7 Medicine Cabinet Staples That Work Beauty Wonders
Look your best in a flash—for less!—by using these everyday products to combat under eye bags, moisturize, stand in for makeup primer, and more
Your medicine cabinet and makeup bag occupy different real estate in your bathroom, but the two play better together than you may have ever imagined. Items lining your shelves can double as excellent beauty stand-ins, often at a fraction of the price of cosmetics. “Many drugstore items are made for sensitive areas, which means they can work on other delicate parts of your body you may not have thought of before,” says Whitney Bowe, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Here are seven products you likely already have that could revolutionize your beauty routine.
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Beauty bonus: Eye makeup remover
“Using regular facial cleanser to remove your eye makeup requires you to rub the skin of your eyes, which can cause micro-tears and inflammation, and decrease the density and thickness of your eyelashes,” Bowe says. Instead, apply petroleum jelly to your eyelid and gently use a soft tissue or cotton ball to wipe it away. Your makeup lifts off as the jelly soothes and moisturizes the thin, delicate skin of your eyelid. We’ll call that a win-win. [Tweet this!]