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10 Uses for Vaseline That You Didn't Know About

Updated on September 8, 2014

Vaseline; I know that this doesn't necessarily ring a bell for an item that could be very useful. But boy are you missing out. In fact, there are so many uses for Vaseline. I have been using it for years for multiple things. It's only fair that I share my uses for Vaseline with everyone! The only thing you will need is a large tub of Vaseline that you can get from a drugstore for about 3 or 4 dollars. Make sure that for each use, you're only using a little bit of Vaseline at a time. A little bit goes a long way.

1. Chapped lips

This is the number one thing I use Vaseline for. If you're anything like me, you have to apply chap stick every hour to prevent your lips from cracking and getting dry. Apply a little bit of Vaseline to your lips and it lasts so much longer. It will have your lips feeling so soft.

2. Eyelash Growth

This is a tip that my mom seriously swears by. Before you go to sleep, apply a small amount to your lashes. I have never been the type to have long, beautiful lashes. However, I have been doing this for about two years now, and I promise you will notice a difference in your lashes' length and thickness.

3. Dry Skin

Apply Vaseline to the dry skin on your body. It will give your skin so much moisture and have it feeling nice and soft. Make sure to apply it after shaving and it will keep you from getting razor bumps. If you have dry, cracked heels, apply it to your feet and then put socks on. It's best to do this while you're sleeping. But, of course, you can do it any time of day if you hate sleeping with socks on.

4. Cuticles

If your cuticles start to get dry and flakey (yuck), rub some Vaseline on them. Rub it onto your cuticles in circular your motions and you'll instantly notice a difference!

5. Perfume

Vaseline works wonders for keeping your perfume on longer. Rub a small amount on your neck, your wrists, and wherever else you apply perfume. It helps the fragrance to stick to your skin.

6. Makeup remover

Do you use eyeliner and mascara that is impossible to remove, no matter how many times you wash your face? Yea, me too. Get a q-tip, dip it in some Vaseline, and gently wipe it around your eyes. What do you know? That waterproof eyeliner and mascara comes right off.

7. Lipstick

Put the Vaseline on your teeth before applying lipstick, and this will keep the lipstick from getting on your teeth. Let's face it, it doesn't really get more embarrassing than trying to flirt with a guy, laughing a lot, and then having bright red lipstick on your teeth.

8. Rings

Ever had that panicky feeling from trying to get a ring off your chubby finger? Grab some Vaseline, rub it on your finger, and that ring will slide right off!

9. Eyeshadow

Apply Vaseline to your eyelids before putting on your eye shadow. Not only will this keep your eye shadow on for wayyy longer, but it will also make the color of the eye shadow more pigmented.

10. Hair dye

Nothing is worse than getting excited to see your newly dyed hair, getting out of the shower and your eyes immediately being drawn to your skin that was dyed dark brown. Before you begin the dying process, apply Vaseline to your hairline and your neck to prevent this from happening!

I hope this was helpful for everyone, and that you're able to get as much use out of Vaseline that I do. It's crazy to think how useful a 3 or 4 dollar tub of petroleum jelly can be.

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