Vaseline Benefits for Skin and Hair

Vaseline Benefits

Vaseline is a jelly that is made of pure petroleum and mineral oils. It’s  also a fatty substance that is used to protect dry skin and one of the components that is used to produce cosmetics such as lipsticks and facial masks.

In fact, Vaseline has many uses and benefits for the skin, hair, eyelashes, and various benefits. Let us discover together the uses of Vaseline through this article.

Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly Uses for Skin

  • Heal cracked feet, elbows, and dry skin areas.
  • Prevents dry chapped lips and gives them softness and smoothness.
  • To moisturize your skin: put a small amount of petroleum jelly on facial skin.
  • Use it after bath to get smooth and soften skin like babies.
  • After shaving use it to get soothe and supple skin.
  • Put petroleum jelly over your perfume points like behind the ear and neck to help your perfume scent stick last longer.
  • Exfoliate your body: mix petroleum jelly with sugar or salt and rub your body for 4 minutes before you take your shower.
  • It cleans wounds and protects the skin from infections.
  • To remove makeup: put some of Vaseline on a cotton ball and wipe off the face makeup with it.
  • Apply it on eyelashes each night to make your eyelashes grow and thick.
  • Protects the skin from wrinkles.
  • Rub your fingers with petroleum jelly to keep them resilient and shiny.

Vaseline Benefits for Hair

  • Moisturizes your hair and make it shiny.
  • Treats Trichorrhexis Nodosa and hair loss.
  • Increases the growth and the length of hair if you apply it 2 hours before you take your bath.
  • Vaseline hides dry and split ends.
  • Removes chewing gum stuck on hair.


  • It is preferable to apply Vaseline before you sleep, otherwise, Vaseline will burn your skin if you expose it to the sun.
  • Don’t use it on acne, irritated and oily skin.
  • After you use petroleum jelly wash your face with soap or cleansing gel.