How do you wash off vaseline – from your skin, face, hands etc.? Sometimes just using water is not enough. What is the solution? Read below the list of 6 different ways you can apply.
How do you wash off Vaseline?
- Use a konjac sponge to be sure all vaseline is off your skin;
- Use damp microfiber cloth;
- Use a gentle cleanser (like tonic) and microfiber to remove the product;
- Use cleansing oil;
- Use micellar water;
- Apply a thin layer of vaseline in the evening and splash with water in the morning.
Let’s explore each of these 6 methods in detail.
Use a konjac sponge
Konjac sponge is specially formulated to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin, it is made from the fibres of the plant of the same name (Amorphophallus Konjac).
It has been known in Asia for 1500 years and is used to cleanse and gently exfoliate the face and body.
Thanks to its natural origin, it successfully cleanses the pores deeply, removing blackheads, dirt and excess oil with just water.
Incredibly gentle and kind to the skin, it is suitable for any skin, even babies’. Daily use will result in restoring the skin’s natural glow and softness.
The typical features of a konjac sponge are:
– High quality;
– Suitable for all skin types;
– Kills acne-causing bacteria, deep cleans facial pores.
– Whitening and exfoliating effect in the long term and regular use.
– Helps to shrink pores, regulates and balances, reduces shine in oily skin, and keeps skin fresh, soft and smooth.
– Gently exfoliates the skin.
– It is ideal for people with skin conditions (like hypersensitive skin)
– It is convenient to use in daily routine anytime, anywhere.
Instructions for use:
1. Soak the sponge in warm water for a few minutes until it gets completely soft.
2. Massage the face in circular motions with or without cleansing gel depending on the dirt.
3. When finished, rinse the sponge thoroughly and squeeze the remaining water well (do not wring it). For better drying, after wringing the sponge, you can also dry it with a towel or just hang it to dry.
4. Leave the sponge in a cool and ventilated place.
5. Each sponge can be used for about 60-70 days due to its natural origin, then replaced with a new one. As it is a completely natural product it begins to shrink over time and some of its fibres tear.
6. To disinfect, soak the sponge for 3-5 minutes in hot water. Drain off excess water and leave it in a dry place.
Use a damp microfibre cloth
Microfibres belong to the chemical fibres. They are incredibly thin, even thinner than silk fibres (which are about one-fifth the diameter of human hair).
In the textile industry, microfibres are defined as filaments whose fineness is less than 1 dtex. This means that 10 000 m of such a fibre cannot weigh more than 1 gr.
The properties may vary depending on the material used for production. The result is an incredibly adaptable fabric with many advantages over natural fibre fabrics.
What is microfibre fabric made of?
The most common synthetic material that microfibers are made from is polyester. However, depending on what needs to be made from the microfiber, nylon and other polyamides can also be used.
A common prejudice against man-made fibres is that they are less environmentally friendly than fabrics made from natural fibres.
However, it is worth noting that pesticides are not used in the production of microfibres. Dyeing yarns do not require any water, which means less waste overall.
In comparison, dyeing cotton requires a very large amount of water.
What is microfibre used for?
The most well-known use of fibres is in the manufacture of cleaning products such as microfibre cloths, cleaning rags and mops.
Because yarn can absorb seven times its weight in water, minor or major spills can be easily wiped up. Even more beneficial, microfibre can absorb bacteria from dirty surfaces.
During manufacture, the fibres separate into individual filaments, making them particularly effective at collecting and trapping dirt. In addition, microfibre can attract and trap bacteria and viruses from many surfaces.
Pathogens feed on organic matter – therefore, the synthetic nature of microfibre cloths is perfect as bacteria are trapped in the strands of filaments and then killed.
Thus, the risk of spreading germs and diseases in kitchens, hospitals and anywhere microfibre cloths are used is reduced.
The threads are also soft and gentle so that even sensitive surfaces are not damaged if cleaned frequently.
Use a gentle cleanser (like tonic or toner)
Facial toner is the product that we apply on the face after cleaning the makeup with other cosmetics.
Using toner, just like makeup remover, is among the basic steps for cleansing the face.
It takes care of clearing the pores and prepares the skin for the application of the next products, be it night cream (in the evening) or makeup, or moisturizer (in the morning).
Types of facial toner
It is important to know that there are 3 types of facial toner depending on your preference and skin needs.
1. Face toner with alcohol
Facial toners with alcohol are usually quite strong. A popular ingredient in facial toners is also hamamelis, as well as other similar ones that have an astringent effect on the skin.
They often dry out the skin. Facial toners with alcohol are usually recommended for people with very oily and problematic skin.
2. A water-glycerin based facial tonic
This type of facial toner is also quite strong, though less so than the alcohol-based one.
It is not suitable for sensitive skin because it may cause redness. Often, there are a lot of fragrances added to this type of facial toner that smell enticing. So be sure to read the label.
3. Water-based facial toner
This is definitely the type of facial toner that is most recommended. It is gentle even on sensitive skin and does not cause irritation.
The lack of alcohol makes it perfect for almost any skin type because it neither makes it oily nor overly dry.
Use cleansing oil
The high-quality cleansing oil nourishes the skin and removes excess sebum, oil-based cosmetic products and other impurities, including fine particles from polluted air.
It makes skin smooth, hydrated and fresh and transforms into a smooth emulsion on interaction with water.
It can be used before water-based facial cleansers for a powerful double cleanse. It is good to be free of colourants, fragrances and mineral oils.
Use micellar water
Micellar water does not contain alcohol, colourants, fragrances and soap.
It is suitable for all skin types and most importantly – it can be used to treat even the most delicate areas of the face, such as the eye area.
Practically, micellar water cleans absolutely everything from lipstick, to the foundation, blush, eye shadow, and even waterproof makeup.
With it, you can cleanse and refresh your skin without fear of adverse allergic reactions.
Micellar water is even suitable for cleaning delicate baby skin.
But what is it that makes this cosmetic product such a valuable and indispensable element of everyday skin care?
This is due to the fatty acid ester micelles it contains – particles that absorb impurities and dirt.
Upon contact with the skin surface, the lipophilic poles of the micelles dissolve and trap excess sebum and impurities inside the micelle.
This will mean that the micellar water deep cleanses the epidermis and prevents the clogging of pores and giving rise to other skin problems.
Don’t use too much vaseline
Apply a small amount of vaseline to your face so that your face is not too slimy in the morning. Rinse with water until you wash off the substance and feel clean.
Vaseline is one of the most affordable cosmetic products that can be used for a variety of beneficial purposes, including medical ones.
Natural petrolatum is obtained from wood resins purified with special substances. And artificial petroleum jelly is a mixture of wax, purified paraffin oil and fragrances.
They are widely applied as an ingredient in cosmetic creams and medicines. We can apply petroleum jelly not only to the face but to the heels, elbows, and knees.
Vaseline moisturizes the skin, creating a protective barrier that helps retain moisture.
And now you know a few methods to successfully remove it from your skin.