Monday, April 3, 2017

Stop Using Vaseline Immediately! 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Put It On Your Skin Again

Petroleum jelly is a staple for many cabinets!

Its function allows it to protect dry skin, cracked skin, minor cuts, scraps, and burns. Also, it aims to protect your skin and lips against dryness and chapping; creating a waterproof skin barrier that blocks the pores and prevents a removal of the toxins.

However, the use of it provides many problems - petroleum jelly leads to an accumulation of bacteria and residue, which can cause various skin disorders, including skin irritation, acne, dryness of the skin and hair, and dandruff.

Here are 3 reasons why you should never put petroleum jelly on your skin.

1. It Causes Collagen Breakdown

The petroleum jelly creates a skin barrier that can contribute to a breakdown of collagen. When this ingredient is applied to your skin, it obstructs its natural ability to breathe and to absorb essential nutrients.


This slows down the cellular regeneration, which results in collagen breakdown. The reduced levels of collagen decrease the firmness and elasticity of your skin, leading to an appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. It Contains Harmful Hydrocarbons

The petroleum jelly contains hydrocarbons that can be stored in the fat tissue throughout the body. A recent study found out that mineral oil hydrocarbons are the biggest contaminant of the human body.

The study discovered that the hydrocarbons can be passed on to the children through breastfeeding, which is particularly harmful because the body cannot metabolize these substances, and once they build up in the body, they can be extremely difficult to remove. According to the researchers, the cosmetic products are the greatest source of hydrocarbon exposure.

3. It Increases the Risk of Cancer

The petroleum jelly contains 1.4-dioxane, a chemical which is classified as a carcinogen. This cancer-causing chemical is present in ¼ of the beauty products.

Apart from increasing the risk of cancer, the petroleum jelly can be responsible for causing severe lung inflammation. The inhalation of small amounts of this ingredient can lead to a development of lipoid pneumonia.