Petroleum jelly is no doubt one of the most popular skin creams, in this part of the world people usually apply it during cold periods. There are some skin problems you can prevent with petroleum jelly that many people are unaware of. This cream actually has skin-friendly properties. It may surprise you to know that this cream contains petroleum, hence the name. Kindly read this article till the end as I'll be showing you three skin problems you can prevent by simply applying petroleum on your skin according to Healthline.
1. Minor skin scrapes and burns.
Petroleum jelly has been proven effective in the treatment of minor skin injuries. However, it is important to clean and disinfect the injuries well before applying the cream to avoid trapping bacteria and dust on your wound.
2. Diaper rash.
Nursing mothers are advised to purchase petroleum jelly because it helps to clear diaper rash in babies. You can apply it on your baby's skin before putting on a. Studies show that petroleum jelly acts as a barrier which helps to safeguard the skin from frequent exposure to moisture, hence preventing diaper rashes. As a nursing mother, if you haven't bought petroleum jelly, you are advised to do so because it's very important. It is important to take good care of your infant because they're still developing.
3. Skin dryness.
Most people experience skin dryness in this part of the world. In order to prevent this, you should always apply creams after bathing as they help to keep your skin smooth and moisturized. Additionally, petroleum jelly has also been proven to help combat cracked heels; hence you're advised to apply it regularly on your heels if you are suffering from this condition.
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