13 Genius Uses for Vaseline You Never Knew About
Vaseline costs about three pounds and has a nearly infinite number of uses. From the basic—use it to prevent and soothe chapped skin during harsh winter weather—to the more bizarre—some people apply Vaseline (£3) 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 bathroom cabinet staple.
Use Vaseline to tame frizz and seal dry split ends and even to keep unruly eyebrows in place.
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.
Use a small amount of Vaseline on dry spots before applying fake tan. It will act as a barrier, preventing streaks and stains in areas it would otherwise cling to. Apply it around the hairline before applying at-home colour to prevent hair dye stains too.
Dry lips? Add a bit of sugar to your Vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Or mix it with sea salt, and use the mixture in the shower as a body scrub with moisturising benefits.