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Vaseline Jelly, the miracle cure to help dry winter skin

Vaseline Jelly jar
Vaseline Jelly jar
Courtesy of Vaseline

With these record low temperatures we have been experiencing, my family’s skin is in dire need of deep moisturization. Vaseline Jelly just sent me a Healing Moisture Recipe Kit and it couldn’t have come at a better time!! Vaseline Jelly was discovered in 1870, which makes it the original dry skin healer. Vaseline Jelly effectively locks in moisture to deeply heal dry skin. Vaseline Jelly is triple purified to be 100% pure and safe. My family and I love using Vaseline because it has many protective and preventative uses, including personal care, baby, beauty, athletic, and more.

Exactly how does Vaseline work to moisturize and heal skin? Vaseline Jelly locks in moisture by creating an intercellular occlusive layer below the surface of the skin. Semi-solid at room temperature, the product liquefies when it is rubbed, allowing it to penetrate the skin and reform as an effective moisture barrier in the stratum corneum. This unique skin moisturizing mechanism is unlike many other ointments and creams on the market that just sit topically (e.g., silicone), or enter and exit the skin too quickly (e.g., mineral oil). Sitting inside the surface skin, the Vaseline Jelly fills in for (or substitutes) the body’s intercellular lipids, which are lost in dry skin conditions, fortifying the skin’s natural moisture barrier. By locking in moisture, Vaseline Jelly helps creates the ideal conditions known to help with desquamation and the acceleration of the skin’s own natural barrier recovery mechanism.

In the Healing Moisture Recipe Kit that I received, Vaseline included some amazing recipes to help moisturize and heal dry skin. During the winter months my wife gets a slight case of eczema on her hands and she tried Vaseline’s Moisturizing Hand Cream recipe. Before bed, she spread a layer of Vaseline on her hands and covered them with a pair of cotton gloves. In the morning she removed the gloves and dried off the leftover Vaseline. She really liked the simplicity of the recipe and how effective it was. She did the treatment three times a week and noticed a significant difference in her hands. She also tried the foot treatment and felt it worked well too.

My daughter was also suffering from severe dry skin due to the harsh winter we have been having. I used Vaseline on her hands and cheeks to help with the windburn and around her lips to help heal her chapped lips. I found that Vaseline works the best for her because of how gentle it is. Her hands were so raw from the harsh cold that some of the creams she used gave her a stinging sensation.

In this extremely cold weather I highly suggest using Vaseline to keep your skin moisturized. It’s cost effective, easy to use and packaged in a convenient, recyclable flip cap jar making it easy to access with just one hand. Depending on if you buy a tub or a tube of the original Vaseline Jelly, the price can range from MSRP $1.69 up to MSRP $4.29. All Vaseline Jelly variants are available at food, drug and mass retail outlets. For more information, please visit

Below are some of the recipes for you to try at home.


  • Before bed, apply a layer of Vaseline® Jelly to the top and bottom of your hands
  • Cover hands with a pair of cotton gloves
  • Let hands soak in Vaseline Jelly overnight
  • Remove gloves in the morning and dry off the remaining Vaseline Jelly


  • Before bed, apply a layer of Vaseline® Jelly to the heels and balls of your feet
  • Cover feet with a pair of socks
  • Let feet soak in Vaseline Jelly overnight
  • Remove socks in the morning and wipe off the remaining Vaseline Jelly
  • For best results, use once or twice a week


  • Apply Vaseline® Jelly Baby to warm washcloth
  • Use warm washcloth to apply Vaseline Jelly to your baby’s bottom to help prevent diaper rash


  • Mix 2 tablespoons of Vaseline® Jelly with 1 tablespoon of fine sugar to create a scrub
  • Apply to face and rub in a circular motion to buff skin gently and help get rid of dry skin
  • Rinse scrub off with warm water
  • Apply a thin layer of Vaseline Jelly to moisturize to heal dry skin
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