Heal Thyself with Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

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Seriously, if I could travel the world sampling the best in beauty that each country had to offer, I’d be the happiest girl on earth. But until I take off, thankfully I have my pal Abby at New London Pharmacy in Chelsea. She’s my connoisseur of international beauty—you remember when I took you on a virtual tour of her shop, right? Whenever you want to know the best the world has to offer in beauty, you go to her.

On my last visit to New London, she sent me home with Lucas’ Papaw Ointment ($12). Made in Australia from pure Australian papaws (a tree discovered back in 1906 by T.P. Lucas to be the finest natural medicine discovered yet), Lucas’ Papaw Ointment has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can be used topically to relieve minor burns, chafing, cuts, gravel rash, minor open wounds, sunburn, etc. as well as provides temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema.

I get pretty clumsy so I’m always needing an ointment for something, but over the last few weeks I’ve remained pretty accident-free though I did have a patch of dry skin on the back of my ear that would not go away no matter what I did (I suspect it came from being irritated from the blow dryer). For two weeks I periodically applied Lucas’ Papaw Ointment (which by the way doesn’t smell as mediciney as you would expect) and…voila! Dryness gone.

I’m actually, as silly as this sounds, looking forward to getting minor irritations just so I can see if Lucas’ Papaw Ointment can tackle them, too…lol. Warm weather’s coming so this would be great to have for the season of sunburn and heat rash.

Bottom line: This could be because I grew up with my mom having all kinds of salves and ointments around the house, but one can never go wrong without having a tube of healing potion around. You might not have an immediate need for Lucas Papaw Ointment, but it’s one of those things you want to have handy just in case.

Where to buy: New London Pharmacy

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A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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