According to About.com, petroleum jelly, which is found in Vaseline, contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from unrefined petrolatum that are considered to be carcinogenic. While Vaseline contains this product, Dr. Alan Dattner of Huffington Post states that all the harmful ingredients are filtered out but may be found in imitation products.Know More
In addition to potentially being carcinogenic, Dr. Dattner states that inhaling Vaseline by placing it under the nose can potentially lead to lipid pneumonia once it reaches the lungs.
Vaseline does little in the way of adding moisture to the skin. The Huffington Post states that Vaseline is water-repellent and not water-soluble, which creates the illusion of moist skin but actually just keeps moisture away. Vaseline and petroleum jelly are also thick, hard to rinse and can potentially worsen acne and rosacea.Learn more about Side Effects
Vaseline is a petroleum jelly, so in order to remove a stain in a carpet, rubbing alcohol, a form of washing detergent or hydrogen peroxide is necessary, and it should be applied after the excess petroleum jelly has been scooped up and removed. Acting quickly is the key to ensuring that no permanent stains remain on the carpet, as the longer a stain is left, the harder it will be to remove.Full Answer >
Vaseline is good for helping tattoos not to dry out. It is a protectant, but not a nourishing cream such as A&D Ointment or Aquaphor.Full Answer >
To get Vaseline out of your hair, wipe it with a tissue, cover it with cornstarch, blot the cornstarch with a tissue, wash the hair twice with clarifying shampoo, apply conditioner, rinse and style as usual. This 45-minute process requires tissues, cornstarch, clarifying shampoo, conditioner, a comb and detangling spray.Full Answer >
Vaseline does not cause lashes to grow, but it does support growth by conditioning the lashes so they are less likely to break. A nightly application of a small amount of Vaseline is sufficient.Full Answer >