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  1. Lewis
    January 29, 2015

    So they are basically the same thing? Trying to figure out which would be best for my skin…

    Lewis

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    • MAF
      January 28, 2016

      I don’t believe Vaseline causes acne or is bad for the skin. It has been used for years as a skin lubricant. I used it since a child and have never gotten acne or any other skin problem from it, in fact it helps with dry itchy skin and can actually cure cracked hands over night. My son uses it in the cream form for eczema and it keeps it under control. He used other medicines prescribed by the Doctor and they did not work Also, Vaseline and petroleum jelly can be washed of with soap and warm water after the excess is wiped off.

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      • Rachel
        March 6, 2016

        It should be fine as long as it is not used on the face. The skin on the face is much more prone to oiliness and blocked pores, so if used on the face petroleum jelly will cause acne.

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      • Nuur Bhutia
        October 20, 2016

        As a fighter we have limited options. Although neither of the two helps where pain is concerned but it does help the skin by lubricating it when the punch or Kick connects the face.
        The gloves will tear apart the skin with friction and force of the punch if the jelly doesn’t doesn’t slip it off upon impact.
        The result will still be a K. O but far safer in the long run of a Fighters career.

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      • Rod
        October 18, 2019

        I guess there is always exceptions to the rule. I have used vaseline or white petroleum jelly on my face and hands from the age of 8 and im 52 now. Never had acne. Suffering from dry skin and eczema no other moisturizer could offer better cheaper results

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      • Jax
        April 27, 2017

        Hi, does it also stop the itching? I have Ecema bad on palms of hands and been using prescription creams…Started using vasaline 2 days ago and has helped so much from cracking and splitting skin, which I think is the result of using the cream to stop the itching!!! If so I will just use Vaseline 🙂
        Thanks

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      • James
        November 21, 2017

        It probablt won’t help stop the itching short-term, but will cure dryness (probably the cause) and prevent infection. When you have a skin lesion removed, dermatologists will tell you to plaster petroleum jelly on, as it will actually heal faster under that, and won’t scab. Many moisturisers use it as a base, with other ingredients added to speed up absorption aka ‘vanishing’
        You can also get lighter, liquid paraffin based products for use in the shower or bath, e.g Oilatum

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      • My husband use Vaseline as a child and author all through our marriage for his eczema it really made a difference it worked well
        August 21, 2020

        My husband use Vaseline as a child and author all through our marriage for his eczema it really made a difference it worked well

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  2. Rosemay Martin
    April 13, 2016

    I suffered a second degree sunburn and after trying everything everyone recommended to no avail, I turned to white petroleum jelly and just like that, pure relief and it started to heal emediatly

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  3. Carol
    November 23, 2016

    I cant praise vasaline enough for dry skin. Marvelous.

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  4. bret
    November 27, 2016

    So many red flags, starting with the lede containing the phrase “and that is actually a fact”. All the mumbo jumbo is innocuous until we’re told that both petroleum jelly and Vaseline (they’re the same thing, but not really, but actually yes!) is dangerous for the skin, according to uncited “most research”. The rationale is so absurd—it’s sticky, thus attracting dust, thus causing acne—that hopefully even a half-conscious reader will realize how unsound the advice is. But in case not: anyone here seeking anything resembling medical/personal care advice, be warned that this is NOT the right place; any advice gleaned here should be summarily dismissed.

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    • sumyung
      December 15, 2017

      Ahmen!

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    • Ridiculous
      May 24, 2019

      Ridiculous. This author did no research. They would have realized that vaseline is non cosmological meaning it does not clog pores. It is proven to heal.., sheesh

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  5. Jax
    April 27, 2017

    I have eczema on my hands for lat 2 years… Creams from Dr. Like Ratio- Mometasone, didn’t work the latest one is Ratio- Amcinonide which stop the Itch but dries and cracks the skin badly. I started using white Petroleum jelly and huge difference overnight! Saw the dr. 2 days ago and he said its fine & to continue using it

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  6. David Dedman
    July 24, 2017

    I used Vaseline on my toe fungus that I have had for awhile & it cleared it up in 2 days . I used Dr. priscriptions for years with no results .

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  7. Jason Peake
    August 5, 2017

    I have a wax jacket that needs waterproofing because it’s dried up and the colour has paled and patchy and I just know for a fact I’m going to use Vaseline to refinish and waterproof it, I will rub it evenly all over and especially in the seams and it’s clearly obvious it will darken to its original colour soften up and be instantly waterproof, it may feel slightly moist for a while but it did when I first bought it new, I will be back to update ;0)

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    • Gwenda
      August 30, 2017

      Jason what a fabulous idea. When we were kids we used Vaseline to clean patent leather shoes, they came up a treat snd kept the leather supple without cracking. It has its uses and goes on forever!

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  8. B k y
    February 9, 2018

    I think petroleum jelly is the best especially highness milking jelly, Vaseline is just abrand

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  9. Sunday Badekale
    June 29, 2018

    This is a great secret taught me in 1980 by an old man, when I complaint about the razor bumps after shaving.He told me to stop using the shaving cream and aftershave , and change to Vaseline instead. Since I changed the razor bumps and.the itching are history.

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  10. Rosalind
    February 21, 2019

    My neighbor is 70 yrs old and a prefect complexion. I asked her what she uses she said vasiline. I was shocked. But dang she sure looks good

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  11. Patrick Jason Coloma
    April 2, 2019

    Petroleum Jelly is also best use penis Enlargement? For how many days?

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  12. Peggy
    April 6, 2019

    Will it hurt you if you use it around your nose with oxygen canniis on? They say vaseline will so that’s why I was wondering. I’m really dry around my nose and all my face really because of the oxygen.

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    • Myka
      August 9, 2019

      I use it on my face (around my nose eyes and mouth mostly) and have NEVER had a problem. It has never caused me acne. I put it on before bed most times and my skin looks glowy and healthy by morning.

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  13. Chris
    July 13, 2019

    Terrible article

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    • Gregory J Kelley
      November 4, 2019

      Okay look the Vaseline going on the face thing is pretty easy to explain, Vaseline and petroleum jelly trap whatever the hell is under it and blocks everything above it until it is in the skin, if you are terribly dirty and you cake this product on you, bad idea, the best time to use it is just out of the shower towel off and apply it while the skin is damp, you will be clean and the moisture from the shower will be locked into your skin, this is how I use it without any acne or other skin related problems it works wonders.

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  14. venu
    February 15, 2020

    I have inter trigo in groins and suffering a lot due to itch and burning. can anybody suggest for relief?

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