Vaseline is an OG skincare product that work wonders on our skin, especially when it gets cold out. According to David Petrillo, chemist and Founder of Perfect Image “Petroleum jelly allergies are very rare, making it safe for even the most sensitive skin types.”
Since its invention, we’ve found so many other uses for Vaseline that don’t just involve skincare—seriously, it’s limitless.
From using it as a killer highlight for the skin to apply it to the inside of light bulb sockets and glue bottles to prevent sticking, Vaseline is one multitasking beauty product that has so many uses. And we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite uses for the Vaseline that feel almost life-changing.
Prep Skin for Fragrance
Did you know that moisturized skin can hold scents better? So, rub some Vaseline on your pulse points before applying fragrance to make it last longer.
Tame Your Hair
You can tame frizz, seal dry split ends, and even keep unruly eyebrows in place by Using Vaseline. Since it’s safe to use, you don’t have to worry if you get any on your skin.
Switch your highlighter for Vaseline. Just apply a dab on the high points of your face for a luminous, natural glow. Keep in mind that Vaseline can clogs pores, so if this is the case with you then maybe don’t follow this tip, or apply it very lightly.
You can use Vaseline to remove makeup stain from your clothes, pillows, blankets, and sheets. Later throw it in the washing machine to ensure you completely remove it.
Clean Up Your Manicure
You can get a perfect manicure by applying Vaseline to your cuticles before applying nail polish to keep color off of the skin around your nails.
If you want to achieve the no-makeup look, trade mascara for Vaseline. It will give you a fuller set of dark, glossy eyelashes. Bonus: Vaseline can also be used as a great lash conditioner.
Need a good leather polish? Buff a little Vaseline onto shoes, bags, and any other leather goods that need polishing.
Gentle Makeup Remover
Vaseline is a great alternative for a makeup remover that can be expensive and tough on your eyes. It is inexpensive that can gently remove mascara, eyeliner, shadow, and even eyelash glue residue.
Prevent Rusting Razor
Smooth a thin layer of Vaseline onto the blades after every use to keep your razors like new. Make sure the blades are completely dry to prevent rust.
Need a great fix for dry lips? Make your lip scrub by adding a bit of sugar to your Vaseline. You can even mix it with sea salt to use it as a body scrub in the shower.
Prevent Nail Polish Bottles from Sticking
Smooth a dab of Vaseline under the cap of your nail polish to prevent it from impossible to open. This will make the polish stay fresh forever