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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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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 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 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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Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Is it true that vaseline petroleum jelly good for my skin?

Sometimes: Vaseline petroleum jelly is an inexpensive skin protectant. It is an occlusive hydrophobic ointment that will prevent epidermal moisture loss and soften the surface. It reduces transepidermal water loss by almost 98 percent and is non-comedogenic. ...Read more

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