A Little Glossy

Last May, I did a post about my skin care.  I don’t really do a lot, just use soap and moisturizer.  Anyway, a few weeks ago I switched moisturizers and it killed my face.  I used a moisturizer I’ve used in that past, but, this time, it was too much for my skin.  When I put it on it felt like my face was burning off.  Not good.  I kept using it for a few days, but it continued to hurt my face and I started to break-out a little.  I decided to get new moisturizer.

Before I went to the store, I saw a pin about Vaseline on Pinterest.  The pin said something about Vaseline being a great moisturizer for your hands, face and lips and that it’s not pore clogging.  I realize this could totally be made-up and posted on Pinterest to really f*ck with people, but I decided to test it out anyway.  I bought a bucket of this stuff:


Of course, I’m too cheap to buy real Vaseline so I bought  petroleum jelly.  And I’ve been using it every night for the last week or so.  So far I’ve had no break-outs and my skin feels great.  I continue to wash my face morning and night with Dove soap and I only wear the petroleum jelly at night.

As you might imagine, the petroleum jelly makes my face (and neck) look a little glossy…


And it’s also a little sticky, but I got used to that pretty quickly.  My face feels so much better now!  I have yet to get screwed over by a Pinterest find.  I’m sure it’s only a matter of time, though.

Tonight, I’m going to a glow-stick Zumba event with G.  This will be our first Zumba class together so it should be interesting.  I just made him practice his gyrating and I almost died laughing.  Also, I’m wondering if I need to pick up some ecstasy on the way (isn’t that what you take when you’re dancing with glow sticks?).  I’ve never been a party-girl, so I’m not sure wtf happens at these sorts of things…but I always like to be prepared.


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7 Responses to A Little Glossy

  1. I love your sense of humor. Glow stick Zumba would be incredibly fun. Enjoy!!!

  2. Sarah Skonezny says:

    Does the vaseline make your pillows gross? Do you just sleep on your back?

  3. runrmomma says:

    Hi there! I love your blog and think you’re awesome…and I have not commented in a long time but that’s only because I’m lazy. Ha! But I have to say it…..PLEASE do more research on the petroleum jelly/vaseline trick. Petroleum products are not good for you….everything you put on your skin absorbs into your blood stream in as little as 26 seconds. Your face, your bod…all that jazz….but I had to say it. Off soap box. 🙂

    • jswesner says:

      I have heard this as well, but I still use vaseline for my lips. It really keeps them soft. In addition, whenever I am cooking, I end up with olive oil on my skin…talk about soft. Too bad it smells like olives.

    • Lauren R says:

      I use Alba UnPetroleum jelly… it’s just as moisturizing as Vaseline but coconut oil based… i really like it!

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