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Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Not unless you have: Unless you have extremely dry skin you will find this too greasy. I like Eucerin eczema care cream with ceramides. ...Read more

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Petroleum Jelly (Definition)

Petroleum jelly or vasoline can be used as a barrier ointment for like diaper rash, eczema ...Read more


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I have sensitive skin and my face gets very dry and at times can be painful and now I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

I have sensitive  skin and  my face gets very dry and at times can be painful  and now  I use petroleum jelly at bedtime, but, i still have the problem?

Get it evaluated: It sounds like you might have a condition that is treatable. Sometimes lotions instead of ointments work better. Lots of people use eucerin cream for hydration. I would recommend you see your doc and get some recommendations on alternatives. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: petroleum jelly if applied to dry skin can cause irritation to an already inflamed skin, make sure you apply it on a cleansed bit moist skin, better after using cream soap, if the problem persists, see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

Is it safe to use physiogel and petroleum jelly at the same time on my face?

See below: Using both shouldn't be necessary. Physiogel cream should provide adequate moisturizing for your face & is hypo-allergenic, soap-free, & non-comedogenic. Petroleum jelly might tend to clog pores & is quite messy. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Please tell me, could i be allergic to petroleum jelly on my face but not anywhere else?

Irritation rather: not an allergic reaction, your face is always exposed to air, sun and different agents , so it reacts differently, avoid petroleum jelly on your face, apply moisturizers on a rather damp skin, not dry skin, after washing with a cream soap ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Is it safe to apply vaseline 100% petroleum jelly to face and other parts of body such as eyelashes?

Yes: It is safe to apply vaseline to your facial skin. If some gets into your eyes, it will not damage the surface, but it could significantly blur your vision for awhile. ...Read more

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Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?

Moisturizer: Vaseline use on the face could actually promote more breakouts . A fragrance free moisturizer and cleanser is acne friendly. ...Read more

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Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Is petroleum jelly safe for sex?

Better options.: Using petroleum jelly for genital lubrication is reported to make some women more susceptible to vaginal infections & sexually transmitted diseases: http://tribune.Com.Ng/news2013/index.Php/en/component/k2/item/8338-using-petroleum-jelly-as-genital-lubricant-exposes-to-hiv-infection. ...Read more

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