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Why You Should Incorporate Vaseline Into Your Beauty Routine
Makeup Remover
You can warm up a bit of Vaseline between your hands, rub it on your face — including your eyes and brows — and use a clean cloth to wipe off any makeup before you wash your face. "It's light and lubricated, so the makeup slides right off without harming the skin," explains dermatologist Mona Gohara.
Provided you don’t have very oily skin, Vaseline, because of its sticky nature, works well as a primer for your face, as it won't let the foundation sink into your pores. It can also double as a fantastic eye primer and can help eyeshadows, metallic and shimmery in particular, look richer and more pigmented.
Skin Slugging
According to board-certified dermatologist Jessie Cheung, M.D., “Skin slugging is simply the application of an occlusive to act as a barrier to seal moisture into the skin.” Naturally, Vaseline is the most popular option for slugging as it won't allow any water to leave your skin and will help your skincare products penetrate deeper.
Nails And Hands
Applying moisturizing hand cream, locking it in with a thin layer of Vaseline, and leaving it overnight can massively improve dry hands and painful cuticles. Vaseline “helps your cuticles, keeps your hands and nails hydrated, and works better than callus removal if you put it on your feet and wear socks overnight,” revealed manicurist Vivian Nguyen.
Because of the dewy effect it has on your skin, Vaseline is an excellent substitute for highlighter, and applying it to the high points of your cheeks is a trick makeup artists use in Hollywood. You can also dab it on your eyelids — dab it lightly so it doesn’t end up removing your makeup — and blend it with your fingers for a wet glossy look.