Friday 27 April 2018

Tried and tested: ten beauty uses for Vaseline

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

How you can incorporate the inexpensive wonder product effectively into your beauty arsenal.

Invented by Robert Chesebrough in 1870, you would be hard pushed to not find the world famous petroleum jelly in every household in the Western World- it is even estimated that one tub of the product is sold every 39 seconds.

Most commonly used as a lip balm, here are ten secret tricks of the trade, meaning this bargain friendly product can replace a number of your beauty cabinet staples.

Pucker Up

Instead of purchasing lip salves, once a week, mix Vaseline with sugar to create an exfoliator for your lips.


Apply Vaseline to the pulse points where you spray perfume to make the scent last longer.

Foot Loose

After exfoliating, apply Vaseline to your tootsies and then put on clean socks. In the morning, you will wake up to impressively soft feet.

Lash It On

Before sleeping, coat your eyelashes with the jelly. Many people swear over time it makes lashes longer and thicker.

Nailed It

Put Vaseline on your cuticles regularly for softer and healthier looking nail beds.

Beautiful hand with perfect nail manicure

Knees Up

Apply Vaseline generously to your knees, as your would any moisturiser, to help prevent them appearing dry and flaky.


Instead of shelling out on clear mascaras or eyebrow gels, slick some of the jelly through your eyebrow hairs to keep them in place.

Good Pluck

Before tweezing your eyebrows, rub a little Vaseline on the area to soften the skin.

Woman plucking her eyebrows


Vaseline doubles as an effective highlighter - dab on cheekbones for a dewy glow, or use under eyeshadow for a shimmering base.

Smooth Criminal

For hairstyles that require extra tame locks- i.e. a sleek ponytail, use a tiny bit of Vaseline to smooth any flyaway hairs around the hairline.


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