By Tammy from Udall, KS
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I have been using Avon's Skin So Soft for many years in the summer to repel mosquitoes when I golf or work in the garden.
Use Avon Skin So Soft as a creme for your hair after shampoo. Been using it for ten years as it just takes a couple of drops so you save a lot of money. No, it doesn't leave any kind of smell.
I use Avon's skin-so-soft in a spray bottle on my glass shower doors. Spray on doors and wipe off with a paper towel, your doors will be clean and the bathroom will have that fresh scent of skin-so-soft, repeat about once a week. By Donna
Did you just buy the neatest photo frame at the thrift store but they put this big ole sticker on the glass and now you can't get it off? Just run the sticker under some warm water to remove it and then dry it. After you dry it, use some Avon Skin So Soft to remove the excess sticky stuff...
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I recently found out my teenage boys have been using the SSS bath oil not only on their body after showering, but they're also using it on their face as a type of moisturizer. I'm not sure if this is OK. Any thoughts?
If they have oily skin, I would recommend an astringent like witch hazel vs an oil. If they have dry skin and can stand the smell and feel of skin so soft, it should not hurt them.
Your boys are smart and correct! Skin So Soft is great for your skin as a moisturizer and advertises that it is also gentle enough for babies. Also for years its great as a mosquito repellant !
It should not really hurt them at all if the skin on their face is dry. it will help to moisturize the face and keep it nice. I would not worry so much about this and just check to see if they are having any type of acne problems using it. If not let them go ahead and use it.
What are the uses for Skin So Soft?
Some people swear it works on preventing mosquito bites. I never had luck with it. Consumer Reports even said it does not meet market standards. If you have luck with it, that is great. It should not cause you any harm, unless you are allergic to the ingredients. Always test it in a very small part of skin and watch for reactions.
The only alternate use I ever found for it was it takes the goo from bandages off my skin really easily. That may not sound like much, but I am very allergic to adhesives and it tends to stick to my skin if I use a bandage or tape, so getting it off quickly (sometimes you have to use a bandage) is important.
There are a lot of things that the skin so soft can do:
At one time Avon had a list of "Things To Do With Skin So Soft". Does anyone know or have a copy.
Rona from Las Vegas
Hi Rona! Here's one site: bridgett.maddoc.net/
My mom sells Avon and the site that Luvyabye listed is true!!! It really does the job!!! I like it for removing bandaids from my little ones!!! It such a great product that has so many different uses!!!
When my kids where young, I'd keep a small amount in the laundry room and squirt some on the leftover sticker mess that was on clothes. It never left a stain and saved lots of clothing. I passed that hint on to so many people during those years.
Thanks everyone for the information on Skin So Soft.
one i didn't see listed is
use it to remove permanent marker from your childs face !
my mom figured this one out !
My favorite thing to do with Avon SSS is apply in the summer time, it helps ward off the mosquitos, and bugs, especially in the late summer evening, plus I love the smell, and I have dry skin, so it helps that too. SSS oil. I also put it in a small spray bottle to travel with, and just spray on a little and rub it in to ward off the flying varmints. If you can post a copy of the list of uses, I sure would love to see it.....
Here you go, Glinda...again, it's from this site:
A bath oil
An after shower moisturizer.
Can be used to remove makeup.
A suntan oil (no sunscreen)
Pour a little in the water of your foot saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
A hot oil treatment to soften nails.
A good massage oil for those overworked, sore muscles.
A good insect repellant for people and their pets (good for fleas also)
Helps relieve itching created by insect bites and dry skin.
Sponge it on screen and around doors, windows to keep crawling bugs, as well as flies and mosquitoes out.
A good wood cleaner, conditioner and polish for natural wood.
Removes chewing gum from hair, skin and most non-porous surfaces.
Removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metal and most plastics.
Cleans tape marks left by bandages from skin.
Cleans ink from skin and most vinyl and painted surfaces.
Gently cleans HEAVY grease and oil from skin and non-porous surfaces (great for mechanics' hands) even from Ultra Suede
Removes soap scum from shower doors, shower curtains, windows and bathroom and kitchen fixtures.
Remove lime and hard water deposits from windows, fixtures, shower doors and tile.
Removes tar spots from car finishes without damaging paint finish.
An oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together as easily as they used to.
Cleans paint brushes easily, and leaves them as soft as new.
Removes paint and stain from skin -- much gentler than turpentine.
Removes gum from carpet.
Cuts grease and dirt from range hoods.
Removes candle wax from furniture, carpeting and clothing.
Removes scuff marks from patent leather shoes.
Removes liquid nail (panelling glue)
Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down sides and they'll come apart easily -- no breakage.
Removes "ring around the collar."
Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans these nicely and leaves car fresh smelling
It is a tried and true bug repellent
if you have lots of extras...think about sending to our service men and women
I found this site too. Also read that it does not work as a bug repellant. Look at Urban Legends
Here`s the link for things it can be used for
I recently saw that Skin So Soft can be used to remove fur from clothing, but I'm not sure of the proper way to do it, i.e., add to laundry detergent, rub on clothes, etc.
I would NOT do this. Skin So Soft is great for a lot of things, but I would not put it on any fabric.
The best way to get fur off of clothing is with those double stick tape brushes or a Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter. The tape brushes are cheap but one time use items, the Gonzo are reusable and also kinda work like a Magic Sponge thingy and are good for other cleaning.
This is a page about using Skin So Soft as an insect repellent. While many claim to find this product helpful in keeping mosquitoes away there are also a large number of reviews that report there being no positive effect.