Use What?! 4 Strange Skincare Substitutes

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We’ve used coconut oil in just about every way imaginable, and have no issue swapping out our blush for that cherry flavored, red colored lip balm we love! So what about other substitutions? You are in luck! There are plenty of other ways to make what you already have in your beauty and kitchen cabinets multi-functional. Take a look below:

1. Crisco 

Yep good ole’ Crisco. It’s meant to be used in the kitchen, typically for baking, but why not use it as an all-purpose moisturizer. It’s perfect! And for all of you vegans out there, this is great for you because it’s vegetable shortening, not lard! Just like my love for nightly Vaseline facial moisturizing, Crisco is just as good. No worries – you won’t wake up with quarter size pimples. The formula is meant to lay on the skin and seal in the natural oils your skin produces, so it won’t penetrate enough to create buildup and acne.

2. Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel

Run out of your primer, but have some anti-chafing formula laying around? This is a great and affordable alternative. In fact, many celebrity makeup artists swear by it. The dimethicone in the Monistat acts as a silicone base, making the application of makeup smoother and gives your skin a pore-blurring effect. The best part about it is most of the top selling primers on the market are beyond expensive and Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel is a third of the price.

3. Orajel 

Want to plump up those lips? The Orajel formula offers the same effects as…