Most of us already know that Aquaphor ointment is excellent for treating a variety of skin ailments, from eczema to acne, but what many don’t know is that the affordable salve can be used for a lot more than to treat problem skin. In this article we detail 7 new Aquaphor uses that can help out in your day-to-day life.
- Makeup Removal: Even if you don’t have any “proper” remover on hand, applying a little Aquaphor before wiping with a cotton swap/pad (or even tissue paper) can help get rid of makeup with ease.
- Instant Manicure: If your top-coat is looking a little drab, rubbing in the ointment can quickly improve sheen and improve the look. Some people find it improves the health of their nails as well!
- Shoe Polish: Aquaphor can be used to boost the shine on leather shoes, and can even help conceal unsightly scuffs. Use a lint-free cloth and apply the ointment in small circles for the best effect. It is a good idea to test on an inconspicuous area of the shoe first just in case, if in doubt use real shoe polish.
- Prevent Chafing: Aquaphor can be used to combat many of the causes of chafing, which can lead to raw skin and persistent pain. Nobody wants to have to cut their run or bike ride short because of chafing, so apply aquaphor to areas of high contact to eliminate rub.
- Open Storage Containers: If you have a stubborn lid, whether twist-off or an airtight seal (like a Tupperware brand tub), applying a bit of Aquaphor around the lid where it contacts the base can make opening it in the future MUCH easier.
- Eliminate Squeaky Hinges: Everyone has a hinge (or two!) that squeaks or groans every time it’s opened, but not everyone has proper hinge-grease handy. A dab of Aquaphor can be rubbed into the hinge and worked in with a few openings-and-closings of the hinge to eliminate the sound.
- Powdered Makeup into Cream: Blush or eye-shadow (and other powders) can be turned into tinted creams by mixing them with Aquaphor. Start with a dime-sized amount and slowly blend the powder in until the desired shade is reached.
We hope that this post opened your eyes to new Aquaphor uses, so that you can make the most out of the little ointment that could. Feel free to comment below, or shoot us an email if you would like to share any other uses for aquaphor that you have learned!