a year ago
Petroleum jelly on the lips seals in moisture and therefore keeps lips from chapping. When I was younger, I got very ill and was super dehydrated, and had cracked lips with almost scabby skin on the edges (gross, I know). It was recommended to me to use Vaseline by a GP, and a good layer of it fixed the problem, so I've been using it ever since. It helps keep lips smooth and chap-free. However, I think it can good to use this in conjunction with a balm that explicitly adds moisture like a good lip butter. I generally like using the butter to prep lips for lipstick and the Vaseline any other time, particularly before bed. It's also worth noting that some people have petroleum jelly allergies and it's worth testing it first if you think you're prone to that sort of thing, but it is definitely not inherently harmful. I have a sensitivity to some other common balm ingredients like beeswax and appreciate that this stuff is more straightforward.
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