A trusty tub of petroleum jelly is always handy to keep around for an incredible number of reasons. Beauty-wise, here are a few of the more unexpected uses for Vaseline that you might want to know. By Alyssa Dhaliwal
Psst, you can use Vaseline petroleum jelly on your hair, skin and nails! Photo: unsplash.com / www.pexels.com
1. Use Vaseline to… tame your brows.
No clear brow gel? No problem. Dab a little Vaseline along your brows and brush them into place with a brow spoolie and you’re good to go. Some people even use it as a clear mascara on the tips of their lashes: It can make your lashes look darker, fuller and more glossy while conditioning them at the same time! (Just avoid getting too close to the lash line to prevent eye irritation.)
2. Use Vaseline to… seal split ends.
If you’ve got no time for a trip to the hair salon or are trying to grow your hair out before you get it trimmed, try a little Vaseline on the split ends of your hair to seal the cuticles. Just avoid using too much or it might make your hair look greasy.
3. Use Vaseline to… have a clean and fuss-free DIY manicure.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the steadiest hands or the most practice at doing your own nails. Just rub some Vaseline along your cuticles and around your nails so that any polish that gets on your skin comes off easily when the polish is dry. You can also use this technique for DIY hair dyes so the skin along your hairline doesn’t get stained.
4. Use Vaseline to… make your perfume last longer.
Perfumes “adhere” better to moisturised skin, but you don’t need the matching body lotion in the range to get the most out of your perfume. Just rub a little Vaseline into your skin where your pulse points are (wrists and behind your ear are two of the best spots for wearing perfume), and spritz away.
5. Use Vaseline to… customise your cosmetics.
Have a gorgeous sparkly eyeshadow pigment you want to wear on your lips? Or perhaps you just want to turn a powder into a cream product. Just add some Vaseline to your pigment (you can mix it in a little disposable tub or on the back of your hand in a pinch), mix away, and apply!
6. Use Vaseline to… make a DIY scrub.
If you’ve got dry and flaky lips that need some TLC, Vaseline makes a great lip scrub when mixed with some sugar. Gently rub it across your lips in small circular motions to get rid of all the dead skin, then wipe off the excess with a damp towel or tissue.
7. Use Vaseline to… gently remove false lashes.
If you’re a fan of false lashes, you’ll know that the removal process can be a little harsh. Tugging them off your eyelids aren’t a great idea as your eye area is incredibly delicate. If you’ve used a particularly strong lash glue or just want a gentle removal process, simply use a cotton bud to apply some Vaseline to your lash line and wait a few minutes before gently peeling the lashes off.
This article originally appeared on www.herworldplus.com.