15 Crazy-Awesome Uses for Vaseline
Vaseline costs about $4 and has an infinite number of uses. From the basic—use it to prevent and soothe chapped skin during harsh winter weather—to the more bizarre—some people apply Vaseline ($4) to the inside of light bulb sockets and glue bottles to prevent sticking—good old-fashioned petroleum jelly is one multitasking beauty product that doesn’t limit itself to the realm of beauty.
Keep reading to find out 15 more unexpected uses for this longtime medicine-cabinet staple!
Use Vaseline to tame frizz and seal dry split ends and even to keep unruly eyebrows in place.
MAC Pigment in Vanilla ($39)
Turn any of your favourite loose pigments into cream eye shadow or blush by mixing them with Vaseline. You can also make a tinted lip balm this way. But our favourite application is combining Vaseline with a shimmery pigment like Vanilla from MAC to create a dewy highlight.
If you’re embracing the no-makeup look, trade in your mascara for Vaseline. Smooth it over your lashes for a fuller set of dark, glossy eyelashes. Bonus: Vaseline also makes a great lash conditioner.
James Read Tan Express Bronzing Mousse ($70)
Use a small amount of Vaseline on dry spots before applying self-tanner. It will act as a barrier, preventing streaks and stains in areas it would otherwise cling to. Apply it around the hairline before applying at-home colour to prevent hair-dye stains too.
Dry lips? Add a bit of sugar to your Vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Or mix it with sea salt and use the mixture in the shower as a body scrub with moisturising benefits.
Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($12)
Keep your razors like new by smoothing a very thin layer of Vaseline onto the blades between uses. Make sure they're completely dry first to prevent rust.
How do you use Vaseline? Add your crazy awesome uses to our list in the comments below!
Updated on May 5, 2016.