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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Things I'm using Petroleum Jelly for

 As you may know by now, Petroleum Jelly has lots of uses! Currently I'm using it for several things. But, before I get to that, some useful things to do with Petroleum Jelly :

  • Moisturizer. Petroleum jelly is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.
  • Softens your cuticles.
  • Use it as a mask around your hairline to avoid your skin getting stained while dying your hair.
  • Apply to dry ends to prevent split ends.
  • Make up remover.
  • Apply around your nail to prevent nail polish from getting on your fingers. Also apply it around the neck of your nail polishes so they don't get stuck to the caps.
  • Scrunch it trough your hair for a scrunched beach look.
  • Put some on your skin before using perfume and it will last longer.

 There are tons of other uses for it, but those are the ones I thought would be more useful. Now the 4 things I'm using Petroleum Jelly for are: 

Eyelash conditioner:

 I've been applying PJ(Petroleum Jelly) to my eyelashes for about 3 weeks now, I just grab a bit of PJ warm it up a bit between my fingers by rubbing them together and apply it to my eyelashes. 

Here are some pictures of my eyelashes when I started applying PJ: 

After applying PJ:

 Update: I do notice a difference, it's tiny, but then again it's not like your lashes will grow 5''! I'm happy with the results and will continue doing this. I've stopped for a while cuz I'm trying out Lash'em that I got in my October Beauty Army box.

 I will be updating this post about a month from now to compare the pictures and see if there's any difference. This is supposed to make my eyelashes grow and I will be super happy if it does work. In the mean time, I will continue applying it around my eyes on top of my eye cream . The skin around my eyes became softer than before, which is always good.

Foot Skin softener:

 Apply this to your feet every night before going to bed, this has done wonders for me, I can really tell the difference after doing this daily ( along with scrubbing of course). Scrub your feet (once a week or so) to get rid of dead cells, warm up some PJ in your hands, rub it on your feet, put socks on and go to sleep. Its better to wear thicker socks so you don't stain your floors, my socks are the from the "Dr. Scholl's Spa Collection", the socks are also really comfy, that's always a good thing. You will wake up with softer feet, I swear, it works wonders! But don't forget to scrub your feet as well, if you don't it will be harder for the PJ to penetrate your skin.

 Dry knees and elbows:

 Apply some PJ to your knees and elbows before going to sleep, once again I warm it up a bit in my hands before applying. It does work, my knees and elbows are never dry!

Hand moisturizer:

 I haven't bought my hand moisturizer in a while, and noticed my hands were drying badly! To fix it, I rub a nice amount of pj on my hands every night before going to sleep. Without using any moisturizer during the day, my hands feel as soft as when I apply one throughout the day.

 Most PJ will work for any of these options, the one I'm using right now is Vaseline with Cocoa Butter.

Hope this post was useful for you, I definitely recommend this as an alternative for all the options listed before, its a great and really affordable product.


Vaseline: , any drugstore or supermarket should carry it and it's cheap.
Dr. School's socks: you can also find these at Walmart.