Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vaseline Secrets & Celebs Who Use It

Have you ever heard of your Mother or Grandmother using Vaseline on their face? Well I have, and my Grandmother did it and my Mom does it and their skin looks great! For as long as I can remember, I've always used Vaseline to remove my eye make-up and sometimes I even spread a little on my face before I go to bed. I have really dry skin, so for me - this works well. For those who tend to have more oily skin, this may not work so well.

I have heard for years people debate about whether or not you should use Vaseline on your face and how it can clog your pores. But I have never had a problem with it and it doesn't bother me the way it feels. After seeing how my Mother's skin looks after all the years of her using Vaseline, I know it has definitely done her some good. No, it's not the high end, expensive stuff - but I don't care about that, I care about what works for me - which is why I use it. I have had quite a few people ask me over the years about my skin and my face and how it looks so clear and smooth, and maybe it's the Vaseline? I do not have perfect skin, I have freckles and a few expression lines but I have always moisturized my face a lot. I do it at night, and I also put a light weight moisturizer on in the mornings after I wash my face and before I put on my make-up. If I don't, my make-up feels dry on my face since I have dry skin. I have also loved the sun over the years. I have a natural olive complexion as it is and while I know I've probably been in the sun a bit too much, I think the fact that I have moisturized my skin with certain products including Vaseline, that has helped me.

Like I said, I know this is not for everyone and everyone may not agree with using Vaseline on their face and may think it feels weird, but for ME - it has worked great. I'm not getting any younger, so I am going to continue to use it!

My Mother is in her early fifties ~ I don't think she'll mind me saying that since I'm talking about how good her skin looks . . .and as I mentioned before, she has used Vaseline just as her mother did and I think her skin looks great! Part of it may be genetics of course, but if she hadn't taken care of her skin over the years and taught me to do the same, then it would show.

Mom (50's)
Me (28)
Now I'm not saying that my skin is perfect by any means at all! I have my good and bad days and occasional breakouts - but for the most part, I am pleased with my skin. I think it partly may be in my genes, but I also think it's how I moisturize my skin too.

My Mother and I are not the only ones who do this. Good 'ol Vaseline is one of Tyra Banks and Hillary Duff's favorite beauty products. They put it on their face for a night cream.

Celebs who use Vaseline on their face:

Tyra ~ (36) she uses it to take off her eye make-up, around her eyes and sometimes will sleep with Vaseline on her face (like me.)

J-Lo - (41) she uses it for eye make up remover, which also helps wrinkles around the eyes (that's why I like to use it to remove my eye make-up too!)

Hillary Duff ~ (23) she uses it to moisturize and help dry skin. HD is now the new "Vaseline" girl and spokesperson.

Kellie Pickler

- (24) she told People magazine "I use it on my face. It's so soft on your face and on your eyelids. (Idol pal) Katharine McPhee (26) told me about it."

Halle Berry - (44) she uses it on her lips and lets it sit for about a half an our before applying her lipstick. This keeps them looking soft.

Alek Wek (model) - (33) swears by Vaseline and uses it all over her face and body.

Mini Driver - (40) uses Vaseline to help her age gracefully.

Runway Models ~ an article in Vogue a while back stated that models love using Vaseline as an intense eye and face treatment.

And if you are interested, Here are 50 other uses of Vaseline.

(*UP-DATE - I forgot to mention that I am NOT dipping my fingers in the Vaseline every time I use it. I use a cotton pad or tissue in order to keep bacteria out. I should get the squeeze bottle soon, because that would be even better!)


Llama said...

I love Vaseline! I have super dry skin and it is the only thing that helps! Have you used Aquaphor before? It is like SUPER Vaseline! I need that for the rest of my body. Poor dry me!
I love that so many celebs use it! It def beats spending $200 for a mini bottle of the other stuff they usually use!

Liz said...

Wow, what a great beauty tip! I never knew to use Vaseline on the face, but it makes sense. When a person has dry lips it moisturizes the lips and helps keep them from getting chap. Very interesting!

By the way, you and your mother are GORGEOUS! =) ~Liz

Dee Stephens said...

interesting. I've never heard this? I think it would do me no good at all. BTW - Your Mom does look fab!

Amber said...

Wow, I never thought to put Vaseline on my face. I've always put it on my heels with socks at night if they were a little dry. As far as eye makeup remover, I've been using baby oil but you have to use it so sparingly or you'll have a big mess! Thanks for the tips :)

Candice said...

THANKS FOR THE INFO! I am going to give this one a go. But I have a question, when you put it on your face, how much do you put on? Do you put it all over? And and your mom have AMAZING skin!!!!!!

Sole Matters said...

hmm never thought about using it as eye makeup remover! ive heard of ppl using it for soft lips though. thanks for the post!

Go East Memphis Mama said...

That is really interesting!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I have a friend and her mom who is also in her 50's uses it on her face and she looks amazing. You and your mom are beautiful! I recently started using Vaseline to take off my eye makeup but I tonight I am going to try it on my entire face! Great post and have a nice day!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

I LOVE Vaseline and have been using it for about a yr-- A blogger friend of mine said she used since her teens- she looks lovely-- I wished I would have statrt this back when I was a teen- better later than never right.

I spray my face after I wash it w/ a water bottle then I put a thin layer of vaseline-- I got the tube kind instead the jar vaseline-easier to keep bacteria out- you can find in the baby section-Great post!!!


Brown Girl said...

I love Vaseline, my mom has been using it and so do I. It's good stuff!

Annie said...

you and your mom both have beautiful skin!!
my mom also uses vaseline to remove her eye makeup and i always use to, then i ran out. i need to buy some! i didn't realize it was so good for the face.

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing! Very interesting!! Btw your pictures are looking good!!:)

Anonymous said...

Would you please share with us what moisturizer you use in the morning? What are you favorite makeup products? Thanks for the tip!!


Jenny.Lee said...

I have oily skin so I don't use it on my face but I love it on my lips. Keeps them super soft and smooth!

Leah said...

I also use vaseline whenever my face becomes so dry. I use it everyday for my hands though.

Join the Gossip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! Yours is super cute. I have never heard of keeping Vasaline on your face, but it seems like it really works! Your mom looks amazing! And it looks like you got her genes =)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Interesting!! I may have to try this! I am a beauty-secret/product JUNKIE!!! Thanks for teh tips, girl! :)

| Tex | Fashion Butter said...

Vaseline is the best, I wish I could use it though - oily skin already. You know what else is amazing moisturizer? Olive oil. The ladies here swear by it.

Thanks for commenting on my blog - glad it brought me to yours!

Superchikk said...

That's a really great tip! Thanks for sharing. I would've never thought to use Vaseline!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love it when readers leave comments.

Iva said...

I love it!!! works wonders! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the tip. I am going to give it a try and put it on my face.

Anonymous said...

Great! I'll definitely give this one a try.

Anonymous said...

You can add Patty LaBelle to the list of celebs who swear by Vaseline. She uses it nightly as a moisturizer while sleeping. Her skin at her age is amazing! She was on a Bravo TV show and shared her beauty secret!