7 Alternate Uses for Moisturizer to Get the Most from Your Money ...


Does anyone else have shelves full of moisturizers? I seem to have an endless amount of body lotions and moisturizers – some I bought, some free gifts, some friends and family bought…there are loads! And of course, I have my favourites, so some just never get used. That’s why I started seeing what else I could use them for. Check out these great uses for excess lotion – I bet you didn’t know moisturizer could do this!

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Static Shock

Do you suffer from static shock? You know, when your clothes or hair get staticky, and they give you a shock, or cause you to shock everyone else around you? Turns out there is an easy solution for this, and it doesn’t involve running around trying to find a way to earth yourself. Just get a blob of moisturizer in your hands, rub in and rub down your clothes. Static free, in no time at all.


Moisturizer is a great multi-purpose product that can be used for more than just keeping your skin hydrated and soft. It can also be used to combat static shock in your clothes and hair. It is a simple and easy solution that does not require any special equipment.

To use moisturizer to reduce static shock, simply rub a small amount between your hands and then massage it into your clothing or hair. This will help to reduce the static electricity that builds up and can cause shocks. It is also a great way to reduce static cling in your clothes, especially in winter when the air is dry.

Moisturizer can also be used to make your clothes look newer for longer. Rubbing a small amount into the fabric can help to reduce pilling and make the fabric softer. It can also be used to remove stubborn stains from fabric. Simply rub a small amount of moisturizer into the stain, let it sit for a few minutes and then wash as normal.

Moisturizer can also be used as a shoe polish. Rub a small amount into the leather and buff with a soft cloth to make your shoes look shiny and new. It is also useful for cleaning leather bags and jackets.


Make a Face Mask

Did you know that a lot of pre-made face masks actually dehydrate the skin? While they are usually packed with feel-good ingredients, they can be quite dry on the skin, and usually strip the face of oils. Give your face a hydrating treat by grabbing a moisturizer, and layering it up on your face. It needs to be thick! Once you’ve added several layers, wait 15 minutes, and remove with a damp washcloth. Apply a regular amount of face cream, and you’re good to go!



Another great way to use your moisturizer is to make a face mask at home. Many store-bought face masks can actually dry out your skin, as they often contain harsh ingredients. By using a thick layer of moisturizer on your face and leaving it on for 15 minutes, you can give your skin a hydrating treatment. After removing the moisturizer with a damp washcloth, apply your regular face cream to lock in the moisture. This DIY face mask is a cost-effective and gentle way to nourish your skin. Plus, you can customize the ingredients based on your skin type and concerns.


Calm That Frizz

I don’t know about you, but those fly away hairs that seem to appear at random moments drive me mad. Sure, you can tame them with hairspray, but it usually leaves your hair hard or sticky, and it can be a pain. Instead, grab a small blob of lotion and rub into your hands, then smooth down your hair. I’ve been doing this ALL THE TIME.


It's not just great for a quick fix either; using a tad of moisturizer is actually gentler on your hair compared to using a lot of chemical-laden products. I love how it nourishes my locks while providing that sleek look without causing buildup. Plus, this little trick works wonders when you're traveling and want to pack light. After all, who needs a separate anti-frizz hair product when your humble moisturizer can double-up? So, next time those pesky strands act up, you’ll be ready with your secret weapon!



Fancy making your own unique exfoliator? Grab some brown sugar or coffee grounds and a bowl of moisturizer, and mix together. Apply, and gently rub in. Then wash off, and apply a face cream or a regular amount of moisturizer. It’s a great way to keep your face looking healthy, without using harsh body scrubs on your delicate face skin.


Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine, but buying separate exfoliators can be expensive. This is where moisturizer comes in handy. Not only does it provide hydration, but it can also be used as a base for DIY exfoliators. Brown sugar or coffee grounds act as natural exfoliants, while the moisturizer helps to prevent irritation and dryness. This method is gentle yet effective, making it suitable for all skin types. Plus, it's a great way to use up any leftover coffee grounds or sugar in your pantry. Say goodbye to expensive exfoliators and hello to a budget-friendly, homemade option.


Keep Your Nails in Check

Cuticle oil is expensive, and I always forget to add it to my shopping list. My new solution? Using moisturizer instead. Apply a little lotion and gently push your cuticles back, as you would with the oil. You’ll get the same results, but without spending any money – and your hands will smell gorgeous, too.


Shave with It

Yep, moisturizer can even be used as a fancy shaving cream. Apply, and shave. It’s a brilliant way to make dry shaving work, too – just make sure that you have used LOADS of moisturizer, because if your legs get too dry, they will be painful and unbearably itchy. Trust me, I’ve been there. Wet or dry, though, lotion makes a great shave!


And don't stop with just legs! Moisturizer can be a life-saver for men's faces or even those underarm areas that can get a bit ticked off after a close shave. With its hydrating properties, it allows the razor to glide over the skin, reducing the risk of nicks and cuts. If you're in a pinch and out of your regular products, don't hesitate to reach for that bottle of moisturizer. Not only will you emerge from the bathroom nick-free, but your skin will also be thanking you for the extra dose of tender loving care. A smooth move for sure!


Unstick Stuff

From stuck wedding rings to jam jars and earrings, I’ve used lotion to unstick every stuck thing that I’ve found recently. Seriously. Just smooth it on, and slide the thing off. Not only is it an effective anti-glue, but it smells good and it’s much more likely to be on hand, too.

Have you ever found a great use for moisturizer, other than keeping your body hydrated and your skin looking great? I’d love to know!

Feedback Junction

Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

Sure,I have a mixed chihuahua rescue and I rub her tiny belly she loves it and smells good too

Frizzy hair remedy will try out

I was always under the impression that body cream should never be applied to he face

I used it for stuck zipper couple of times as well

I am** stupid spellcheck

Katy thanks a ton for these useful tips.

Body cream can be applied to the face if it face is washed beforehand. If not, you will break out! Unanimous totes gonna try this exfoliater!

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