10 unusual ways to use paw paw ointment

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Paw paw ointment is a lip care staple. In fact, you could even claim it’s a cult product. And we wouldn’t be surprised if every single one of us has a tube stashed in the handbag,  bathroom and bedside table, too.

But did you know this hydrating salve isn’t just useful as a lip balm? We recently discovered thatcan be used in 10(!) different ways, giving us many more reasons to love this go-to beauty product.

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10 DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE PAW PAW OINTMENT

#1 As a lip primer

Apply the paw paw ointment under your lipstick to create a smooth, moisturised base – it’ll help make your lipstick stay-put instead of bleeding or drying into a wrinkly finish.

#2 As a lip gloss

Dab a little paw paw over the top of lipstick to add a pretty, moisturising sheen.

#3 As an eyeshadow primer

Wipe a small amount onto your eye area before applying eyeshadow to help extend its wear time and allow for easy colour blending. Or if you like the glossy eye look, apply it on top for a dewy finish.

#4 As a hair styling product

Rub a teeny tiny amount between your palms and run your hands through your hair to help tame frizz, define your hairstyle, hydrate your ends and help prevent split ends.

#5 As a brow styler

Using a spoolie (the mascara-like brush on the end of a brow pencil), brush a little paw paw ointment onto your brows to help define your arches and keep stray hairs in place.

#6 As a cuticle cream

Massage a little paw paw into your cuticles each evening before you go to bed for healthier, stronger nails and cuticles.

#7 As a face mask for dry skin

Apply to a light layer to cleansed and toned skin, and leave on overnight. Come morning, the paw paw will have penetrated your skin and you’ll have a smooth, hydrated complexion.

#8 As an all-over skin moisturiser

Paw paw ointment is sensational at soothing and healing dry or irritated skin anywhere on the body. This includes dry elbows, cracked heels, and red or itchy skin caused by rashes, eczema, psoriasis or other skin conditions.

#9 As a wound healer

Treat burns, cuts or wounds instantly with paw paw ointment – it has incredible healing powers.

#10 As a sting soother

Got a bite or a sting? Instantly soothe itchy, swollen skin with paw paw ointment as it promotes fast skin healing

3 paw paw products we love:

  1. Natralus Essential Paw Paw Ointment 
  2. Sukin Naturals Paw Paw Ointment
  3. DB Cosmetics Paw Paw Plus

*This article has been updated since its original publication date.

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  1. I have just bought my second tube of the Sukin Naturals Paw Paw Ointment so I must like it. I rarely buy the same products again apart from a few staple products.

  2. Just FYI – be careful with Paw paw.

    I lived by my lucas paw paw balm and wouldn’t go anywhere without it.

    I developed sever dermatitis on my lip and it turns out it was from using paw paw balms. My dermatologist told me the fragrances in the pawpaw had caused me to have an allergic reaction and they were the cause of my dermatitis. She explained that most paw paw balms include a tiny amount of fragrance – sometimes not even enough to have them listed on the ingredients. Constant use can cause allergic reactions and she has been seeing these issues occur more frequently.

    Now, as recommended by my dermatologist, I only use vaseline and the issue on my lip has disappeared.
    Just something to keep in mind.

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