ANDThere are only a few foods to rely on at this time of year for dry lips, eyelids, knuckles, and every inch of skin that gets a little dry. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment ($ 13), originally from Australia, has been dubbed “cosmetic adhesive tape” due to its ability to perform multiple tasks at once. The same tube is hailed by professionals for solving dry skin problems, becoming the mainstay of makeup and eliminating flying particles in one go.
The key ingredient is fermented papaya mixed with petroleum jelly and wax to form an ointment that melts on the skin without feeling sticky or overweight. Dermatologists living in the United States often recommend petroleum jelly-based ointments such as Vaseline or Aquaphor for dry skin because they create an occlusive barrier that prevents water from evaporating from the skin. A papaya ointment takes things to the next level by keeping skin hydrated while also filling the skin with proven research like vitamins A, C and E, iron, potassium and magnesium that come from the papaya itself.
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With over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, you can buy the ointment in a 15 gram or 25 gram tube, as well as a 75 gram tub. TBH, while tubing is great for repairing skin on the go, since most of us are parked at home in front of skin stripping heaters as COVID-19 cases grow, perhaps a bath spring would be nice. And don’t take my word for it! Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett swear by the product.
While the benefits for the skin are obvious, makeup and hair care professionals can also be found with tubes of this substance in their kit. Put some lipstick on the back of your hand and mix it with Papaw ointment for a custom-made tint balm. Or, at the end of the night, you can massage the most persistent waterproof eyeliner with the balm to get rid of any ink residue. To fix frizzy hair, spread the ointment over your fingertips until a super thin layer is formed that is almost invisible to the eye; then straighten the curls around the hairline by smoothing them over the other strands.
TL; DR: Whatever your beauty needs, this red tube gets a million gold stars.
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