A 41-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Brock Ridenour
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes but...: Vaseline sits onthe surface of the skin. It moisturizes the skin by preventing water from evaporating from the surface. Vaseline works well for some people but in others it can occlude the oil glands and cause acne. Other ways to soften the skin include hydrators (e.g. Hyaluronic acid that binds water inside the skin) and squalane which fortifies the natural lipids in the upper layers of the skin.
Answered on Aug 17, 2015
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience in Dermatology
Moisturizers: Aquaphor ointment is a better option than vaseline for dry chapped skin. Also cream moisturizers are more lubricating than lotions. Cereve cream, ac ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Use moisturizer: Use moisturizer prepared for face. Do not make the water too hot when take shower.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Moisturizer: Vaseline use on the face could actually promote more breakouts . A fragrance free moisturizer and cleanser is acne friendly.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
What about: Ivermectin??? 4-5 pills as a single dose is another option
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month