Get that old jar of petroleum jelly out of your medicine cabinet and put it to some good use. This age-old potion has been used for various things including an intense moisturizer and an instant cure for chapped lips. Here’re a few more ways to make use of this translucent jelly we all grew up using…

AS A POLISH FOR YOUR LEATHER GOODS

Want your leather shoes and bags to look all-new again? Try rubbing a little bit of petroleum jelly all over them to give them a glossy look and a glowing finish. It also protects them from drying up or getting wet in the rain.

AS A BUFFER BETWEEN YOUR LIPS AND TEETH BEFORE YOU WEAR LIPSTICK

Ladies, do you often get lipstick on your teeth while you’re trying to get most of it on your lips? Then, this hack is for you. Smear a little jelly on your teeth before you put the lipstick on. This will not only keep your teeth from getting coloured, but also ensure they look bright and shiny.

AS A GREASE FOR RUSTED DOOR HINGES

We’re often troubled by rusted door hinges that make noise or bicycle chains that need constant oiling. Fret no more.Lubricate these metal belongings with petroleum jelly to ward off the noise.

TO MAKE YOUR PERFUME LAST LONGER

Worried that the perfume that is supposed to last for 24 hours does not actually stay on even for a few hours? Worry no more. Rub a little petroleum jelly on your pulse points before you spray your perfume on. The perfume binds to it and the fragrance doesn’t wane away easily .

AS A CLEAR MASCARA
 Don’t want to spend too much money in getting clear mascasra? Use petroleum jelly instead. This inexpensive clear mascara not only gives your eyelashes a defined look, but also helps in eyelash growth over time.
 AS AN EFFICIENT MAKEUP REMOVER
 Want to quickly get done with removing make-up after a long day , use petroleum jelly. It not only cleans up your makeup, but also leaves your skin moisturized. It can also help take off makeup stains from your clothes.