Originally Posted by DrFunk
I was just wondering if vaseline (petroleum jelly) is a good mosturixer to use during the day.....my skin is pretty oily so i'm juist wondering, thank you in advance!!
Vaseline is an excellent moisturize for the body (don't use it on the face unless you have extensively dry skin). My dermatologist told me that the best moisturizer on the market is plain old petrolleum jelly (IE: Vaseline). For my itchy skin he suggested a warm (not hot shower), followed by a slathering of vaseline to the skin and then air drying. The water helps bring the petrolleum jelly into the skin. I also use it at night on my feet a couple times a week. I soak my feet in warm water then slather in vaseline and put plastic bags over my feet and then socks. It's a bit dicey if you have to get up at night though as it's a tad slippery, so I suggest restricting fluids after dinner time if you want to do this. That way you won't have to get up to go to the bathroom and risk falling. I also use vaseline on my elbows throughout the day.
But I don't recommend it for the face. I would think it would clog the poors and trap bacteria by forming a barrier.