Is Vaseline Good for Your Skin?

Vaseline petroleum jelly is an effective skin care product for cuts, burns, hydration and protection. Dab Vaseline on minor cuts to protect the skin, or slather it on the feet at night underneath socks.

For soft skin, rub Vaseline into the hands or feet after showering to lock in moisture. Use it as a lip gloss to hydrate the lips, or dab it on the center of the lip for a glossy effect. To help minor wounds heal quicker, gently rub Vaseline over broken skin before bandaging. For athletes, use Vaseline on the heels to prevent blisters during distance runs.