8 Secret Uses for Your Beauty Products
Here, non-conventional ways to use your cosmetics
Antiperspirant Protects Against Blisters
It’s not just for your pits. The sweat-stopping stuff can be swiped on your feet to protect against blisters. Its powdery smooth finish protects skin against blister-causing friction, says Francesca Fusco, M.D, a dermatologist in New York City.
Conditioner Works as Shaving Cream
Conditioner is a great stand-in for shaving cream. It softens sometimes-coarse leg hairs, making them easier to nab them with a razor. Shaving with the silky stuff may also cut down on nicks. “Conditioners provide a slick surface allowing razors to glide over skin,” says Fusco.
SPF Lip Balm Works on Your Head Too
Zit Cream Helps Dark Elbow Skin
Got thick, dark elbow skin? Bust out your blemish treatment. The active ingredients in pimple creams—salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide—can help break down that thick layer of skin and also have a lightening effect, says Fusco.
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