Vaseline Is Really Bad For You, Read Why!!! by Olivia Lawler - Musely
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Vaseline Is Really Bad For You, Read Why!!!

posted in Skin & Body
12/11/2014
  • First, a quick primer on where petroleum products like Vaseline come from, and why they’re not eco-friendly: Petroleum jelly is basically a byproduct of the oil industry. It’s a leftover residue created during the refinery of crude oil, and as such, isn’t a sustainable resource, according to many. Still, some argue that the demand for Vaseline is hardly what’s pushing the world towards oil shortage; gasoline and plastics are a more immediate concern.

  • While petroleum is generally regarded as “safe” for use in cosmetics, there are some very cosmetic reasons for not using it Because petroleum jelly forms a seal over the skin, it disrupts the bodies process of elimination of toxins through the pores, potentially trapping them under the skin.
    It creates a false sense or “feeling” of skin comfort and hydration while in fact it does nothing to nurture, heal or restore natural moisture to the skin.
    It slows cellular regeneration, which can damage collagen, elastin and connective tissue and contribute to the appearance of aging.

  • It’s used as a base for cosmetics and medications because it stays on the skin but, while it is classified as non-comedogenic, it is also water-repellant and not water-soluble, making it difficult to cleanse from the skin. Even a minimal daily application can build up in the pores and attract dirt and bacteria, causing breakouts and skin irritation.

    I don't know about y'all but I don't want to be putting gasoline impurities on my face. Vasiline is very popular it's used for everything but maybe we should stop and think, what is this.

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