You may use Vaseline for almost everything in your house, but we’ll give you a few good reasons to stop using it.
Researchers have found that it’s unhealthy, and you shouldn’t use it to heal your chapped lips. Vaseline is definitely the last thing you want to use for your baby’s diaper rash or dry skin.
Petroleum jelly or Vaseline, it’s the same thing – a product made from the remains of the oil refining process. It was first discovered in the mid 1800’s, and people used it to coat the bottom of the oil rigs.
Petroleum jelly is a byproduct which means it isn’t natural, and can impose serious threat to human health.
How it works?
Vaseline is added to many products including baby care products, lotions and creams. It’s supposed to protect and moisturize skin, but it creates perfect conditions for bacterial growth and clogs bores.
You should never apply Vaseline on your burns, because it stops the body’s natural ability to fight off the heat, and it remains deep within the tissue.
Here are some more disgusting facts about Vaseline:
Skin can’t absorb Vaseline, and it’s exposed to severe health ailments. Petroleum jelly blocks the body from absorbing the substances that actually heal these ailments.
A 2011 study found that Vaseline is rich in hydrocarbons, and these are one of “the greatest contaminants of the human body.”
- Destroys collagen
Petroleum jelly doesn’t alloy your skin to breathe and absorb. The skin spends more collagen to retain its natural moisture.
- Estrogen boost
Estrogen dominance is a condition in which the body is flooded with estrogen, and low in progesterone.
This leads to infertility, menstrual issues, allergy symptoms, and autoimmune problems. Xenoestrogens in Vaseline increase estrogen levels in the body.
Vaseline increases the risk of lipid pneumonia, because the body is unable to dispose of the substance, and this leads to severe lung inflammation.
There are much better alternatives, and we suggest that you use these instead of Vaseline.
- Shea butter
It’s rich in vitamins A, E, and F. Shea butter nourishes skin, and gives enough fatty acids. It stimulates the production of collagen, and prevents inflammation. It has no side-effects.
It does miracles for your skin, and you can use it to treat chapped lips or instead of your regular body lotion.
- Coconut oil
We’ve already discussed over the benefits provided by coconut oil. It is rich in fatty acids, lauric acid, and offers strong anti-inflammatory potential.
- Cocoa butter
It’s rich in antioxidants that protect skin, and prevent pre-mature aging.