Who says Chapstick is just for chapped lips?
I mean, it does an amazing job at its primary purpose, but there’s a world of possibilities in that sleek little tube. Well, it might not exactly save your life — unless a stuck zipper is keeping you hostage — but I’m sure you’ll find these tips useful!
Here are 10 surprising uses for Chapstick that you didn’t know about.
Important note: For most of these, you need to use the plain variety aka the unflavoured and unscented one. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to slather menthol Chapstick inside your nose.
1. Helps heal minor scrapes and keeps cuts from bleeding
You can heal paper cuts and immediately stop the pain with chapstick. pic.twitter.com/HHds4R59WC
“” Life Hacks (@iLlFEHACKER) July 18, 2016
2. Prevents frostbite
rode his bike to work today -20C/-4F I put lip balm all over my face to avoid frostbite, wear my pepper skins. And Chuck Norris respects me
“” Derrick Fogle (@h4x354x0r) January 15, 2009
3. Prevents blisters from forming
“” Dave Serpa (@CoachSerp) July 3, 2016
4. Sooth raw, irritated skin inside or around the nose
Being sick means I put Chapstick on my nose
“” chris coffman (@CoffmanNation) July 21, 2016
5. Tame flyaway hair
Girlie Fun Fact: a little Chapstick on your fingers is a great way to tame flyaways in your hair. #themoreyouknow
“” Leanne Aguilera (@leanneaguilera) July 1, 2013
6. Lubricate stuck zippers
Life hack: @ChapStick works wonders on a stuck zipper. Apply sparingly. Zipper also smells good after application…
“” Jim Cloughley (@jcloughley) February 2, 2015
7. Lubricate rings stuck on your fingers
“” Style Tips (@StyleTipero) October 30, 2015
8. Remove eye makeup
This morning I used green apple Chapstick to remove my eye makeup
“” jess (@bvttfricker) September 14, 2015
9. Smooth rough patches of skin
Bruh chapstick gets me through the rough patches in life
“” Jacob Campesi (@jacobfkncampesi) January 1, 2014
10. And serves as an emergency candle in a jiffy!
We learn something new each day!