Have you wondered why it is almost a tradition to find baby oil in any home there is a newborn? Well, the reason might be because baby oil is one of the best moisturizers for sensitive skin and it is also versatile. Having baby oil at home can save you the need to buy single-purpose products, saving you the money, time and space in your makeup drawer. These eight simple baby oil hacks will make your life easier, especially if you’re operating on a budget.
Taking off your make up
Baby oil works best at removing makeup, better than plain wipes or water and soap does. If you do not have a cleanser for this step you can use baby oil to take off your makeup, especially to remove waterproof mascara, eyeliner and matte lipstick that tend to remain on the skin even after washing off. 7 Tips And Tricks To Remove Makeup Effortlessly
Sometimes your matte foundation can be too dry for the skin. Sometimes this happens due to external conditions or the weather. In case you have dry skin or you use a matte foundation, add a drop of baby oil to the amount of foundation you’re going to use, mix then apply to get that dewy effect. If you have oily skin do not follow this step. It will just add more shine to your face, something you don’t want. Here are 8 Tips For Beautiful Glowing Skin
Lip moisturizer and Scrub
Baby oil is a very good option to counter the dryness caused by lipsticks and chemicals in lip products. You can apply a small amount overnight and you will enjoy how soft, and supple your lips will feel the next day. You can also use it as lip-gloss. To use baby oil as a lip scrub mix 1 teaspoon of baby oil, a ½ teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice. Use this mixture to remove the dead skin. Here are other 3 Simply Heavenly DIY Lip Scrub Recipes
If you are a lover of rings, you probably have experienced this. In the morning, they fit, by evening they cannot come off. Instead of almost cutting your finger off, rub some baby oil on it and the ring will slide right off instantly.
Baby oil is good for moisturizing cuticles and keeping your nail bed looking healthy. This baby oil hack can be useful especially if you have damaged your nail bed from filing, buffing or wearing acrylic nails too often. To prevent nail polish from seeping into your cuticles, use a cotton pad to saturate your cuticle perimeters with baby oil, before applying the nail polish.
Shaving cream substitute
If you ever run out of shaving cream, you can use baby oil to avoid cuts and abrasions on your skin. The good thing is that baby oil will also moisturize your skin and you will appreciate how smooth your skin will feel and look eventually.
Sometimes your body lotion might not be as moisturizing as you would want it to be. This might cause your skin to feel dry after a couple of hours. Add an adequate amount of baby oil to your lotion and then mix. It will counter the drying effect and importantly, your skin will not feel greasy. Another way to use baby oil as a moisturizer is to apply them on your feet if they feel dry. Use this hack overnight and when you wake up the next day your feet will feel soft. 6 Benefits Of Incorporating A Moisturizer Into Your Skincare Routine
Natural Face mask
A face mask is a good way to add moisture to your skin. To make the face mask, add a teaspoon of baby oil to a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, then add a few drops of rose water. Mix it all together until it forms a paste and applies this to your face. Make sure to avoid the eye area. You can sleep with this mask if you have acne. After a week you will be able to see the results. Speaking of Skincare Here Is A Homemade Face Mask That Will Change Your Life
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