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11 Brilliant Uses For Diaper Rash Cream to Soothe Mosquito Bites, Reduce Scars, and Protect Nails

Even if your little ones have long been potty trained, diaper rash cream is a must-have for every bathroom cabinet. With such a tiny price tag for a generous-sized tub, there’s no end of uses for this wonder product!

Here are the 11 uses for diaper rash cream you may not have known about.

1. Diaper Rash Cream for Spots

Although some skincare gurus disagree, many have found that diaper rash cream (Buy at Walmart, $6.14) works well for those pesky zits that pop up, going as far as calling the product a “lifesaver.” To try it for yourself, just add a dab of cream on the spot in question and leave overnight.

Because of the high zinc oxide content in the cream, it’s a brilliant way of helping to tackle acne, especially when you’re on a budget. This is because the zinc content helps fight inflammation and infection.

Once a week, apply a thin layer of cream before bed and wash any excess off when you get up in the morning.

2. Defend the Dye

How annoying is that leftover hair-dye around your face after dying your hair? Well, just putting a layer of diaper rash cream on the common areas will prevent it from showing.

3. Ease Dog’s Rashes and Dry Patches

Diaper rash cream is recommended by many vets for any dry patches and rashes your dog may have. Make sure you rub in very well so your dog doesn’t lick it off!

4. Stop Thigh Chafing

Applying some diaper rash cream to your thighs will stop chafing in the hot summer and instantly make you more comfortable.

5. Shield Hands from Fake Tanner

When you want to add a summer glow to your skin there’s nothing worse than the residue left behind on your hands. Apply some cream to your hands before you apply your tan and it will act as a barrier. Say goodbye to any brown marks on your hands.

6. Use It as a Cheap Primer

Apply a tiny bit of diaper rash cream here and there before applying your foundation and your make up won’t sink into your skin.

7. Soothe Stings and Bites

Diaper rash cream is also the perfect remedy for your mosquito bites and wasp stings.

8. Protect Those Nails

The last thing you want to see is your perfect nails you just got done, ruined by washing the dishes. So protect them with diaper rash cream. Its water-repellent base creates a protective seal.

9. Relieve Sore Noses

For the flu and cold season, diaper rash cream is great to treat sore noses after blowing your nose a hundred times. Apply under the nose to get rid of dryness.

10. Reduce Scars

Diaper rash cream is also a good cover up for any scar or stretch marks. But, if it doesn’t work for you, and is causing more irritation, stop using the product.

11. Nix Pain After Plucking Eyebrows

Agh, there is nothing worse than the pain and soreness after plucking your eyebrows. Apply some cream to reduce the redness and the stinging. Try it out after waxing too.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, First For Women.

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