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Old 08-20-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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my mom used it on her face.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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My mother and grandmother used Ponds Cold Cream, which I don't think has petrolatum products, but beeswax instead. My grandmother was a smoker but still had beautiful creamy complexion. Maybe I should try it!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Should I tell my zits they are myths?

I dont think they would undertstand.
You can talk all you want to your zits if you like.

I have found that Paula Begoun is usually correct in her research and have trusted her site and opinions when it comes to choosing facial products and cosmetics. Of course, your individual results may vary.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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Vaseline is thick and could clog your pores and give you red ugly nasty pimples so becareful to apply only super thin layer at most...
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hydration is the key to keeping skin soft and supple. Vaseline is a barrier which when applied serves to keep the skin's natural moisture from evaporating. But if you put it on and go to bed then most of it will be on the pillow, not on your face.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:26 AM
 
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A few months ago I ran out of my usual Jason green tea based cream so I started using this pure coco butter I had bought when I was pregnant to prevent stretch marks. It goes on kinda greasy but its a great base for a little cover up (which I use very sparingly in a few reddish areas on my cheeks and under the eyes) as my skin had become quite dry as I got into late 30's and this makes the cover up go on very smoothly. So I've been using this for a few months now and I'm liking it. Its greasy when you put it on but within an hour it soaks in.

So perhaps something that has that greasy feel that softens the skin but eventually soaks in might work nicely for you?

I thought vaseline is oil based, like the oil we put in our car, so it sounds kind of industrial if you think about it. Rather go with something natural that is sinking into your pores and your body. But I really dont know about the make-up of vaseline and probably am way off base.. Someone enlighten me.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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A few months ago I ran out of my usual Jason green tea based cream so I started using this pure coco butter I had bought when I was pregnant to prevent stretch marks. It goes on kinda greasy but its a great base for a little cover up (which I use very sparingly in a few reddish areas on my cheeks and under the eyes) as my skin had become quite dry as I got into late 30's and this makes the cover up go on very smoothly. So I've been using this for a few months now and I'm liking it. Its greasy when you put it on but within an hour it soaks in.

So perhaps something that has that greasy feel that softens the skin but eventually soaks in might work nicely for you?

I thought vaseline is oil based, like the oil we put in our car, so it sounds kind of industrial if you think about it. Rather go with something natural that is sinking into your pores and your body. But I really dont know about the make-up of vaseline and probably am way off base.. Someone enlighten me.


Here is interesting history of petroleum jelly:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_jelly
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Despite all of the beauty jargon of "clogging" pores petrolatum has been used successfully as a moisturizer for many years. I think the reason it's so effective is that it creates a barrier that keeps your skin from losing moisture. I would recommend it for very dry skin. Maybe vaseline is too cheap so it doesn't seem posh even though it works. I have very oily skin and I also have dark black skin. I use vitamin e oil on my skin at night during the winter. I have absolutly no scientific proof, but I think it helps skin heal and removes discolorations from the skin without changing my skin color. As for the vaseline, I would say take the advice of people who actually use it. Based on what I have seen and heard it works. (no spellcheck sorry)
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I've been told how beautiful my skin is all my life. I am a lifelong user of vaseline. One friend i have asked me what i used on my skin and she started using it too. It messed her skin up.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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It sounds gross and I personally don't want petroleum products on my skin, so I only use products with plant based ingredients, such as Aubrey Organics or Dr. Hauschka.
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