I am a huge fan of baby oils. They are the most used, perhaps, abused of my entire stock of personal care products. There are a lot many uses of baby-oils all over the internet and magazines, but I wanted to share with you the ones that have worked for me.
1. I use them post-bath, when my body is still damp to give myself a massage. I don’t wipe it off. I let my body dry naturally. My skin remains moisturised for the entire day. Even during the winters, when I skip showers, I make it a point to continue this regimen. I mix equal quantities of water and baby oil and apply it all over my body. My skin feels instantly hydrated and smooth.
2. I use baby-oil for removing make-up. Sometimes I apply the oil directly all over the face, give it a little massage, and wash off using a good face-wash. When I am willing to work at a leisurely pace, I soak dry tissues in the oil and use it to carefully wipe the make-up off my face, followed by a nice massage using a few drops of the baby-oil itself. Of course I wash it off then. I often carry the baby-oil soaked tissues in zip lock bags, for mid-day usage. And I tell you it does come in handy.
3. Use baby oil for a smooth shaving experience. Your razor will glide smoothly without causing any rashes or burns 🙂 Awesome, isn’t it?
Also, I use baby-oil to get rid of the stickiness that lingers post-waxing. It clears off that icky gooey feeling that waxes leave on the skin. Again, the baby oil can either be used directly on the skin or a baby-oil soaked tissue can be used. Both work fine for me.
4. Whenever I run out of under eye gels, I use baby oil. Now, you can’t just dab on a huge amount of oil and leave it on all night. Just take a few drops of the baby oil on your fingers, and massage your eye area for at least two minutes. Then use a dry tissue to remove the excess oil.
5. I use them to scrub my lips. I mix a teaspoon of baby oil, half a teaspoon of sugar, a few drops of lemon juice and rub it on my lips for a couple of minutes applying very little pressure. I do this every night before going to bed and I wake up to nice, soft, pink lips. You could also use this mixture on your elbows if you want, but I have never done it.
6. Whenever I am out of my tinted moisturizers and I don’t want to do the entire foundation routine, I add 3-4 drops of baby oil to the foundation and apply it all over face and neck, followed by finishing powder and I am good to go.
7. During winters, I like to apply baby-oils to my feet liberally, before pulling on socks. I did this twice a day, after taking a bath and before hitting the bed.
9. I use baby oil to tame eye-brows. Just wet your eye brow brush with the oil before you grab a small quantity of shadow with it and then use this to tame your brows.
10. Use Baby-oil soaked tissues to tame your frizzy hair. Never use oil directly on your mane unless you want it get all slick.
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