Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Magical Jelly

Lately my feet, elbows, and hands have been extra dry and honestly, untouchable. I think it's been the change in weather with little moisture in the air or because I've been slacking off on my lotions. Either way, I had enough of the dry feet and turned to my Great Grandmother's secret. This method has been passed down in my family and it really works!

Before you go to bed, take some Vaseline aka pure petroleum jelly and slather it on your hands and feet. Then put on thin cotton gloves and heavy fuzzy socks (the ones that you always get for Christmas) and wear them throughout the night. Repeat for a couple of nights and you'll have soft, smooth, touchable hands and feet. If your elbows are getting rough, apply a small amount and you won't need to cover them up. When you wake up, your hands and feet won't feel sticky or slimy or oily, just soft. Even your cuticles will become stronger and healthier.

What I love about this idea is that it's very inexpensive and you get fast results. The goo is made from natural oils and healthy ingredients. Lotions don't do the job for me. I found out that almost all lotions contain a large amount of alcohol ingredients which of course dries out the skin. I love this jelly because there is no alcohol.


Other Fabulous Uses
  • Lipbalm: It's a great lip conditioner that you can apply over night or during the day as a clear chapstick.
  • Eyelashes: Rubbing a tiny amount will repair and strengthen your lashes which will result in longer and fuller looking lashes
  • Eyebrows: If your eyebrows are acting out of control, using a small amount will keep your brows groomed and in shape. 
  • Makeup removal: Its natural ingredients allow for easy makeup removal
  • Makeup: You can mix together pigments and the jelly and create a cream based lipstick, eye shadow, and lip gloss.

Have you used petroleum jelly?


Sam said...

Cant live without vaseline jelly as well, its so useful and nourishing to skin!

Dancing Branflake said...

Great tips! During the cold cold months, I need to be more rigorous with my jelly use. Thanks for the reminder (I always forget!)

Vicki said...

I think you may have just convinced me to go buy a tub of petroleum jelly. I've been doing the gloves overnight trick with just regular lotion and it hasn't made a noticeable difference--probably because of the large amounts of alcohol in them! Thanks for the info.

The Fashion Diaries said...

it's so useful! :) check out my new outfit post xoxo

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