You used petroleum jelly all wrong

VASELINE seems to be pretty simple – just apply to lips and get on with your day.

But it turns out there’s one important step we’ve all missed, according to this skincare expert.

The expert explained why it's important to wet your lips before applying petroleum jelly


The expert explained why it’s important to wet your lips before applying petroleum jellyPhoto credit: TikTok/@skinbyolivera
A little water, she stressed, makes all the difference


A little water, she stressed, makes all the differencePhoto credit: TikTok/@skinbyolivera

In a short clip on TikTok that went viral with over 230,000 views, Olivera (@skinbyolivera) shared the right routine that will guarantee you a juicy and soft pout.

Although the weather is finally getting warmer, we still get the odd day or two of harsher winds and colder days, leaving us with dry and cracked winter lips.

But if you haven’t noticed a difference in your looks no matter how many tubes of petroleum jelly you’ve gone through, there might be a crucial step you haven’t included in your beauty routine.

According to Olivera, who regularly shares skincare tips with her fanbase, it’s important to prep your lips before reaching for Vaseline – that way you’ll get the most of its properties.

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The simple but effective trick, she explained, is to wet your pout — in the clip, she ran her fingers under a jet of water, then tapped her lips.

”Never apply to a dry lip.

“The balm locks in moisture,” Olivera pointed out, claiming it’s the “best tip for keeping lips hydrated all winter long.”

Some thanked and others were skeptical, viewers were divided.

One professional liked her hack and commented: “As a medical beautician, this is a great tip!!

“Vaseline is an occlusive agent that creates a seal and prevents moisture loss from the skin.”


“I’ve always done this and it’s a lot better than putting balm on dry lips [sic],” added a second.

But not everyone shared the same opinion, with one claiming that it “doesn’t work that way”.

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“I think dry hands should just soak. Good theory, but based on nothing [sic].”

Another critical user thought, “It would be more efficient to just DRINK water [sic].”

Although some swore by the trick, not all found it effective


Although some swore by the trick, not all found it effectivePhoto credit: TikTok/@skinbyolivera

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17964282/vaseline-hack-right-way-water/ You used petroleum jelly all wrong

Dais Johnston

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