Slide into better beauty with these 10 Vaseline hacks

At this point, we’re pretty sure every medicine cabinet in the world is home to a practically unused jar of Vaseline. Think about it: We all seem to have the lip moisturizer laying around somewhere, but when was the last time you actually reached for it during your daily beauty routine? After years of neglect, it’s time to put our (seriously underrated) jars of Vaseline to good use. And as it turns out, Vaseline is pretty much the ultimate beauty hack. Check out our fave beauty uses for the catch-all product below:

1. Make your perfume last longer.

Rub some Vaseline onto your wrists before spritzing on your perfume for a longer-lasting scent.

2. Remove stubborn makeup.

If you can’t seem to remove all your eyeliner and mascara with your go-to makeup wipes, dip a cotton swab in Vaseline and swipe it over your eyes. It’ll remove waterproof mascara in no time at all—and act as a makeshift eye cream while it's at it.

3. Upgrade your mani.

Apply a thin layer of Vaseline along your cuticles and the edge of your nails before you apply a coat of polish. It’ll keep varnish from getting all over your fingers...and moisturize your cuticles at the same time.

4. Keep hair dye where it belongs.

If you’re planning on DIYing your next dye job, apply some Vaseline along your hairline and on your ears before you color your hair. It’ll repel the color, so you don’t have to deal with scrubbing off any splotchy dye spots. 

5. Tame flyaways.

If your pony isn't looking so slick and there’s no hairspray in sight, rub Vaseline between your palms and smooth it over your hair for a seriously chic look.


6. Soothe cracked heels.

When the cold weather gets you and your feet feeling down, slather a generous amount of Vaseline onto your heels, pop on your fuzzy socks and hit the sack...then wake up to gloriously soft skin.

7. Combat chub rub.

Say goodbye to all the discomfort of chafing by applying a small amount of Vaseline to your inner thighs. Don’t go overboard, though—too much Vaseline can lead to a melty mess in the summer heat. 

8. Work wonders on your eyelashes. 

Not only will Vaseline remove your waterproof mascara, it also can replace the product altogether. Vaseline separates lashes, moisturizes and is even rumored to help them grow. Sounds like a win-win-win!

9. Keep your split ends in check.

If unattractive split ends are downgrading your 'do, apply some Vaseline to your ends to smooth things out. Again, though, keep it minimal to avoid the grease factor.

10. Create your own DIY body luminizer. 

Mix one part Vaseline with one part of your go-to liquid highlighter for an easy DIY glow. Slather it onto your collarbone, shoulders, and shins for a luminous look.

What's your favorite Vaseline beauty hack? Do you have any secret beauty weapons? Let us know!

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by Mallory Walker | 2/1/2016