Beauty on a Budget: How One Jar of Vaseline Can Heal All Thy Winter Woes

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There comes a point every winter where not even all the cute snow boots, cool coats, and chic layers aren’t even enough to get over that cold weather slump. I for one probably now lack upper body strength for all the times I’ve had to dig my car out of the snow. Blech. But thankfully in these trying times, a girl can cling to her beauty routine.

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Vaseline Healing Kit

Now this might be a NYC thing, but who here remembers back in the day when mothers would send their children out on those blistery cold days with Vaseline on their little faces to protect them from the wind chill? I remember chuckling at some of my classmates, but boy were their moms onto something! Winter + Vaseline Jelly = the same feeling of euphoria you get when there’s only one pair of shoes left in your size AND they’re on sale. There’s so many ways to include Vaseline in your winter beauty regimen—and you’ll want to because boy does skin get DRY during the winter. Luckily Vaseline Jelly helps to heal dry skin by locking in much needed moisture. One of my favorite ways to protect my skin against the wild frontier that is NYC when the weather gets below 34°F is as soon as I’m out the shower and my skin is a little damp, I’ll add a little Vaseline Jelly to my skin. I feel all pampered and soft plus I get a little glow. But there’s tons more ways to incorporate this budget beauty buy into your routine—in fact Vaseline sent over a Healing Kit for me to share with you all complete with some healing recipes so that you, too can ward off the effects of the Polar Vortex.

Healing Scrub

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1. Mix Vaseline Jelly with sea salt to create a scrub
2. Apply to legs and rub in a circular motion to buff skin gently and help get rid of dry skin
3. Rinse scrub off with warm water
4. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline Jelly to heal and moisturize dry skin

This is amazing especially on rough areas like the heels of the feet as well as elbows and knees. And we all know how these areas can take a licking this time of year (Also, an age-old beauty trick that still works extremely well—after your shower at night, slather Vaseline Jelly on your feet and then slip on socks—when you wake up in the morning your feet will be ridiculously softer AND you can even prolong a pedicure).

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I also love using a teeny bit of Vaseline Jelly mixed with a bright lipstick to make a gloss or lip stain—depending on the color you use, you can also use it as a moisturizing blush :)

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How do YOU use Vaseline Jelly in your beauty routine? Tell me in the comments :)

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Vaseline Jelly through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Vaseline Jelly, all opinions are my own.

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A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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2 Responses to Beauty on a Budget: How One Jar of Vaseline Can Heal All Thy Winter Woes

  1. Andrea says:

    I love Vaseline. I had a mom that would pretty much oil us up head to toe daily, so it stuck. I can’t relate to people who run around looking like Ashy Larry.

    It keeps my feet nice and soft. Last time I went for a pedicure, the lady told me I needed to pick another selection, b/c the one I had picked had treatments I didn’t need (no calluses)….hahahaha.

    I have always done the vaseline +socks routine for my feet, on my elbows, on my knees…

    And for years it was my primary lip balm. You got me all hooked on color but if that wears off I’ll try the homeade lip gloss/stain. Great and simple idea.

    I also use the Vaseline gelly “gel” that you put on after you get out of the shower.
    Basically, I am all about staying greased up and non-ashy at all times…

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