A tub of petroleum jelly is a staple of most households, it has great skincare properties. Most mother use for newborn babies to prevent nappy rash and dry skin.

However, most of us are seriously under-using the wonder jelly. It has limitless uses from skin care to makeup to health benefits. Here are 5 useful ways you can put vaseline to good use.

Clean up your manicure

Achieve a great nail polish by applying vaseline to your cuticles before polishing. This preparation will keep the colour off of the skin around your nails and save time.

Dry skin healer

Smooth vaseline over cracked heels or dry elbows, slip on a pair of socks, go to sleep, and wake up to healthy, hydrated skin.

Lash conditioner

Treat your natural lashes before bedtime by applying vaseline which acts as a great lash conditioner. Smooth it over your lashes for a fuller set of dark, glossy eyelashes.

Vaseline petroleum jelly(Flipkart)
Vaseline petroleum jelly(Flipkart)

Makeup remover

Before and after makeup preparation is very key. Try DIY scrubs or facemask at home during the weekend for flawless skin. Use vaseline to completely remove your makeup; eyeliner, mascara, shadow, and even the eyelash glue your falsies leave behind.

DIY scrubs

Dry lips? Add a bit of sugar to your vaseline to make your own lip scrub. Or mix it with sea salt and use the mixture in the shower as a body scrub with moisturizing benefits.