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Petroleum Jelly Pros, Cons and Side Effects for Facial Use

Vaseline® has been a fixture in homes for decades. This much-loved product is safe to use on your body and your face. The triple-purified petroleum jelly helps restore the skin and seal in moisture making it ideal for use on the face.

No matter which skincare products you're currently using, here's why Vaseline should be incorporated into your beauty routine:

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly Benefits for Face

Why does your face need petroleum jelly? Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly is dermatologically approved. It is great for slugging. But what is this? Basically, it is the process of locking in your skin’s moisture.

Start by going through your nightly skin care routine as you usually do. Then top it with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. This way, you are protecting your skin, giving your chosen products more time to moisturise your skin.
So: applying Vaseline® Blue Seal Original Petroleum Jelly daily will keep it healthy and moisturised.

Benefits Of Petroleum Jelly

Healthy facial skin protects you from the elements. Stressors like wind and cold weather strip your skin of moisture. This degrades your skin’s protective ability, and it begins to feel rough and to crack.

Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly creates a barrier that locks in moisture. Applying Vaseline® softens the dry surface cells. Apply it on your lips as well, as one of the benefits of petroleum jelly on lips is that it keeps your lips moisturised and soft.

Are There Any Side Effects For Facial Use?

Petroleum jelly is typically safe to use on the face, but it may not be suitable for everyone or all skin types.
Like any product petroleum jelly has pros and cons. People with pimples sometime experience breakouts after applying petroleum jelly to the face. As Vaseline® helps seal moisture into the skin, always apply it to freshly cleansed, damp skin

Vaseline® is clinically proven to be mild and gentle. However, everyone’s skin is different, so it is always recommended when trying a new product to apply a small amount to the inner elbow for a few days to check its compatibility with your skin

Advantages Of Using Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline® does much more than moisturise skin. Here are additional benefits of Vaseline®:

  • It can be used as a makeup remover. It will break down your makeup and allow it to wipe right off. Just be careful not to get it into your eyes.
  • Many overlook the benefits of petroleum jelly on hair. Frequent exposure to sun, wind and pool water dries out your hair. Petroleum jelly adds shine to your hair and reduces the look of split ends. To apply to your hair, rub a small amount of Vaseline® between your palms and disperse it through your strands.
  • It also protects your face from hair dye. You can use it along your hairline every time you dye your hair to avoid getting colour onto your skin.

What Is The Recommended Usage To Avoid Side Effects?

If you don’t experience allergic or adverse reactions when you apply Vaseline®, you can use it as frequently as needed to enjoy the benefits of petroleum jelly.

Apply the petroleum jelly using your fingertips. Before you apply it, wash your hands and face thoroughly with soap and water. For best results apply to damp skin to lock in the moisture. Caution to be taken if skin is broken.

Last Word

We triple purify our Vaseline petroleum jelly to bring you the purest jelly that we can. It is dermatologically approved and is safe for daily use. It should be a staple in your skincare routine due to its skin restoring and replenishing properties. Use it daily and enjoy the Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly benefits for your face.

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