You can pick it up any drug store for just a few dollars. In fact, you probably already have a tube or two laying around the house or buried in the bottom of your diaper bag. Aquaphor is a baby registry staple to help you deal with the inevitable diaper rashes. But the things you had you had no idea you can use Aquaphor for make this product the unsung hero of the drugstore beauty aisle.
There's a reason everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Khloe Kardashian has raved about this stuff. Even, Beyoncé, who is is a beautiful ageless wonder, apparently goes to sleep with a face full of Aquaphor every night, according to Elle. If it's good enough for Queen Bey, it's good enough for the mere mortals of the world.
Before I had a baby, I'd never bought Aquaphor. Now, I use it on a daily basis and I've tested out pretty much everything on this list and more. It's an awesome (and cheap) investment to me — scentless, and incredibly versatile. Even if you've already got some in your baby's room, here are 11 reasons you may want to consider a tube for your makeup bag and your medicine cabinet.
1. Easing Various Diaper Discomfort
You probably know that you can use Aquaphor when your baby has a diaper rash. But you might not think to use it if your baby develops some chaffing around the legs or waist due to their diaper. This became more of an issue for me once my baby started crawling, and Aquaphor always helped clear her skin up fast.
2. Soothing All The Red Spots
If your baby is a little bundle of chub like mine, you know the challenge of keeping all these fleshy rolls clean and irritation free. Places like their neck and armpits can get sore and red, but a little Aquaphor can help.
3. Providing Teething Comfort
Teething babies can drool up a storm, and all that wetness can leave their delicate skin aching. You can slather on some Aquaphor to protect little mouths, chins, and necks and keep teething rash at bay, according to What to Expect.
4. Giving Your Feet Some TLC
Aquaphor is great for dry feet and cracked heels. Rub some on, slip on some socks, and go to bed. Let it work its magic overnight and chances are the difference will be noticeable when you wake up.
5. Keeping Your Cuticles in Great Shape
Use the same trick above, but with gloves. Aquaphor will help keep your cuticles from drying out and becoming painful, and it'll also keep your hands soft and smooth.
6. Beating Chaffing
The word alone strikes terror in my heart- chaffing is just awful. Whether it's under the boobs or between the thighs, some Aquaphor cut can down on that uncomfortable friction. According to The Cut, it's also great for runners, who deal with chaffing in places I don't even want to think about it.
7. Treating Minor Burns
Forget your oven mitt when taking a dish out of the oven? Missed a spot when applying sunblock? You can dab some Aquaphor on your burn for relief, according to The Los Angeles Times.
8. Healing Scars
9. Smoothing Under Eye Skin
10. Removing Makeup
It's all fun and games until it's time to scrub the makeup off. She Finds noted that Aquaphor easily removes makeup and leaves your skin feeling soft after.
11. Keeping Eyebrows Under Control
If your brows just won't behave, Cosmopolitan suggested smoothing eyebrows down with a dab of Aquaphor. If this is an issue that troubles you, please know that you're not alone and I completely feel your pain.