I know in every household people use petroleum jelly for different purposes and think its quit beneficial.
But today we are going to tell you that you should stop using it as soon as possible and we have solid reasons.
Reasons To Stop Using Petroleum Jelly:
It’s Derived from Fossil Fuels:
Use of petroleum jelly not only means you are slathering a petroleum byproduct on your skin, it also inadvertently supports the ecological and environmental devastation caused by oil drilling and the burning of fossil fuels.
Petroleum Jelly May be Carcinogenic:
Petroleum jelly is composed of a mixture of hydrocarbons a group of organic compounds made up of hydrogen and carbon. Though it is technically a natural substance, not all products derived from nature are healthy.
Petroleum jelly is highly susceptible to contamination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Exposure to PAHs can occur through inhaling the incomplete burning of coal, oil, wood, and paraffin wax candles, but PAHs can also enter the body through contact with the skin. Once PAHs enter the body, they are stored in the kidneys, liver, and fat; bodily tissues change PAHs into many different substances – some of which are harmful to human health. Of the more than 100 kinds of PAHs.
It Creates a Near Impenetrable Barrier on the Skin:
The thick gel creates a barrier that traps moisture within while providing protection against external factors like air, water, and bacteria.
Petroleum Jelly Doesn’t Nourish the Skin:
If the skin isn’t cleaned and moisturized first, slathering on some petroleum jelly won’t cure dry skin. In fact, regular use of petroleum jelly will stop the skin from producing its own moisture creating an endless loop of reapplication.