Some months ago on Lagos Talks, Vaseline beauty hacks was a subject. I enjoyed it, was even amazed at some of the hacks. Beauty hacks, when you know them save the day. And the fact that they can also extend the functionality of some of these common household items, wow.
Vaseline isn’t usually something a regular person will intentionally buy and put in her makeup bag or kit. It’s one of those household items you forget to buy over and over again. I have had to ask someone to buy Vaseline for me when I kept forgetting to buy. There was a time it was my body cream and for a while, I remembered to buy but that was all it was used for – body cream.
I initially decided I was going to make a compilation of all the Vaseline beauty hacks I heard on the radio but then I thought, there would be, definitely be more beauty hacks for Vaseline. Off I dash to Google and oh, I am not disappointed.
I have compiled these hacks and brought them into our very own, we need to be able to adapt and not use big terms. Some of what I saw online were just unreasonable, so well, what is on this beauty hack list is reasonable. So let’s go girls!
-Soften and smoothen cracked heels
Vaseline helps to mend your heel cracks and make your heels smooth. Just apply some on your heels, wear socks and then sleep overnight. You will wake up to smoother heels. After a while, they become softer than the day before.
– Use Vaseline as lip balm
Many of us know this already. It’s a Vaseline beauty hack so it is worth mentioning. Moreover, we forget this and go all about looking for lip gloss when we have Vaseline within reach.
-Open stuck nail polish covers
After a while of using, nail polish covers become stubborn because nail polish is dried up on them. You can apply Vaseline around the base of the covers to soften things up and make it easier to open.
-Make your perfume last longer
This Vaseline beauty hack is becoming very popular lately. This is what you do, apply Vaseline to areas where you spray your perfume. It stays on longer because of the petroleum jelly than if it was on your bare skin.
-Hold down fly away hair
Baby wipes are so good at helping you keep your hair neat. You can check here for other incredible uses of baby wipes. Vaseline when applied and used to smoothen and press down the naughty hair strands works.
-Apply to cuticles to make nail polish last longer
To make your nail polish last longer, you should avoid adding the polish to the bed of your nails. Apply a little Vaseline to your cuticle while using a nail polish. It will help trap the excess polish and stop it from getting to the base.
-Make your eye-shadow shine
For eye shadows that are matte, Vaseline helps to make it glossy. Here is how to achieve that: apply a little Vaseline to your eye lids. That serves as your primer, then apply the eye shadow. It may become messy far into the day if you have an oily skin.
-Remove eye makeup
Dip your cotton bud into Vaseline, apply to your lashes or mascara to make it come off easily and completely.
-Mix with broken eye-shadow as lipstick
You can mix a fair amount to Vaseline and eye-shadow to make a lip colour. Mix them in the ratio of how deep you want your lipstick to be- greater eye shadow pigment or more Vaseline.
-Apply to your eye lashes
Rub the entire length of your eye lashes or false lashes with Vaseline to give it a nice shine and glow. It gives your natural eye lashes a longer look, maybe not fuller but at least, longer.
Do you know of other Vaseline beauty hacks? Please share with me in the comments section.
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