A few days ago, a rash appeared around my abdominal area. I did not know where it came from, it was super itchy and annoying, so I asked my friend’s sister, who is a dermatologist, for some help. Since I can’t have my rash checked up on that day, she suggested that I use some petroleum jelly first until she finds out what’s the cause of my rash was. That’s made me realize how petroleum jelly should be a staple for everyone, especially for beauty geeks (like me)!
Now, if you want to know more petroleum jelly hacks, just keep on reading! 🙂
1. Eyelash Serum (My BFF and I swear by this!)
If you want your lashes to grow and look healthier, apply enough jelly to cover your lashes before you sleep. Leave it overnight, then wash it off the next day. With continuous use, you’ll have your long and thick lashes in no time!
2. Tinted Lip Balm
Do you have a favorite shade of eye shadow that you’ve been wanting to have as a lip color? Just mix that onto some petroleum jelly, and you’ll have your new favorite tinted lip balm on hand in a few seconds. 😉
3. Cheek Highlighter
Just dab a small amount on the temples of your cheeks evenly, and you’re good to go!
4. Teeth Jelly (I admit, I do not like doing this, but I’ve tried it and it works!)
Use this to protect your teeth from getting lipstick stains! Just apply a thin layer over your front teeth before applying your lipstick.
5. Hair Dye Protectant (I’ve been doing this since I was a kid; I used to color my momma’s and poppa’s hair lol. Now, I do it when I color mine.)
Put some petroleum jelly around your hairline and your ears before coloring your hair to keep the dye away from your skin.
6. Ear Lubricant (My pediatrician taught me this trick as a kid. I’ve loved it ever since.)
Put a little amount of petroleum jelly on your ear lobes (near and on the part/s where the hole is/are) to put on earrings easier, and to avoid redness around it!
7. Nail Cuticle / Skin Protectant
If you love nail art, then you’ll love this hack too! Apply some petroleum jelly on your cuticles and the skin surrounding your nails to keep the nail polish off of them!
8. Bad Hair Day Saver
If you have a lot of split ends, try using this to seal them! Just rub a wee bit of jelly on the ends of your hair, and say bye-bye to your bad hair days!
9. Bruise & Wound Protectant
The jelly doesn’t help in healing them, but it does a great job in protecting them! Just apply a thin layer of jelly on your open wound / bruise to have it protected from dirt. That way, your wounds and bruises won’t sting, too!
10. Wind Burn Treatment (I swear by this too!!!)
Petroleum jelly should be everyone’s BFF when it comes to wind burns. Yes, it might look gooey, and it may not look pleasing to the eyes, but it works! It protects your lips from the wind, and keeps your wind burn from burning.
11. Lip Scrub
Who knew that brown sugar & petroleum jelly could be a perfect match? Yup, you read it right! Just mix those two, and scrub all those dry skins away!
12. Soothing Jelly (for fever)
Apply some chilled petroleum jelly on your forehead to keep those bad & hot vibes away!
13. Perfume Preserver
Yup, petroleum jelly can make your perfume last a few hours longer than usual. Just spread a thin layer on your neck and wrists, then top it with your favorite perfume!
14. Mascara Dupe (I haven’t found a mascara that doesn’t smudge on my under eyes so I’ve been using this for the mean time hehe)
After curling your lashes, put a small amount of petroleum jelly on your lashes! Use a spooly (or a mascara brush) to even out the look of your lashes!
15. Brow Serum (This comes in handy when I’m too lazy to prep or fix my brows!)
Put a thin layer on your brows, spread it evenly with a spooly, and you’re good to go! You can also use this as an overnight treatment to help your brows grow! It might feel weird, but we all gotta keep our brow games strong, right? 😉
Have you tried any of these hacks? Or did you see one that you want to try out? Please let me know in the comments down below! You guys know I love hearing from you! 🙂
Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist, cosmetologist, or a professional of any sort. Everything said here is solely based on my opinions and experiences. I found the hacks useful, and I’ve been using some ever since I was a kid, so I thought of sharing them with my readers (if there are!). I hope the list helped you out somehow!