Vaseline has been something that I’ve used for years, and it works wonders! I first started using Vaseline in the seventh grade as an alternative to chapstick. My lips, for some reason, were super dry and chapped at the time. I had a bad habit of licking my lips, which dried them out even more and caused cold sores. I bought Blistex from Walgreens one day hoping that things would get better, but my lips broke out from using it! According to the doctor that I saw, I’m allergic to some ingredient found in SPF 15, which was in the Blistex.
My 12-year-old self was insecure at school. I had chapped lips, an ugly cold sore around my mouth, and I had lots of little bumps all over my lips. My aunt recommended using Vaseline to heal them, and that saved my life! It kept my lips moisturized and it prevented me from licking them too much (that stuff tastes awful). I also loved how it made my lips look glossy when I first put it on. Major confidence boost right there!
The best part about Vaseline? That stuff lasts for years! I bought a 13 oz thing of it in the seventh grade and it lasted me up until I started college. I don’t even remember if the one that I have now is from the seventh grade or if I bought a new one when I started college. Either way, it’s been a long time.
I use Vaseline for more than just my lips. I learned that it could help grow eyelashes and keep your eyebrows in place. During my first semester of college, I applied Vaseline to my eyelashes every night for a few weeks. All you have to do is use your (clean!) finger to put a good amount of Vaseline to your eyelashes. Or if you want, you could use a Q-tip like I did a few times. Try not to get any in your eyes when you do this. I was genuinely surprised by the results. Here’s what my eyelashes looked like about five months before using Vaseline for them…
Here’s a close up of my lashes after a few days of using Vaseline…
And here they are after a month.
I was content with the length of my eyelashes after using them for a few months. Now I put Vaseline on my eyelashes only when I want them to look nice and keep them in place. My eyelashes tend to look a bit rough at times, and Vaseline is great at keeping them in place. It also makes them look longer and more defined. For me, it’s like an easier alternative for mascara. I can never get that stuff on right without making it clump up. Here are my lashes two years later.
And here they are two days ago (four years later).
I’ve also used Vaseline on my feet to make them not so dry. All you have to do is slab a good amount of it on your feet, put some socks on over them, and go to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll have moisturized feet that are nice and soft. I don’t do this too often because 1) I’m lazy, and 2) I don’t have too much of a problem with dry feet.
I’ve used Vaseline on my skin too, and it makes it soft. I do this very rarely, pretty much only when I accidentally take out too much Vaseline for my lips or eyelashes. I rub the rest on my hands and my arms. I don’t like how thick it feels on my skin, so I stick to lotion for soft skin. Vaseline can work so many wonders, and I love it! I’ve learned that it’s good to use for your hair, and it supposedly enhances your breast size. I’m not too sure how true this is, but some girls claim it works. What do you use Vaseline for?