15 Crazy-Awesome Vaseline Uses You Never Knew About (Until Now)

We like to think of Vaseline as the OG moisturizer. It dates back to 1865 when Robert Chesebrough patented the petroleum jelly formula to heal dry skin. Its thick consistency really does work wonders on our skin, especially when it gets cold out. But since its invention, we've found so many other Vaseline uses that don't just pertain to skincare—seriously, it limits are boundless.

From the basic beauty needs—use it for a killer highlight game—to the more bizarre—some people apply Vaseline ($5) to the inside of light bulb sockets and glue bottles to prevent sticking—good old-fashioned Vaseline is one multitasking beauty product that has so many uses. And we've rounded up 15 of our favorite uses for the stuff that feel almost life-changing in stature. Or at the very least, skin-changing. (Just wait until you read the epic self-tanner hack!) So without further ado, keep scrolling to discover 15 of the most unexpected Vaseline uses that have since rocked the beauty-loving worlds of Byrdie editors—and hopefully—as of now—yours too.