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5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care

Taking great care of your skin does not have to break the bank. In fact, there is a super cheap skin care product that will help you take great care of your skin if you are looking for it.

 

Petroleum jelly.

You probably saw it at your grandma’s house while growing up.

Yes, this cheap skin care protectant packs a lot of punch when it comes to taking care of your skin.

In this post, we will uncover 5 of the ways you can use petroleum jelly for skin care.

 

Disclaimer: Check with your dermatologist to make sure petroleum jelly is safe to use if you have concerns about your particular skin type.

Let’s dive right in.

 

5 ways to use petroleum jelly for skin care

 

  1. Use petroleum jelly to relieve dry skin and lips. Dry and flaky skin can lead to severe skin damage if you don’t take care of it. Thankfully, petroleum jelly does a great job of helping you lock moisture into your skin to keep it from drying out. Use it on areas of your skin that get super-dry.
  2. Use petroleum jelly for diaper rash. Before we had those expensive diaper rash creams, petroleum jelly was used by millions of moms to help keep the rash away. It may not be fancy, but it works. This research study supports what moms for known for decades.
  3. Petroleum jelly is excellent for wound healing. In this research study, scientists were able to show that petroleum jelly keeps wounds moist which allowed those wounds to heal faster. Furthermore, they showed that compared to Aquaphor Healing Ointment (a more expensive option) patients who got petroleum jelly treatments had less redness around their wounds. Minors burns and cuts will benefit from a petroleum jelly application.
  4. Use petroleum jelly to remove eye makeup. Pesky eye make-up. Sometimes your wipes simply don’t get the work done. In those cases, petroleum jelly might help you.
  5. Create your own body scrub with petroleum jelly. Add sea salt or sugar to petroleum jelly and create your own body scrub! If you use exfoliators already, this may be worth a try for your skin routine.

 

Now for the downside of petroleum jelly.

 

Like anything else, it might not be for everyone.

This is why you should ask your dermatologist before you use it. If a skin condition you have worsens because you use petroleum jelly, it is time to stop using it.

Last but not least, if you have oily skin, petroleum jelly may clog up your pores. In this case, it may not be advisable for you to use it.

What other ways have you used petroleum jelly?

 

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