Can Vaseline be used as sunscreen?

Does Vaseline prevent sunburn?

Vaseline® Jelly is used to heal dry skin and protect minor sunburns as it creates a barrier that seals in moisture and helps keep out any impurities that could cause further irritation.

What is an alternative for sunscreen?

An excellent alternative, especially in children, is the use of a sunscreen-containing lip balm around the eyes. Lip balms are designed to be non-irritating on the tender lips and to stay in place. The soft lip balm will glide over the skin and the waxy base will keep the sunscreen in place.

How can I protect my skin from sun without sunscreen?

Here are five ways to protect your skin without sunscreen:

  1. Clothing. Long sleeves and pants offer protection, especially when the fabrics are closely knit and dark. …
  2. UV-repellent detergent. …
  3. Sunglasses. …
  4. Outdoor smarts. …
  5. Avoiding UV lights.

Does Vaseline make skin darker?

Less reflection means skin absorbs MORE UVB rays. And since UVB rays are responsible for tanning, the skin gets darker. … But, if you’re asking about the skin of your upper lip, yes, it is very possible that putting Vaseline petroleum jelly on it will make it get darker (after exposure to sun.)

What should you not put on sunburn?

Don’t

  • do not use petroleum jelly on sunburnt skin.
  • do not put ice or ice packs on sunburnt skin.
  • do not pop any blisters.
  • do not scratch or try to remove peeling skin.
  • do not wear tight-fitting clothes over sunburnt skin.
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