How to remove petroleum jelly from skin?

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  1. NickSo

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    Ok, so my bro's doing this art project where you cover your face in petroleum jelly, then you cover your face in paper mache to create a mask...
    Well, he put a bit too much on it and his skin's all greasy and sticky... how can you remove it?
     
  2. Philip_G

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    hahaha rubbing alcohol maybe?
     
  3. Bill Catherall

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    Try a hot (wet) soapy rag. Use a liguid dish soap.

    Or if you have baby wipes in the house, try that.

    That's the best I could do. :p)
     
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    You sure the PJ is on the face? [​IMG]
    A rubbing alcohol would work, as would dish soap and a hot water.
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    i used to have a really bad case of chapped lips. at night i would put vaseline on them before going to sleep.
    so, when i got college and entered dorm life....i kept the costco-sized tub of jelly next to my bed. after about 20 or 30 jokes, i decided it would be in my best interest of obtaining and/or maintaining a social life if i hid that thing... [​IMG]
     
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    Wax on....Wax off. [​IMG]
    Wask with warm water, and then use alchol (or a facial astringent like Oxy or SeaBreeze).
     
  7. John Garcia

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    I was afraid to open this thread...[​IMG]
    Does it not say on the jar/tube/whatever? I would actually think a shower would take care of it.
    I hear peanut butter works on everything...j/k [​IMG]
     
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    Dish soap will do the trick.
     
  9. Adil M

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    Use some Ben Gay, Works Great.









    Is sadistically hoping it's not PJ on the face?
     
  10. Bill Slack

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    This reminds me of my best Halloween costume of all time.

    I was around 10 years old, so my brother and I come up with a great costume. I will be a kid that got struck by lightnining, and he'll carry around a cloud on a wire over my head to complete it, while he's out taking me (he was older, so by this time he didn't dress up, but I'm sure still got candy.)

    Hairspray wouldn't keep my hair wild enough, so we loaded it up with vaseline! O:)

    Jesus, it took weeks to get it all out (we're talking at least 1/2 of a decent sized jar.)
     
  11. John Spencer

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    Use fast, repetitive strokes, being careful not to use too much pressure, while rubbing the top of the head with your thumb. That's always done the trick for me.
     
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    Speaking of petroleum jelly, isn't Napalm based on it? What's keeping somebody from making a Vaseline bomb? [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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