Paw paw ointments are one of my beauty essentials. I take mine everywhere, on photo shoots, to the beach. There’s a tube in every travel bag I own… but why?
It’s a multi-purpose topical application. You can use it for: abscesses and boils, bruises and burns, chafing, cuts and cysts, dry and cracked skin on hands and feet, gravel rash and heat rash, insect stings and mosquito bites, open wounds and pimples, scalds and sunburn, swelling associated with injury, splinters and thorns, tinea, nappy rash and cracked nipples, temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema, temporary relief of the discomfort of hemorrhoids by local application (haven’t tried this one out I swear!!) and crusty cold sores (mmm sexy….never had a cold sore to test this theory but my friends swear by it)
Personally, I like applying the ointment to my lips as a balm and the small patches of eczema on my face. I have sensitive skin and sometimes get eczema on the sides of my nose due to tired overworked skin from long days in makeup in front of the camera. It’s one of the quickest remedies to relieve the itch I find and works much faster than prescribed treatments and certainly easier to get a hold of and much better for you.
If there’s any extra left on my hands I apply it to the ends of my hair to disguise fizzy split ends.
It has worked on everyone that I have tried it on and I do regularly slap it on people and get them hooked as well. The antibacterial/antimicrobial and antiseptic properties of the pawpaw accelerate the healing of wounds which, I assume, is why it’s so amazing. Or maybe it because it’s mainly an Aussie product… just like me?
Best of all it’s not that expensive either.
Here are some links to my favourite brands of Paw Paw that I personally use…