Monday, 15 October 2012

5 Helpful Baby Oil Uses

Hello lovelies!

I'm sure we all have that one product on our bathroom counters or perched on top of our vanities that almost seems like it doesn't belong. Generally these holy-grail products weren't  originally designed to be beauty products, but we've taken them for our own anyway.

For me, that product is baby oil.

Surprising to some, not so surprising to others who know exactly what I'm talking about.

Baby oil is designed to be used on your baby's skin when they are fresh out of the bathtub, but many people have taken it upon themselves to find other uses for it that are just as helpful to the "older" generation. I've been using baby oil for a while now and I've been pleased to bits with it. I wanted to create a little list of five ways you can use baby oil to your advantage in the word of beauty and skincare, so let's dive in.

1. Do like the babies do:

You can use baby oil in the same way you'd use it on a baby! Apply a generous amount to wet skin when you step out of the shower, focusing on any rough parts of your body like elbows, knees, and feet. Just be careful when using this method-- make sure you aren't on a surface that the oil could drip onto and make slippery(or keep a towel under your feet during application!).

2. Remove your makeup:

Since baby oil is formulated to be gentle,  it's safe to use around your eyes. Pour a little bit onto a clean cotton ball or pad, and gently wipe away your eye makeup. It does a great job of effectively removing your makeup without irritating the sensitive skin around your eyes. Wipe off any excess oil with a fresh cotton ball.

3. Moisturize daily:

Since baby oil works best on damp skin, I wanted to find a way to be able to use it in the middle of the day on any patches of dry skin that showed up, without having to take a shower first. The solution? Mix it with your regular body moisturizer/lotion. Pour an amount of lotion on your hand that is just slightly less than what you'd normally use, then add a few drops of baby oil into it and mix it between your hands before applying. The baby oil gives you lots of added moisture that's great for your skin, and also has a really pleasant scent.

4. Get rid of band-aid stick:

While this isn't so much a beauty use, I still consider it to be a skincare use. If you've ever removed a band-aid from your body, you know how annoying it can be to have that leftover adhesive stuck to your skin and hair, collecting dust and turning gray. Baby oil is a fantastic way to remove it without any painful scrubbing. Pour a generous amount of baby oil onto a cotton ball and begin gently wiping it across the adhesive. After a moment, all of the adhesive should be gone, and any little bits that got left behind can be easily pulled off of your skin without any pain.

5. Take care of your cuticles:

After giving yourself a manicure, or even as an everyday use, you can use baby oil to moisturize your cuticles to keep them healthy and prevent splitting. Dab a cotton swab into the baby oil and gently apply it to your cuticles. Give it time to soak in, then repeat the process once more if you feel like your cuticles are still too dry. I've been doing this for a few weeks and my cuticles are in much better shape now!

All in all, baby oil is a great multi-use, affordable product. For only a few bucks, you can get a bottle that will last and last for a long time. Let me know in the comments what beauty uses you have for baby oil! I'd love to hear from you.



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