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Old 03-27-2007, 09:23 PM   #1
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Vaseline As Eye Cream!?

I was watching the Tyra Banks show today, and it was about skin care. Well at the end of the show, Tyra was raving about her ultimate beauty secret. She said that not only was it a good undereye moisturizer, it was good just about anywhere. Well in the end she revealed that she was actually referring to vaseline.

I've never heard of anyone using vaseline as an eye cream before in my life. Has anyone else heard of this before? I don't know why but it seems like it would be unsafe to vaseline so close to your eyes.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Wow, I can't imagine using Vaseline as eye cream! It seems like it would be greasy and possible travel into the eyes. Then I think about how it might clog my pores and cause milia. Man, I just don't know about that, but I'm interested to see what other people say about it.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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my grandma told me that when I was a little girl.

I've never been brave enough to try it...

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Old 03-27-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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I apply a very thin layer of vaseline around my eyes after I take off my makeup everyday. I do it to "calm" and smooth the skin around my eyes, it feels like I'm abusing them every time I'm taking eye makeup off. Never had a problem with it. I also heard vaseline is good for the lashes.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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I tried it a couple of times, but it left residue on my pillow. Too greasy and wasn't for me.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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I think if you used a really small amount it would be an excellent eye cream.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:32 AM   #7
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I have actually been using it to take off my eye makeup. I ran out of remover about 2 weeks ago and just haven't bought anymore, so I broke out the ol' vaseline. Does wonders for getting makeup off and I haven't had any problems with it irritating my eyes, or the skin around my eyes.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:40 AM   #8
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I just had a flashback to that scene in "Shallow Hal" where he's got all that vaseline gobbed on his eyes. I love that movie.

I have used it in the past. You only have to dab on a tiny bit, so as long as you don't overdo it there's really no greasy problem. I really need to quit trying all the chemically crap in skincare and get back to basics.

On a related note, awhile back I was reading at TLHC (Long Hair Comm.) about olive oil as a moisturizer. The raves for it were remarkable. Maybe when I finish up all the stuff I have I'll try going back to this type of stuff.
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:56 AM   #9
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I've used it on my lashes many times with no ill effects. As long as you applied a very small amount, I think it would be great for the skin around the eyes.

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Old 03-28-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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I hear and read about a lot of older women that wear it. I saw this lady, she look like she was in her 90's smear this on her entire face after she did laps in the pool. (OK, LOL, I have to mention this...She had bright red lipstick and a very old swimming cap while doing laps...God Bless Her!)

Anyway, I have used it before even Aquaphor under my eyes with no problem. I use Aquaphor when I get really chapped or dry around the eye area. I've even smeared it on my face with no problems, lately.
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