Between downsizing your makeup, skin, and hair products to TSA-approved amounts and experiencing dehydrated skin from recycled plane air, there's nothing like travel to put a damper on your beauty regimen. Luckily, there's one product that can save you precious cargo space and ensure your beauty game is at its very best: the Aquaphor Healing Ointment® ($7). While the product is typically used to prevent and help heal a variety of skin irritations like extremely dry skin, chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, and minor cuts and burns, there are countless additional uses for the cult favorite that can easily replace your usual beauty go-tos while you're traveling. After all, more room in your luggage means more room for purchases abroad!
Keep reading for genius ways to use the multitasking ointment, and don't forget your handy 1.75 oz. tube the next time you hop on a plane.
Prevent and soothe blisters
Planning to spend the night dancing in heels? Dab the ointment on the back of your ankle, the top of your toes, the outer toe joints, or any other sensitive spots if your feet are prone to blisters or chafing. Or perhaps your cute new beach sandals turned out to be a pain. You can use the ointment to soothe blisters as well.
Prolong your fragrance
By dabbing the ointment on your pulse points before spraying on your perfume, you can keep the scent from fading throughout a long day and eliminate the need for frequent reapplying. Now you can get away with packing a smaller version of your favorite fragrance.
Smooth your hair
Instead of packing a messy oil or hairspray to calm flyaways in dry climates, rub a bit of ointment between your fingers and smooth over your roots. You can also comb it through your ends to hide damaged strands.
Get triple use out of your blush*
Mix the ointment with your favorite blush to turn it into a three-in-one product. Now, aside from using the blush on your cheeks, you can also use it on your lips as a hydrating stain and on your lids as a cream eye shadow.
Prime your face for makeup
Ditch your usual makeup primer and use Aquaphor instead. The formula works just as well, if not better, to hydrate and prep your face for lipstick or eye shadow.
Perfect your DIY manicure
Need to update your nails on the go? Use a cotton swab to coat your cuticles with the ointment before painting your nails to prevent any polish from bleeding over.
Tame unruly eyebrows
Coat a spoolie with the ointment and brush over your brows to shape them and keep the hairs in place.
Remove your makeup
Just as Aquaphor is perfect for prepping your face at the start of the day, it works just as well for winding down at the end of the night. Using your fingers or a cotton pad, apply the ointment to your face and rub gently in circular motions to help break down even the toughest waterproof makeup.
Soothe and hydrate dry, rough skin
No need to pack the aloe vera – the ointment works wonders to treat dry, rough skin after a long day at the beach.
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*Beiersdorf, INC. cannot guarantee the quality of the Aquaphor product if mixed with other ingredients or the quality of the mixture.