10 Reasons Why You Need Vaseline in Your Cosmetic Bag

By Editorial Staff in Health and Fitness On 28th August 2015

1. Makeup Remover

Vaseline is a great makeup remover. It can easily remove even waterproof makeup products, such as lipsticks, eye liners, and mascaras. If you want your lips to be soft, we recommend you to make a vaseline peeling mix a pinch of sugar with vaseline and rub the mixture in your lips in circular motions. When you are finished, clean the mixture off your lips with a dry tissue. This chemical-free scrub will both moisturize your skin and remove stubborn waterproof lipstick.

2. Protection from Hair Dye

If you dye your hair without any professional help, then there is another good reason why you should have vaseline at home. You probably know how embarrassing it may be to see that the skin along your hairline is covered in stains. This problem is easy to solve simply apply some vaseline on the hairline just before you start dyeing your hair. When your hair color is applied, you can wipe off the vaseline.

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3. Highlighting Skin

Vaseline can be used as a beauty product instead of expensive highlighters. Apply a very thin layer of vaseline on your cheekbones. It will give you a sheer, natural glow and radiance. You can also apply it on your eyelids to create the so-called ‘wet' look. Do not use too much of the product to avoid unnaturally shiny and even greasy look.

4. Skin Softener

Vaseline has always been used as a skin softener. One of the most known recipes is to apply vaseline on dry skin before you go to bed, cover the area so that you wouldn't accidentally wipe off the product in sleep and leave it for the night. What you will see in the morning is soft, healthy skin. Vaseline serves as a good hand skin protector in winter. Many professionals who frequently wash their hands, such as doctors and cooks, apply vaseline on hands throughout the day in order to improve dryness that is caused by soaps.

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5. Longer and Thicker Lashes

Vaseline protects lashes, nourishes them, and promotes their growth. Apply a thin coating of vaseline on your lashes and brush them. Do it regularly before going to bed. In the morning, wipe off any excess and wash your face. If you know that your eyes are highly sensitive, do not follow this advice.

6. A Brighter Smile

You may have wondered how movie stars and pop divas can have smiles that are this bright. Their secret weapon is old good vaseline. Apply some of it on your teeth. Vaseline is safe and contains no toxins. So even if you accidentally swallow some, it will do no harm to your health.

7. Silky Hair and Healthy Ends

Repairing split ends and smoothing fly-aways has never been easier. Apply a small amount of Vaseline on your split hair and rub it through your hair. This trick works even when you simply need to tame your ponytail, braid or any other type of hairstyle when a few strands escape.

8. Make a Cream Makeup

Vaseline can help you save money. For example, you can mix it with any other makeup product, such as blush. Not only will you improve your look, it will make your cosmetics last longer. Blush mixed with vaseline can also be applied on lips instead of lipstick. Finally, this kind of makeup will additionally moisten and soften your chipped lips and protect them from the sun or wind.

9. Tamed Eyebrows

Plucking eyebrows is a painful procedure. You can make it less unpleasant by applying some vaseline on your skin before plucking the hair. Vaseline will soften your skin and hair and weaken the resistance. So, besides tweezers ladies are recommended to have vaseline in their makeup bag.

10. Exfoliant

Call it whichever term you prefer scrub, peeling or exfoliant vaseline mixed with sea salt can be successfully used to remove dead skin cells, dust, and excess oils off your skin. More than that, this mixture will moisturize and soften dry skin in a matter of minutes. After applying such a scrub, you will not need any other creams. It will save money and time, since you can exfoliate your skin and moisturize it in one single step.