if a picture is worth a thousand words, than a tube of aquaphor healing ointment is worth at least a thousand dollars.
ok, so maybe that’s a stretch, but in fairness it has a minimum of a thousand uses.
i am hard pressed to find a celebrity beauty interview or recall a chat with a backstage makeup artist where this little wonder product isn’t mentioned and the list of tricks and tips that feature eucerin’s famous multi-purpose treatment is endless.
as we know, my skin is temperamental and i find that aquaphor keeps my skin from drying out and overproducing oil. i tend to use it sparingly, on problem areas, but there are certainly people from the school of thought that slathering this stuff on in layers will keep you young.
i keep a small tube handy in my bag, by my bedside table, and always with me on the road and i keep one of the bigger tubes in the medicine cabinet for everyday ailments. here are just a few of the ways that i have used it:
- to soothe the world’s worst chapped lips
- to condition eyelashes when mascara has sucked all the life out of them
- to prevent scarring after a questionable mole removal
- to moisturize cuticles
- to heal a tattoo (yes, that’s right. we will talk about it later.)
- as a nighttime eye cream
- on that around-the-nose redness that comes with a nasty cold
- to soothe a kitchen burn
- slathered on dry heels, under socks, overnight
point blank: this is the best thing that you can put on your skin to prevent moisture loss, but beyond being a problem solver, aquaphor’s healing ointment actually adds some serious pretty to the situation, making it a true makeup bag staple. you can use it to give a beautiful sheen to lashes if you’re going sans mascara or dabbed on eyelids to lock your eye makeup in place and make shadow look more “lived in.” i’ve also found that it serves as a dynamite pre-matte lipstick primer because it prevents dryness and grips on to color.
it is quite literally a cure all and if you’re living without it, well i’m not sure how, but it’s your lucky day! the fabulous eucerin team has offered up a generous aquaphor autumn gift pack complete with a $50 visa gift card. you can enter through the link below and let the beautifying begin!