Vaseline Jelly is the original skin treatment that has been around since 1872. It is made from petrolatum jelly, which is used as a skin moisturiser and also for hair grooming. It was once used as a sun cream in rat survival kits during World War 2. Today, it is used to treat dry, cracked skin and also on minor cuts and burns for relief.
Dry skin occurs when the skin’s natural protective barrier becomes damaged and as a result, it can become irritated. Causes of dry skin can include external and internal triggers. External triggers for dry skin include:
Not all causes of dry skin can be controlled. Therefore, it is important that the right treatment is used.
Vaseline is suitable to be used by anyone who is looking for a treatment that will moisturise the skin and treat minor cuts and scrapes. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to petrolatum jelly. Anyone who is using any other form of treatment should speak to a doctor or Knightsbridge Pharmacy before using.
There is no reason as to why anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding cannot use Vaseline. Though it is recommended that anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding consults a medical professional for advice before using.
Apply the Vaseline to the affected area of the skin when it is needed. If problems still persist when using, then speak to a doctor or Knightsbridge Pharmacy for advice.
Any side effect of using Vaseline is most likely to be caused by an allergic reaction. If you notice any side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Knightsbridge Pharmacy as soon as possible.