To all my fellow babes/dudes with eczema

Here are two things that have helped my severe eczema that I’ve acquired since last year, over the course of like 2-3 months.

1) Regular ass Vaseline.

Yes, the product our parents used to slap all over us in the mornings before school that had us looking sweaty all day. THAT vaseline. According to the National Eczema Association, products that come in a ointment form (clear, oily) are better for your skin than products that come in a creamy form (lotions and creams) because the ointments help the skin to retain moisture better. Also, lotions (especially the ones that come out of a pump) and creams contain alcohols so that they are able to easily come out the pump and easier to spread, which can be drying to your skin, which is already dry as hell.

I just slap Vaseline on my skin right after I take a shower, like right after and then I either air dry or put on shea butter and then air dry, but my skin has felt so much more smooth and moisturized than it ever has when I used palmers coacoa butter (jar/tub), cetaphil (squeeze bottle), aveeno, basically any other lotion I have ever used.

2) Oatmeal Face Masks

I feel so dumb because like vaseline has been in front of my face my whole life, so has the rule to incorporate some form of oatmeal in my skin care regimine, but idk I guess I just wasnt paying attention (clearly). So first, I tried the Oatafix face mask by Lush on my face and body (mainly legs), and it cleared up the roughness on my face, but compared to the face mask I do now, it didn’t really make my enflamed areas on my legs go down, plus it stung a little on my face but i stuck through it (also because it smelled so good). So, since I didn’t wanna spend 9$ every three weeks on a small thing of product, I figured I’d make my own using oatmeal, water and honey. And boy… I could tell it works better for me because I used it on my legs and after one use they are no longer enflamed. All the welts and bumps I had from scratching over my clothes have gone down bruh. Like omg.

Forgive me if these techniques are old/obvious because they new as hell to me! lol Good luck if you haven’t tried, and enjoy. I hope this helps

50 Uses for Vaseline

Found this online and I thought it would be really useful:

1. Put a coat on your eyelashes before you go to bed. Lots of people swear by this – and say it will make your lashes grow longer and thicker over time.

2. Put a coat of Vaseline on your feet at night, cover them with socks and wake up to softer feet – every day!

3. Put Vaseline on your elbows every day – they will stay soft!

4. Put Vaseline on your cuticles several times a day for softer and better looking cuticles every day.

5. Put Vaseline on chapped lips

6. Use Vaseline as lip gloss

7. Mix a little Vaseline with a little Kool-Aid powder and make a colored and flavored lip gloss!

8. Melt Vaseline and one chocolate chip in the microwave, mix and let resolidify for chocolate lip gloss!

9. Maintains perfume scent longer when applied at perfume points before spritzing the perfume.

10. Can be used as a moisturizer for acne sufferers (it is a misconception that it clogs pores)

11. Moisturizes severe dry skin

12. Use Vaseline on your knees to prevent that dry, ashy look

13. Mix with sea salts to make a scrub!

14. Applying Vaseline on your teeth prevents lips from sticking to teeth for celebrities and contestants in beauty pageants who smile a lot

15. Applied on teeth before applying lipstick prevents lipstick from sticking on them

16. Massage, baby!

17. Warmed up can be used as a night cream

18. Makeup remover

19. Protects skin exposed to adverse weather

20. Applied under eye shadow it can create a shiny effect

21. Applied on cheeks for a dewy look

22. Can be used to smooth and soothe skin after shaving

23. Used in manicures under cuticles

24. Gets rid of dry skin lines which can arise from washing

25. Lubricates ear lobes and helps to make earring insertion easy and painless

26. Keeps fingernails pliable and resilient

27. Use with your lipstick to create a cream blusher for your cheeks

28. Helps to ease off stuck on rings

29. Tames unruly eyebrows

30. Defines eyelashes and leaves them with a glossy and waterproof look

31. Conditions scalp pre-shampooing

32. Can help prevent chaffing

33. Aids with healing after cosmetic surgery procedures

34. Reduces scaling and itching associated with dandruff

35. Theraputic when applied to lesions caused by poison ivy

36. Can help improve condition of those with atopic eczema

37. Helps heal and protect new tattoos

38. Can protect against harmful hair dyeing, perming and straightening chemicals when used as a mask around the hairline

39. Use a tiny dab to put a quick shine on your shoes and bags

40. Smear a tiny bit on your hands and scrunch through your hair for a choppy look

41. Use just a touch on the ends of your hair to hide dry and split ends

42. Remove makeup stains from clothing

43. Rub Vaseline on the neck of your nail polish bottles and they won’t get stuck to the caps

44. Make your week old nail polish look new again – rub a small dab over the polish.

45. Use a touch of Vaseline mixed with powder eyeshadow pigment to make new colors, or a more solid eyeshadow that won’t get all over your face when you put it on.

46. Stretch your favorite lotion by mixing it with Vaseline.

47. Put Vaseline on your lips, leave it a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush to exfoliate and leave them SO smooth

48. Remove false eyelash glue from your lash line

49. Apply a small amount on dry spots on your body before fake tanning lotions are applied, and prevent uneven tanning!

50. Generously apply Vaseline all over before taking flights to combat associated dryness