Hands up if you have a pot or two of Vaseline in your house? There’s a high chance that there are oodles of people waving their hands in the air like they just don’t care right now, because Vaseline is a household name. This petroleum jelly can now be found across the globe, but did you know that it’s actually been in our lives since 1872? Patented originally by a chemist by the name of Robert Cheesebrough, he soon realized that the mixture of waxes and mineral oils had a variety of uses – but we bet he couldn’t have imagined just how popular it would become.
While most people know that Vaseline is used first and foremost as a skincare product, it might surprise you to know that you can use this product for so much more than that. You can use it around the house, you can use it to perfect your appearance, and you can even use it to heal ailments. These are all of the ways you didn’t know you could use Vaseline.
If you had to think about how much money you spend on skincare products, you would probably cry a little. By the time you add up all of these price tags, you’re looking at a huge amount of money that could go towards something much more important. That’s because you don’t need to spend so much cash on these products, and you can make similar ones at home. In fact, one of the best ways to remove blackheads actually involves petroleum jelly.
All you need at your disposal is Vaseline, plastic wrap, tissue paper, and a washcloth. After washing your face, coat it in Vaseline and then cover it in the plastic wrap. Then, place a hot towel over the plastic and let it loosen the blackheads underneath. After five minutes, you can