I have psoriasis on my shins and elbows.
Years ago, I was searching for something I could use to help tame periods of inflation and discovered vaseline. Although it doesn’t cure psoriasis, it does lock in moisture if you apply it right after a shower.
When we moved to France, I looked high and low for vaseline, but it was challenging to find. I did manage to find a small travel size tub at a pharmacy in the next town over. Then one day, one of my friends told me, in France, it’s considered mainly a sex lubricant. We both had a good laugh.
That’s when I realized all the different uses for vaseline.
51 Uses For Vaseline- The multi-purpose item you should pack in your luggage on your next trip.
It’s like magic to me and literally replaces dozens of products I use and frees up tons of suitcase space too.
Makeup & Beauty Enhancers
1-Apply a very light coating of Vaseline before flights, and you won’t get that icky dry skin feeling. It prevents moisture loss.
2-Seal in moisture after a hot shower:
3-Put under eyes to keep wrinkles at bay.: Jennifer Aniston does this, and she looks flawless.
4-Rub a little on fine lines like your crow’s feet area. It will reduce the appearance of fine lines.
5- Night time Hand and feet moisturizer: Make this a nightly ritual and put a pair of socks over your feet, and you will have the most touchable, softest hands and feet in the world.
6- Night Cream: Just warm it up for a few seconds and apply a thin coat on your face.
7- Lip cream replacement: Halle Berry puts some on her lips and lets it set before putting on lipstick. I actually think it makes my lips look plumper, but it feels great.
8- Cracked heels: Apply daily and nightly and watch your cracked heals turn to butter.
9- Dry elbows:
10-Stretch your favourite lotion by mixing with a little Vaseline each time: Great for travelling with a small amount of your favourite cream.
11- Body scrub: Mix a little sea salt in a bowl with some Vaseline, and you have a pretty darn good body scrub. This keeps my hands caress-able.
12- Chapped Lips: Rub on lips and watch the magic happen. I think it is better than chapstick.
13- Make-up remover: J-Lo, aka Jennifer Lopez uses Vaseline as a make-up remover.
14- Make your lip gloss colours: I love this. Get a spoon full of Vaseline and melt it in the microwave. Add a sliver of lipstick and pour it into a portable container and let it cool. It will harden and turn to lip gloss.
15- Blush: Use the lip gloss recipe above as a cream blusher. Or add a little powdered blush to Vaseline to make cream blusher.
16- All over body moisturizer:
17- Eyelash s strengthener: Put some on your eyelashes before bed to make them longer and thicker. Some women swear by this.
18- Mix with eye shadow to make new creamy colours.
19-Harsh weather skin Protection: Put some on exposed skin before going out in harsh or windy weather—example on your hands and cheeks.
20- Apply under eye shadow for a shiny effect:
21- Rub a little on your cheeks for a dewy, radiant look
23- When dying your hair, put a little along your hairline to prevent your skin from touching the chemicals and dyes.
24- Hide Split Ends by rubbing some on your hands before applying to split ends. Great for when you can’t get to the salon.
25- Hair Gel: but only a little bit, or you’ll end up looking like a greasy drowned rat.
26- Hair scrunched: rub a little on hands and scrunch hair to give a tousled wavy look.
27- After Shave balm: apply to smooth and soothe your skin
28-Condition your scalp with a little before shampooing.
Health & Personal Care
29- Helps calm rashes like poison ivy.
30- Reduce scaling and itching from dandruff
31- Can improve and ease the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis by helping to get rid of dry patches.
32- Moisturiser for people with acne: No, it does not clog pores.
33- Use as a diaper rash cream for babies.
34- Thermometer lubricant: Apply some to the thermometer when taking your baby’s temperature through the rectum.
35- Male genital rash: Yes, you heard me right. if it works on baby rashes, why not male genital rash. (NON-STD TYPE ONLY)
36- Helps alleviate toenail fungus. YUCK!
37- Can prevent chaffing: Runners sometimes put Vaseline on their nipples to prevent chafing caused by t-shirt friction.
38- When applied thick to the scalp, it eliminates lice by smothering them.
39- Minimize your allergies: Place a little under the nose, and you’ll trap pollen before it enters the nostrils.
40- Nail and Cuticle Care: Rubbing a little Vaseline on your cuticles helps keep your cuticles softer and healthier.
41- Hemorrhoids: Yes, applying a little Vaseline can help relieve the
42- Protects and Hasten healing of burns, cuts and scrapes: put a little on the affected area to seal the wound, preventing germs from getting in the wound.
43- To care for and reduce scarring after surgery: This apparently is standard post-surgical therapy. Who knew?
44- As um a personal lubricant. wink wink. But never with a condom because it will make the latex fall apart.
45- Fuzzy Photo Effect: An old photography trick is to smear some Vaseline on a lens filter to give it that foggy effect.
46- Fix squeaky doors: There are squeaky doors everywhere.
47- Remove gum from hair: rub on gum and surrounding area. Take a comb and gently start to comb out.
48- Remove rings that are stuck on your finger.
49- Shine your shoes or leather bags with a dab of this and rub vigorously.
50- Remove lipstick / Make-up stains from clothing and napkins: just rub a little on the stain before washing.
51- Lubricate suitcase wheels and skateboard wheels too.