Top Four Best Double Duty Beauty Products

Photography By Michael Alberstat. Hair And Makeup By Samanth Glad.

As masters of the too-much-to-do and too-little-time philosophies, we’ve had to get creative with our beauty cupboard—besides wearing hubby’s deodorant or even, dare we say it, using 2-in-1 shampoo. These crafty solutions make our mornings easier and our cupboards tidier. Here are our top four ways to get double duty out of your beauty products:

1. Straightening Iron The collar of your button-down is sitting funny, your cuffs need pressing and you stink at getting in between buttons with your clunky iron. Hooray, your straightening iron is a great tool to de-wrinkle hard-to-press areas! Heck, you can even do it while wearing the item. Talk about a time saver.

2. Lotion Tame your frizzies with a dollop of body cream. This really saves space in your bathroom cupboard, and is much cheaper than shelling out for serums and pomades.  In fact, a lot of conditioning treatments for hair and skin can be used interchangeably because they contain similar moisturizing ingredients. Tip Keep a travel-size hand cream in your bag for on-the-go maintenance.

3. Baby Wipes These are a quick and easy way to remove your make-up, especially if you are traveling and forgot (or did not want to pack) your elaborate skincare system. They don’t offer the same renewing, cleansing and moisturizing, so do apply a moisturizer after. We like Seventh Generations wipes, because they are hypoallergenic, unscented and alcohol- and chlorine-free.

4. Kid’s Shampoo It might not be tough enough to get the hairspray out of your hair, but it is gentle enough to wash your tights and bras and panties with. (A great solution if you run out of your gentle detergent on laundry day). Warning: Only handwash. We’re not sure what shampoo would do to your washer, but we don’t think it is worth finding out—though this site seems to think it’s okay.

Do you have any beauty secrets you’re willing to share?

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