Ever wonder if some of your beauty products have other uses? I was thinking about this the other day and decided to do a little research. Here are some of the alternate uses for products that I have found:
- Use conditioner if you run out of shaving cream. Shampoo and hand soap also work, but conditioner is more moisturizing.
- Have a “run” in your pantyhose? Use clear nail polish. It stops the run from getting any worse.
- Have a shampoo that is not meeting your hair care needs? Use it as hand soap. People will start to ask you where you got your awesome smelling hand soap / lotion.
- Winter is coming. Do you have dry cuticles or elbows or knees? Use lip balm – it’s actually concentrated moisturizer. (I like the kind that comes in a tub, so conditioner shave creamI just rub my finger in there and then smooth it over my cuticles and the knuckles of my fingers.)
- Traveling and forgot your makeup remover? Use Olive Oil – put a little on a washcloth and then rinse with warm water.
- Do you have oily hair? Use Vinegar. It helps to adjust the pH levels. Wash your hair as you normally would, then rinse. Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar over your hair and rinse again.
- Baking soda can be used to make an exfoliation mask or to brush your teeth. Don’t forget, baking soda is super cheap!
- Try a touch of shampoo or hand soap as laundry detergent. People will be asking what you use and why your clothing smells so wonderful!
- Want to add a little “bronze” to your body? Break up your bronzer and add it to your body lotion.
- Have some facial moisturizer lying around that you don’t like for your face? It can be used on your body.
- Ever use those makeup remover wipes that don’t actually remove your makeup? Use them to clean up around your kitchen or bathroom.
- Baby shampoo works great at cleaning makeup brushes. It gentle enough for a baby, right?
- Do you wear costume jewellery? Use clear nail polish to hold the stones in place. Simply paint over the stones and viola!