Last week I had a giveaway to win four of Vaseline's new vintage tins that Vaseline kindly gave me for a lucky follower. These were released to celebrate 140 years of Vaseline being what it is; great. Vaseline has always been a household name and has a tonne of uses. Its lasted all these years because its simple, effective and who doesn't love a no-fuss product that can get the job done? From grannies to babies and in between, there is not one age group that can't use or wouldn't love Vaseline.
But after 140 years the same old product can be a little lacking when there are so many new things that pop onto the shelves. However Vaseline has really kept up with the best of them and I personally not only love the little handy tins for using on my lips, but there body lotions are to die for. I have banged on about the spray and go cocoa butter spray so many times. Most recently it was in my last monthly favourites. These lads and ladies know how to make a good product. And because I'm feeling inspired by the lovin' Vaseline has been getting this year, I thought I'd give you a few of the do's and don'ts to round it off. You might learn a new use for the product or bust a myth!
- DO use it on your lips. Its the obvious one but had to be said.
- DO use it on flyaways or unruly eyebrows.
- DON'T use it as an alternative for lube. Vase isn't made for internal use and can damage condoms.
- DO use it on cracked heels or dry skin. Vaseline acts as a barrier so moisture can't escape from the skin, while also hydrating it.
- DO use it on the ends of your hair to add moisture and protect from split ends.
- DON'T use it on your teeth. The myth of models rubbing it on their teeth so they smile is not healthy. Vaseline isn't good to invest.
- DO use it if you suffer from thrush and want to take a bath. Smothering yourself externally 'down there' acts as a barrier because water and oil (or Vaseline) don't mix.
- DO use it to help take off heavy makeup, especially eye makeup as its so gentle.
- DON'T apply it too thickly over skin or hair as it will just be a layer of goo that wont sink in.
- DO use it on new tattoos. They have to stay moisturised and hydrated until there healed.
- DO use it on areas that could chaff if your going to be exercising
Do you love the vintage look as much as I do?