A 16-year-old female asked:
does vaseline clog pores and cause pimples to form?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Vaseline is a thick petrolatum based ointment which can clog pores and cause whiteheads to form. If you are using vaseline as a moisturizer if you have excessively dry skin, i would recommend going with a ceramide based lotion.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Does vaseline cause pimples?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you repeatedly: Put vaseline on skin (like face) it can block pores.
4556 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 30, 2018
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