Keeping your skin soft and silky all year-round is easy if you have the right products on hand. You don’t have to buy expensive skin creams to keep dry, flaky, scaly and rough skin at bay, either.
Use cocoa butter lotion for deep moisturizing
Lotions containing cocoa butter add moisture to your skin. Cocoa butter contains natural vegetable fats and waxes, which penetrate the skin for deep moisturizing. It’s also rich in emollients, which help skin hold onto moisture, creating long-lasting softness. Smooth on a lotion such as Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Lotion right after your shower and before bed to give your body an all-over radiant glow.
Exfoliate to keep skin glowing
To banish dry, scaly skin, exfoliate at least two or three times a week. An easy way to do this is to add salt or white sugar to petroleum jelly and gently scrub your face and body. Rinse off well and use plenty of lotion to hold in moisture. Exfoliating gives skin a soft, healthy glow.
Protect skin from extreme weather
One way to keep skin soft is to protect it from extreme temperatures and wind. Smooth a thin layer of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on cheeks, nose, lips and hands when you are outside to add a layer of protection in harsh elements. Winter athletes go so far as to cover their skin with a thin layer of petroleum jelly to not only protect the skin, but also to retain warmth.
Prevent blisters and callused feet
Runners, cross-country skiers and dancers all spend a lot of time on their feet and can end up with unsightly blisters and calluses. Take a trick from these athletes and protect your own feet from damaged skin: Rub a thin layer of petroleum jelly on your feet before putting on socks and footwear. Or try Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Gel Oil for added protection and moisturizing.
Smooth away fine lines
Petroleum jelly is perfect for smoothing away fine lines around the eyes and mouth and holding in moisture. After washing your face, smooth on your favorite face cream and then add a layer of petroleum jelly. This retains moisture and helps make it feel softer and smoother. Try using petroleum jelly on rough, hard-to-soften spots such as elbows and knees to smooth away the years.