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Find Out Lupita Nyong’o’s $14 Travel Skincare Secret

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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Sunburns are a bad accessory to your beach vacation. If you find yourself dealing with the painful after-effects of too much time in the sun, actress Lupita Nyong’o has an effective tip that won’t break the bank and is also good for the environment.

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“Sunscreen is the name of the game, but I think it’s also really important to find products that are not poisonous to the world we live in,” Nyong’o told The New York Times in an interview. “I carry calendula ointment, which is a good healer for burns, scrapes, scars. I had a terrible sunburn and the oil cured me of it in just one night. I swear by it. I guess that’s really the one thing I wouldn’t travel without.”

Pure calendula oil is great for moisturizing dry, chapped, and split skin, and is a natural antiseptic, which can help with healing of minor cuts and bug bites, according to amazon.com. The multi-purpose oil also helps with pore detoxification and toning and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help lessen swelling. The pure, natural product contains no additives, chemicals, or artificial preservatives and is non-GMO, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Photo via amazon.com

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Although a few reviews mentioned the product has a strong odor, most customers seem pleased with the results with 75% of reviews giving it a 5-star rating.


The TSA approved, travel-sized bottle contains 2 ounces and is only $14 on amazon.com.  Be sure to grab a bottle before you take off for your next beach getaway.

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