We all know the popular brand “Vaseline” but what is it really?
As for your skin? According to Denno, Petroleum jelly can create the illusion of moisturized, hydrated skin, all the while suffocating your pores. It’s water-repellant and not water-soluble, meaning it merely seals the barrier so that moisture does not leave the skin. So while you might feel the instant gratification of a softened surface, you’re actually drying out your pores by keeping out air and moisture. (Huffington Post)
Petroleum Jelly is a product of mineral oil which is contaminated with toxins and harm our bodies. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want cancer, and I will avoid it at all costs.
Mineral oil is available in different grades. At the bottom of the list, so to speak, is “technical” grade, which is used to lubricate engines and equipment. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that this unpurified form contains contaminants that have been linked in studies to an increased risk of cancer. (Dr. Frank Lipman)
How can we reverse the myth of petroleum jelly being a moisturizer?
THROW IT OUT!
There are so many beneficial oils nature has given us to allow us to moisturize our skin and remain healthy. People who are in the business of mechanics are known to use petroleum jelly to clog draining pipes, yet we use it on our skin without thinking of the potential damage we are doing to our bodies. Unless you are in the business of clogging pores, I do not recommend using this product. Alternatively, use coconut oil as a moisturizing lotion, olive, or grapeseed oil.
If your pores are clogged,
- Go to your fridge and use egg whites until it dries on your skin
- Peel it off or wash it off with a warm rag.
Stay safe. Be healthy. Live Free
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