If you’re not already familiar with solid oils, it’s time to get acquainted.
Solid oils are the new beauty product du jour, and are simplifying the hydration process by way of happy little tins. Instead of worrying about leaky bottles of oil in your carry on, pack one small tin of solid oil and you’ll be all set for a ton of beauty issues. Rub your fingers over the solid oil, and your natural body heat will go to work liquifying the oil so it can easily be smeared on just about anything. Try a formula like The Body Shop’s Wild Argan Oil Solid Miracle Oil.
1. Tame frizz. Use it on the dry ends of your hair to tame the split, frizzy ends.
2. Beachy waves. Rub some oil between your palms, and use it to define tousled, beachy waves.
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3. Cuticle oil. Why pack a 2nd product?
4. Elbow grease. Dry elbows and knees? Use oil to cure it.
5. Foot softener. Enough said! Just bring some socks.
6. Makeup touch-ups. Dab a Q-tip in and use it to effortlessly clean up makeup mishaps.
7. Self-tanning details. Use the oil to “seal off” areas you don’t want your self-tanner to touch.
8. Eyebrow tamer. Dab your eyebrow brush in and glide over brows for perfectly manageable brows with sheen.
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9. Jewelry magic. Having a hard time getting an old earring through your lobe? Dip the pointy part in the solid oil and try it again!
10. Sexy shoulders. Rub some between your palms and apply to your collar bones after putting on a strapless dress or top. The added sheen is super sexy and romantic!
11. Perfume. Rub a little on your pressure points, like the inside of your wrists to keep the fragrance coming all day long (in a natural way).
12. Deep, matte eyeliner. Instead of dipping your angled brush in water before eyeshadow, dip it in a little solid oil. The resulting eyeliner will last longer, and give a much richer, deeper finish.
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13. Give your nails a break. Take off your polish, let your nails breathe for a day or two, and hydrate the over-worked surface by rubbing some solid oil in. The next day they’ll be ready for your polish again and in much better condition.
14. Scrub on the go. If you’re traveling, don’t waste time with extra products that can’t be packed in your carry on. Solid oil + a packet of sugar from a restaurant = a perfect, small serving of scrub (ideal for the backs of arms)!
15. Heel rescue. If you suspect your new fave shoes will cause a blister on your heel, keep a tin of solid oil on hand to dab some on heels every 1-2 hours. You’ll break the shoes in without blistering.
16. Massage oil. Warm some up between your palms, and rub away the stresses in your feet, shoulders, and neck.