As strange as it sounds, vaseline actually does help with puffy eyes, and you probably have more than one tub lying around in your house right this very moment!
Looks like vaseline has more to it than just being a lip balm. Due to its lubricating properties and the fact that it creates a moisture barrier, it performs really well for keeping the skin plump. Moisture barrier means to retain the moisture within the skin, kind of creating a blockage towards the outside environment. It’s a protective layer, hence helping retain the suppleness of the skin.
Jennifer Anniston who doesn’t ever seem to age swears by it. She uses a dab of vaseline, enough to cover her eye area, every night before going to bed. So how exactly does this work? We at Try Articles have gathered some really interesting information for you to benefit from.
Let’s first look at what Vaseline really is, and why pick this for aiding puffy eyes.
Scientifically Vaseline is a semi-solid mix of hydrocarbons, which is chemically derived from natural petroleum. It glows bright blue under a black light! Who knew Vaseline was this cool! Apart from all the science behind this wonderful product let’s jump onto its benefits. Vaseline helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps to make skin look healthy and beautiful.
It’s famous for healing dry skin and chapped lips, healing wounds. But, it really doesn’t end here with this product. It also helps in soothing burnt patches. Now, as we already know the area under our eyes needs much more TLC (Tender Loving Care) than anywhere on our body. It is the thinnest of skins on a human body.
Being thin it is more prone to getting wrinkles and lines. And furthermore, our eyes being the focal point when someone sees us, they give away a lot. Tired, or energetic, the difference is always very visible and not hard to see.
How To Apply Vaseline For Puffy Eyes
The best time for its application would be before going to bed. That’s when our skins go into repair mode. Wash your face and complete your nightly skincare routine. When, the canvas is ready, which is your face, just take a tiny amount and gently massage the contours of your eye area. Make sure you cover the outer corners of the eyes where the crows feet form. This massage technique will also help with the blood circulation in that area.
This will further help tame the vessels and reduce the puffiness in the morning. The aim is not to make the skin drink up the petroleum jelly there and then. This process needs to work all throughout the night. You will see a mild sheen, almost like a thin film of it on your skin. This film has helped retain the moisture all night and once you wash your face again in the morning you will notice how soft, supple and bright it looks.
Vaseline being a wonderful product will surprise you even further. Let us share with you some awesome DIY Vaseline masks. You will surely notice a tremendous change in your skin with these. We will be pairing vaseline with some incredible ingredients and curate some fine masks for achieving beautiful skin.
DIY Vaseline Mask 1
- Rose Oil
To start off, measure 2Tbsp of vaseline and melt that in the microwave for 30 secs on high power. Now, combine the melted vaseline with 1Tbsp each of wheat germ oil and rose oil. Let it sit for a while and let the mixture thicken. Next, slather it on and sleep with it. The Wheat germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which in itself is an anti-oxidant. It helps reduce skin damage, battles free radicals and aids in collagen production.
Whereas, Rose oil has brilliant emollient properties for moisturizing the skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin. Honey is antiseptic and very hydrating for the skin.
DIY Vaseline Mask 2
- Egg Yolk
- Almond Oil
Honey is antiseptic and very hydrating for the skin and so is the Almond oil. The egg yolk is added in for protein. The drill is the same for the start: melting 2Tbsp of Vaseline in the microwave and then adding 1Tbsp of Almond Oil and Honey. Separate the yolk from the egg in a separate bowl for safety purposes. Then mix the egg yolk with the rest of the mixture. Apply it to your face generously and leave it on for 30 minutes, tops. Wash off with desired water; tepid or cold.
DIY Vaseline Mask 3
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known as the miracle plant and for all the right reasons! It’s packed with anti-aging benefits. It is soothing, hydrating and very moisturizing. All that an inflamed read puffy eyes need. As simple as the ingredients are, just repeat the same drill of melting the vaseline and add in the same amount of Aloe Vera gel.
Keep this recipe as 1:1 to get a nice applicable consistency. Apply the mixture to the area around the eye area and either leave it overnight or wash off after 20 minutes. Use this mask twice a week for amazing results.
How amazing is vaseline? Which you thought was merely a lip balm or a foot massaging cream. The best part? It’s cheap and you probably won’t be running out of it too soon.
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