I can't live without this, and it lasts forever. This is the one product I use constantly and constantly, and won't bother to use another - for my lips. In the winter, my lips can get extremely dry, no lip balm with shea butter/ beeswax/ glycerin can get rid of it despite what magazine articles claim. Vaseline does the job, use it at night, use it during the day when you feel your lips are dry, and use it constantly. I guarantee that you'll feel a difference, lips are almost instantly smooth after using this. I also have a dry patch on my hand, and this makes it more smooth. The best part is that this product is only about $3-4. Everyone should own vaseline! Also, you can use it on nail cuticles, or any place on your body that is extra dry. It's not fancy, but it works.
A little tip for ladies out there with dry lips! Slather vaseline on your lips overnight before going to bed. When you wake up in the morning, after brushing your teeth (and rinsing the toothbrush) "brush" your lips with your still-wet toothbrush. Small circular motions work the best for me. This technique will slough off all the dead, dry, flakes on your lips but because of the overnight application of vaseline, it won't cut up your lips or make them feel raw. After brushing my lips, I usually apply a chapstick with SPF for the day in order to protect my lips and prevent them from becoming chapped throughout the day. Since vaseline doesn't necessarily moisturize your lips (it's more helpful in preventing moisture loss) you can swipe a little vaseline over your chapstick if ypu want extra protection.
Another tip for vaseline? Mix a little vaseline with the remnants of used up lipsticks, placing each in a compartment of a pill box to create your own custom lip gloss palette. I've even mixed together different shades of lipstick to create custom colors. It's fun, cheap, and a great way to use of little bits of lipstick that would have gone to waste anyway.
I use this daily as a lip treatment before I go to bed, and I wake up with hydrated lips :D. I really like how vaseline has so many uses, but it can get a bit greasy at times.
HG for saving winter skin from head to toe. My grandmother who had flawless and ageless skin used this on her face- I haven't been so ambitious, yet- scared of breakout. Nevertheless, use this for everything (even scuffed leather shoes when in a pinch!)
I have dry lips and my lips easily gets chapped if I don't take good care of it (even in the summer). Thus, I have done a lot of research on how to prevent lips from chapping. There are some useful ideas such as if you lips is chapped, you should treat not only your lips, but also the area around your lips as that may be the area drawing moisture away and make your lips chapped. There are also other ideas that you have to stop using petroleum over the lips as that exaggerate dry lip situation (this has been mentioned by a lot of MUA members). However, from my experience, using Vaseline overnight on my lips really does help. So I will keep using it.
I've been using Vaseline on my lips for years and it is a great and inexpensive product. I only use chap stick to prevent chap lips (that is what chap stick is for), like when it's cold and/or windy outside but when my lips actually get chapped (which is rare for me) I put on Polysporin before bed, you cant lick your lips with this on so it's best to put it on right before you actually fall asleep and probably not good for kids... This works great for me and heals them fast.
Vaseline is used to protect your lips and hold in moisture keeping them nice and soft. If i notice any dry skin on my lips, i brush them with my toothbrush a little while I'm brushing my teeth and then put on my Vaseline before bed. Its great!
LOVE Vaseline! It's a basic drugstore product that helps clear up and paper cuts, sores or scratches. Once I had a cut on my lip, so I put some Vaseline on it and it disappeared overnight. I apply some on my cheeks every once in a while because that's where my skin is really dry, and it makes the skin there a lot smoother and nicer. Vaseline rocks!
Perfect for keeping my lips moisturised at home and part of my night routine. Very economical as well. Good also on dry body skin - like the elbows and heels.
The biggest misunderstanding most people have is that vaseline doesn't moisturise so if you do have dry lips, this will do little. What it does do, and why it is so universally loved is that the waxy, oiliness of the petroleum prevents loss of moisture, therefore keeping you lips of wherever you chose to put it soft.
Some people don't but I like the feel of it, but I often find myself rubbing my lips because they feel so silky with it on. I use is as a lipgloss (shovelling it on) if I'm wearing lipstick as I find that wearing too much all day makes my lips dull coloured. I've also never got the gross white stuff on the inside of my mouth which I've heard about.
Also very good for travelling, small tin, and if your prone to dryness on planes you can put a tiny amount on and actually get minimal shininess.
Only problem is that the tin can often get stuck and be a pain in the ass to open as there's nothing to hold on to.
In moisturizing my lips, I must say that Vaseline works wonders. I apply it every night and I had very soft and supple lips in merely two days!
I also love applying Vaseline sometimes when I go out because it gives a healthy shinny glow as if I have clear lipgloss on but minus the sticky feeling.
The downside is I find it unhygienic to scoop it up using my fingers to apply it on my lips. Therefore, I resulted in purchasing a lip brush.
I also found it very inconvenient to bring it around so I only use this at home.