Though we're always obsessed with the latest and greatest beauty products, there's a reason why some items in our routines are tried-and-true classics.
One of our favorite iconic formulas is probably in the back of your medicine cabinet: Vaseline. It's been around for 150 years for a reason — Vaseline is a multitasking miracle cream, and it's time it got its due diligence. It's not just meant to be used for burns, as a lip balm, and as a diaper rash! Rather, it can be relied on for a slew of time- and money-saving tricks that will keep you hydrated from head to toe.
Read on and learn beauty hacks featuring petroleum jelly.
Help Remove Lash Glue
Don't tug on those falsies at the end of the night. It's bad for the delicate skin around your eyes. When dealing with some particularly stuck lash strips, smudge some Vaseline into your lash line with a cotton swab. Wait a few minutes and then carefully peel away.
Aid Earring Insertion
If you don't wear earrings regularly, putting those studs in can be surprisingly painful. Rub your lobes with a little Vaseline beforehand for an easier time.
Illuminators are all the rage, but don't think you have to spend extra money to get the gorgeously glow-y look. Dab a bit of Vaseline on your cheekbones for a dewy finish.
Soothe Cracked Heels Overnight
Summer sandals can transform even the softest heel into a scratchy, flaky mess. Before bed, slather your feet in Vaseline and then put some socks on to wake up to tender tootsies.
Define Lashes Naturally
If you're more of a minimalist when it comes to beauty products, you can still get shiny, thicker-looking lashes without mascara. Vaseline applied to the area makes lashes look longer and more voluminous, and it's rumored to help them grow faster.
Protect a Sore Nose
When you have a cold or allergies, runny noses will often lead to redness in the area. Chapped, cracked skin caused by excessive tissue use can be avoided by dabbing a bit of Vaseline on and around your nostrils to add moisture back.
Tame Stubborn Brows
Eyebrow cowlicks are obnoxious, but smoothing some Vaseline over your brows will keep them in place all day. Dab the pad of your ring finger in the jar, rub both fingertips together to distribute the formula, and then smooth it over your arches. For a sleeker, more defined look, follow by styling strands with a brow comb.
Moisturize Your Face
Contrary to what you may think, Vaseline is noncomedogenic, making it OK for use as a face cream without worrying about clogged pores. While acne-prone beauties may want to confirm with their dermatologists, others may just want to give it a whirl. As Redditors say, go ahead and live that #sluglife.
Protect Skin When Dyeing Your Hair
It's hard to convince your date that your hair is naturally red if you have patches of hair color on your forehead. By slicking some dabs of Vaseline on your hairline before your appointment, the dye will stain the jelly, not your skin.
For nine more of POPSUGAR Beauty's uses for Vaseline, click here.