written by Elizabeth Graves
Multitasking Products to speed up your routine and lighten your load.>
"In theory, doing more than one thing at a time is a good way to accomplish a lot. In practice, however, applying makeup while driving and listening to the radio is a quick way to get into a fender bender. Beauty products, unlike harried humans, have an easier time taking on more tasks -- cleansing hair and moisturizing skin; glossing lips and concealing blemishes; softening hands and healing insect bites (it's true -- keep reading). On the following pages are Real Simple's favorite multiple-use goods. They'll save you time, energy, money, and space -- in your shower, purse, or suitcase."
Multitasking Hall of Fame Product: Egyptian Magic Skin Cream"
"WHAT IT DOES: Quite possibly everything, except your taxes. This all-purpose cream heals chapped lips, hydrates dry skin and hair, eases irritation from insect bites and chicken pox, treats blemishes, works as a hot oil treatment and shaving lotion ... and the list of 29 hair and skin solutions goes on. The bare-bones ancient Egyptian recipe contains olive oil, beeswax, bee pollen, and royal jelly (also from honeybees)."
"TIP: After moisturizing your body, keep hair tame by gently patting it down with the moisturizer that's still on your hands."