If you’re looking to upgrade your beauty routine, look no further than the baby aisle. Whether you’re a multi-tasking mom or living the child-free life, baby products can seriously change your beauty game. These products are not only gentle on your skin, but they also smell great, have multiple uses and won’t break the bank.
Use for baby: Moisturiser
Use for you: Make-up remover, moisturiser, substitute for shaving gel, sexy glow
This is a gold mine when comes to your beauty routine. Waterproof mascara that won’t budge? Baby oil will take care of that. Simply pour onto a cotton pad and wipe off that stubborn make-up.
If your skin is craving some much-needed moisture after winter, just message some baby oil onto your skin after a shower to leave your skin smelling and feeling great.
If you’ve run out of shaving gel, baby oil can be a great substitute. Not only will it give you a close shave, but it also moisturises your skin as you shave – talk about a win! After you’re smoother than a baby’s butt, sprinkle some shimmer powder in baby oil for an all-over glow.
Use for baby: Clean up any mess
Use for you: Gentle make-up remover, freshen up
Baby wipes are great for getting you out of any sticky situation. They make excellent make-up removers, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Humidity catching up with you? Simply freshen up with some baby wipes. They’ll get rid of the sweat, leaving you smelling great and feeling moisturised.
Use for baby: Keeps them dry and smelling great
Use for you: Dry shampoo substitute, prevents chafing and makes lipstick last longer
Summer is around the corner and, besides sundresses, it probably means you’ll be sweating a lot more. And with sweating comes a range of problems, from greasy hair to chafing – but baby powder can solve all of that. If your hair is a bit oily, simply sprinkle powder onto your roots and brush through to enjoy fresh, clean hair. Just be sure to brush through thoroughly so you’re not left with white residue.
Baby powder is also great because it absorbs moisture and helps prevent chafing. Putting some in areas where you’re likely to chafe will help to prevent it.
An age-old trick for keeping your lipstick fresh is using baby powder to help the colour stay longer. Apply one coat of lipstick, then dust baby powder. Apply another coat of lipstick, and voila!
Nappy rash cream
Use for baby: Soothe and prevent nappy rash
Use for you: Cracked heels, chafing and rashes
Nappy rash cream is great for a baby’s bottom as it soothes and prevents rashes caused by moisture. But it’s great for adults too. READ MORE: 6 anti-ageing products that will REALLY make you look younger
Nappy cream can have the same effect on rashes caused by sweat, so it helps prevent and soothe chafing.
It’s also great for chapped skin and creaked heels. Actress Margot Robbie swears by this unconventional trick: nappy cream for chapped lips. If your lips are chapped, apply a tiny amount of nappy rash cream to help restore moisture and prevent dryness. Same goes for your cracked heels.
Use for baby: Keeps baby’s hair clean and soft
Use for you: Brush and sponge cleaner
Baby shampoo is gentle enough not to damage your brushes and sponges – and you won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals. It’ll get out that stubborn waterproof make-up and leave your brushes soft and smelling great.
Simply mix the shampoo and water, and gently wash the brushes and sponges between your fingers. Let them air dry and they’ll be good as new.
This article was originally published on Women's Health.