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Old 10-14-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Southern Maine, Greater Portland
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I wouldn't dare to use vaseline on my face i would surely break out.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Default vaseline

I was so afraid to use vaseline because i tend to break out. I had these terrible dry patches near my jaw line and a coworker of my sister told me to use it. That was a month ago and I will tell you the texture of my face has improved. The fine lines diminishedand the patches disappeared. I also add a light lotion to it so that it spreads easier. I love it, at 42 this is a wonderful and inexpensive product that i wish i would have discovered years ago.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Maybe it all depends on the skin type, but I would think vaseline would put an oily film on your face that wouldn't work the best with makeup. There are so many other affordable options that I wouldn't use it unless I really didn't have anything else to use.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I'm thinking this would be for nighttime use! I know my dermatologist told me that women are wasting their hard earned money on all these facial creams when vaseline works better them most of them! I can't say as I haven't tried it yet but that was his answer when I asked for a good cream to use to help with aging!!
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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It depends on your skin and what's wrong with it. Vaseline provides a protective coating and keeps the skin from drying out. When I had a very potent peel, I used vaseline on my fact to keep the skin from getting tight and scabbing. I used it for a week. So I would say, only use it if your skin is extremely dry, cracked or burned in some way.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm 53 male and for years I use very light vaseline on my neck, hands and feet after shower to keep the skin smooth and firm. I guess it works, some people said I look 10 yrs younger, no kidding. I read it is one way to avoid turkey neck as one gets older.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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It works great, but I certainly wouldn't use it during the day. I also use it on dry patches on various other body parts too.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:57 AM
 
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Sorry Honey, but you'd have to look under 21 to be carded. There are no restrictions for anybody anywhere for being under 30.
Rep just brought me back to this thread - I thought I'd respond to this.

Actually, many bars and restaurants require their servers/bartenders to card anyone appearing under 30, some under 35.

Now that I'm just months away from 40, I admit I don't remember the last time I was 'carded'. But that's okay - I look great for my age.

Although genetics plays a role for many people, in my case, it's sun avoidance, and I don't pile on make up and never did.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I have a tube of Vaseline in the bathroom that states "won't clog pores". Perhaps it's whipped more to use in squeeze form, making it less clogging. I used it during the cold months and it didn't hurt my skin at all.

Otherwise, I've been using coconut oil. I like how my skin feels but am wondering if it isn't contributing to my breakouts. I have more hassles with my skin post-menopause than I did as a teenager. I'd go back to the Vaseline but I suspect it may feel a bit too heavy during hot weather.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Is Aquafor basically the same thing as Vaseline?

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

I usually just use olive, coconut, or kukui nut oil at home but when we travel, camp, ski, or go to the beach I bring aquafor with me because it travels better. We use it on everything - chapped lips, dry skin, etc - and it's really good. It's like $7 a tub and the tub lasts forever.
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