Robert Chesebrough, a dispensing chemist, discovered something amazing. He discovered a 100% natural product, rich in minerals from deep within the earth yet totally pure, which had remarkable healing properties when applied to cuts, burns and abrasions of the skin. That product was petroleum jelly, which Robert Chesebrough started to commercialise with the brand-name Vaseline.
Vaseline makes accessible, everyday skincare products. They don't believe in quick fixes. They believe that health of any sort is about the combination of all the small choices you make each day. They know that our products have profound, multiple benefits - and can play a really important role as part of your overall skin regime and life choices. Vaseline offers not only products, but also offers advice. And Vaseline tries to share everything they've learned over all those decades about how skin works and how to keep it in great condition.
Healthy skin everyday! Your skin is amazing. It's your waterproof barrier. It's how you sense and adjust to your surroundings. Constantly growing and replacing itself. It's easy to take skin and all of its properties for granted, but Vaseline never did. For years Vaseline has marveled at skin and has developed products to help keep it amazing.
Understanding Dry Skin
The average square inch of your skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels and over a thousand nerve endings. Skin performs myriad functions. It has, for example, the ability to regulate your body temperature and it is more than capable of protecting you against the elements. The outer layer of your skin is composed of two elements: a layer of living, viable cells called the epidermis; and the top-most layer, the protective cells known as the stratum corneum. To best understand how skin becomes dry and how to bring your dry skin back to health, we need to understand the stratum corneum.
The stratum corneum is a functional structure, helping your body respond to the environment and maintain your skin barrier's state of health. Healthy skin naturally repairs itself. Unfortunately, skin can become overly dry, and when it does, it struggles to function optimally. Bringing your dry skin back to its healthy state begins with understanding what your skin endures and what it needs.