In 2015, a survey report stated that the American beauty and personal care business reached a market value of 80 billion U.S. dollars. That’s how much American women are spending on beauty and skincare products.
In the market, you’ll find thousands of skincare products to choose from, and sometimes, it’s the simplest one which does the trick. Petroleum jelly was launched in 1897, is probably the single most versatile beauty product you can find.
Here are 12 ways you can use it to make your life better.
1. Natural Skin Glow
When rushing out of the house, apply petroleum jelly as a highlighter to the brow bone, upper cheeks, and inner corners of your eye for a natural, glowy look.
2. Chapped Lips
Petroleum jelly is the best lip balm you can find. To protect your lips from drastic weather changes, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly. I can soften, hydrate, and moisturize dry, weathered lips.
3. Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Petroleum jelly can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Before going to bed, apply petroleum jelly to crow’s feet to moisturize and help increase your skin’s elasticity.
4. Stain Protection
When coloring hair or touching up roots, apply a layer of petroleum jelly to your hairline and areas on your neck. The lubricated jelly acts as a barrier to prevent skin from staining.
5. Cracked Feet
Winters can be harsh on your feet as your skin becomes dry and cracked. By applying a coat of petroleum jelly to the bottom of your feet and covering it overnight with a sock, you can lock in the moisture so that your feet stay soft.
Applying petroleum jelly around your cuticles can prevent polish overflow and spillage, creating a flawless, clean manicure at home.
7. Taming Hair Strands
You can also use petroleum jelly as a substitute for hair paste or gel. The thickened texture of petroleum jelly makes it easy to tame individual hair strands and pieces with your fingers.
8. Preserving Razors
Petroleum jelly can be used to protect metal surfaces from rusting. Apply a layer of petroleum jelly to razors to prevent them from rusting.
9. Eyelash Moisturizer
Coating lashes with a small amount of petroleum jelly can help stimulate lash growth. Petroleum jelly will also help your eyelashes become thicker and healthier by keeping them moisturized.
10. Perfume Base
Keep smelling great for longer with this simple hack. Dab a small amount of petroleum jelly on pulse points before spraying on your favorite perfume. Doing this can extend its longevity to maintain the fragrance all day long.
11. Eye Makeup Remover
Just apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to eyelids and in one swipe remove even the most-persistent and waterproof makeup.
12. Nail Polish Lids
Nail polish lids become tight as the polish between the lid and the bottle dries up. Spreading a thin layer of petroleum jelly around the inside of a nail polish lid will let you unscrew them easily. A simple and effective solution.