jelly as a facial massage.
Make a smooth paste by blending some slices of papaya or strawberry and add some small amount of petroleum jelly on it. Gently massage the mixture on your clean face in a circular motion for 10 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.
Other amazing benefits of Petroleum Jelly:
- For long lasting perfume
- For scar removal
- Remove stretch marks
- Effective in lowering the under eye bags
- Prevent dandruff
- As hair conditioner
- For styling hairs
When not to apply petroleum jelly:
- Not to be used for acne or rosacea cure
- Do not use as an anti-fungal
- Do not apply to burns
- Do not apply on new tattoos