5 Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly for Skin Care

One of the most common (and inexpensive) products found in your medicine cabinet can actually have  a lot of skin care uses! Here are five skin care uses for petroleum jelly:

  1. Petroleum jelly is great for moisturizing–apply it when your skin is damp.
  2. For minor cuts and scratches use petroleum jelly to keep the wound moist, which will help prevent a scab from forming which will take longer to heal.
  3. Apply petroleum jelly to the feet or thighs to prevent chafing.
  4. If your baby has a diaper rash, apply petroleum jelly during each diaper change and the rash should clear in about three to four days. If it doesn’t see a dermatologist.
  5. Apply petroleum jelly to your nails and cuticles to prevent polish chipping and minimize brittleness.

These tips are demonstrated in “5 Ways to Use Petroleum Jelly for Skin Care,” a video posted to the American Academy of Dermatology website and YouTube channel.

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