A 38-year-old member asked:
can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Controversial: Many anecdotal reports of successful use of vaseline as moisturizer (sounds plausible since ointments moisturize better than creams or lotions or gels), but there is concern that, as a petroleum product, it may be associated with (breast) cancer or other cancers. Some state it clogs pores, while others declare it helps remove makeup. Ask dermatologist for a specialist's opinion.
Answered on Nov 22, 2017
Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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