It’s that one product we all have somewhere in the house. We used it at some point or other. But did you know that Vaseline is the worst thing for your lips and skin?
Vaseline is a mineral oil which is found at the bottom of oil rigs. Yes, it’s that yucky black stuff that coats the oil rigs. How icky is that? While it gets cleaned up in the refinery process, there’s no way we can even know how clean it actually is after it’s been refined. There may possibly be carcinogenic toxins still lurking in this stuff. Now the mere thought of where this comes from makes me want to steer clear of it. Imagine putting that on your lips and injesting it? No thanks!
The other reason Vaseline is so bad for is that it doesn’t actually moisturize your skin at all. You may think it’s working because your lips feel wet but the truth is that this petroleum jelly sits on the surface of your skin and there is no moisture that actually gets in or out. This means that while it may prevent your lips from further dryness, it does nothing to heal your skin. Healing properties equal a big fat zero!
Since it acts as a barrier, your skin is prevented from breathing, thereby not releasing the natural toxins that your skin always releases, and this can lead to infection and bacteria.
So stay away from this stuff. It gives you a false sense of staying hydrated and moisturized. There are many better options out there, like shea butter an lanolin. Oh and did I mention I am working on a fab lip balm? Coming soon!! Stay tuned.
Check out my latest Youtube video. Link is up above.
Keep hydrated. Stay Fab. Love, Pina xoxo