Bet you didn’t know you have a secret weapon in your arsenal. Chances are it’s in your purse right now. That little tube of lip balm contains some pretty incredible ingredients that transform it into multitasking miracle stick when you’re in a pinch. Next time you go digging into the depths of your favorite tote for a Band-Aid or some moisturizer, reach for your lip balm instead!
Here’s a pretty lengthy list of life hacks compliments of that little tube of magic!
1.) Cuticle treatment – Lip balms are made with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil making it perfect for softening your cuticles. Next time you notice your cuticles looking dry and cracked, grab your tube of lip balm and massage a small amount into the base of the nail.
2.) Brow tamer – Smooth and style your brows with lip balm. This will tame your brows without the stiff finish of brow gels.
3.) Skin moisturizer – Elbows, knuckles and heels are subject to dry, cracked skin. Solution Massage some lip balm into them! The moisturizing ingredients in lip balm make a wonderful treatment for dry, rough spots.
4.) Cream Blush – Out of your powdered blush? No problem. Grab your tinted lip balm and rub into the apples of your cheeks for a beautiful dewy finish.
5.) Eye primer- Primer is a must when wearing eye shadow if you’re looking for staying power. Try lip balm for a great, moisturizing alternative that will keep your shadow in place all day.
6.) Stop fretting over minor nicks and scrapes – Next time you cut yourself shaving, rub on a little balm. It will stop the bleeding without the Band-Aid!
8.) Zipper with ease – Rub a small amount of balm on the teeth of a stuck zipper, then zip and unzip a few times.
9.) Soothe a sore nose – When recovering from a cold, apply balm above your upper lip directly to your nose to soothe sore, red skin from too much tissue use after a cold.
10.) Repair a scratched CD – Spread a thin layer over a scratch on your CD and it will stop the skipping. How cool is that?!
11.) Unscrew outdoor light bulbs – Lube up outdoor light bulbs before screwing in to make removal a breeze. When exposed to the elements the threads can become difficult to untwist. A little lip balm helps to prevent the erosion that causes this to happen.
12.) Make drawers glide – Use a little on the edges of your drawers to help ease motion when they get stuck.
13.) Lube up a nail or screw before trying to nail/screw into wood for easy placement.
14.) Apply to your hairline prior to dying (especially when using dark colors) to prevent staining on your skin.
15.) Apply to cheeks to prevent windburn while skiing and snowboarding.
16.) Got a ring stuck on your finger? Lube it up with a little lip balm and it will ease its way off gently.
18.) Paw protection. When the temperatures drop, your pet’s paws can become compromised due to the irritation of snow and salt. Coat them with lip balm prior to going outdoors. The balm will act as a barrier to keep their paws healthy.