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Vaseline is an absolute godsend and who knew that it had so many uses too. This miracle-worker of a product dates back to 1985 when Robert Chesebrough patented the petroleum jelly formula. It was originally created to heal dry skin.
But since its creation, the uses for this thick jelly substance have become tenfold. From skincare and moisturising, to applying an amazing makeup highlight, to preventing diaper rash. Some people even use Vaseline to prevent battery corrosion. Who would have thought? The Mod Maven has gathered 18 amazing uses for Vaseline.
The most obvious use for Vaseline is as a facial moisturiser. You would think that it would clog your pores. But no, it won’t. Vaseline is non-comedogenic. It is best applied at night as it may take a while to be absorbed. Not a look you want to rock during the day
Makes Perfume Last Longer
Applying some Vaseline to your pulse points before applying perfume will make the scent last longer. That is because moisturised skin holds scent better.
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Create Luminous Skin
Definitely the cheapest highlighter available. Simply swap your highlighter for a touch of Vaseline. Apply on your cheek bones, brow bones and a dab on your nose for a dewy look.
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Make A DIY Scrub
For silky smooth skin make your own scrub. Simply add some sea salt and you are good to go. This scrub can be used on your lips and body.
Tame Your Hair
Is there anything more annoying than untamed, unruly hair? Use a touch of Vaseline to smooth split ends and tame fly-aways .
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Prevent Dye Staining
Apply Vaseline to your hairline before dying your hair at home. This will prevent the dye staining your skin.
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Get A Perfect Manicure
Use an earbud/ Q-tip to apply Vaseline along your cuticles. This will not only moisturise, but also aid in achieving a perfect manicure despite enthusiastic application.
Achieve The Perfect Tan
Applying tanner at home can be somewhat tricky at times. No one wants to end up looking like a piebald! Use Vaseline on dry spots before applying the self-tanner. This will moisturise these areas ( usually the knees, ankles and elbows). These areas would otherwise appear darker than the rest of your body.
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The eyelashes are the last thing you think to moisturise. But applying a bit of Vaseline daily to your lashes will help to moisturise and strengthen them. It’s said that Vaseline can help them to grow too! If you’re struggling to to get rid of the glue left behind from your falsies, then Vaseline can help with this too.
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No need to go buy new cream shadows of your favourite eyeshadows. Simply mix in some Vaseline and you have a brand new cream eyeshadow.
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Remove Makeup Stains From Clothes
Use a damp cloth and some Vaseline to remove makeup stains from your clothes. Use it to remove stains form pillows and sheets too.
Easily Open Nail Polish Bottles
Nail polish bottles can be a little tricky to open at times. Apply a little bit of Vaseline to the edge of the thread after you have used it. This can be used on all jars!
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Insert Earrings Easily
Earrings can at times be stubborn and difficult to insert. Especially when you don not wear them that often. Apply a bit of Vaseline to the holes as well as the earring before inserting the earring.
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Shine your shoes, scuffed boots or other leather product with Vaseline.
Heal Athletes Foot
Vaseline will cure athletes foot by suffocating the fungus.
Prevent Nappy/ Diaper Rash
There are many go-to creams for preventing diaper rash. If you’ve run out of those, try using Vaseline.
Sooth Chapped Hands
Apply to the back of your hands and the affected area.
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Maintain Your Razor
Maintain your razor by applying a thin layer of Vaseline in between uses. Ensure that the razor is dry first before applying Vaseline in order to avoid rust.