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Crisco...the hidden beauty product
Get ready folks: I'm coming out of the closet! I can't hide this anymore. I even came clean to my husband. I never saw him laugh so hard and I don't think I've ever felt sillier, except for maybe the time when....oh never mind, that's behind me now. Anyway, the truth is the truth, so here goes:
I was sipping my coffee one morning watching "Good Morning America" and this one morning there was a beauty segment. I'm pretty sure it was Robin Roberts interviewing some beauty products person and she was showcasing all different creams and lotions for dry skin. Robin looked a little worried when the woman came to a container of Crisco shortening. "Really??" she asked, and actually seemed to back away from the can like it was a snake ready to strike.
"Yes, really!!" the woman replied. I listened with skepticism while she touted its exploits but the squeeky wheels of curiosity began to chug a lug in my brain.
So.....when I went to the market I purchased a can. I drove home giddy with hope. I had just bought a 16 ounce can of shortening for maybe $2.00 and if this stuff actually worked, then I might have well just won the lottery.
With the Crsico securely hidden behind my back, I snuck past my husband and into the bathroom, anxious to try it out. I flipped the lid off and looked down into the can. The pure white concoction beckoned me to dip my fingers in, and I obliged. The results?
I tried it on my elbows, heels and hands and the results were instant and effective. Oh joy!!!!My skin became soft on contact!!! And the best part is it lasts all day! I do want to say that I pumice my heels every other day and always put a lotion on them after my shower...so they're in pretty good shape. I realize that some people's heels might be more of a challenge, but with a little work you too can have soft, supple heels =)
Can I tell you how excited I was?? I like the word inexpensive....cheap is even better...and this stuff is cheap! And the 16 ounce can will last oh so long. But there's more......The next test came about a week later...
Hmmm, I thought to myself as I scooped up the last drop of under eye treatment with my little finger. The blue container of Crisco with the Betty Crocker-like picture of way too fattening desserts was perched on the corner of the bathroom sink. I eyed it suspiciously, wondering if this could possibly take the place of my expensive eye cream. Can't hurt and maybe it will help....so I lifted the plastic lid and dipped my pinkie in it....barely. What's that Brill Cream ad say?? "A little dab will do ya"?
yup...just a dab. I patted just a little under each eye and put the leftover on my lips...and to my delight it did not disappoint; my under eye area and lips became soft instantly and remained that way all day.
Mind you, this stuff is rich so you only need a little bit......but IT WORKS!!!!
The ingredients read like this:
soybean oil, fully hydrogenated palm oil, partially hydrogenated palm and soybean oils, mono and diglycerides, TBHQ and citric acid (antioxidants). That's it...simple ingredients with very nice results. I'm not trying to say that it will erase wrinkles and age spots and things like that, but I do know for a fact that it's a fantastic moisturizer...
Try it. You won't be disappointed. You have my word on that.
Yes, Crisco all vegetable shortening. It's weird, I know.