[Science Life Hack] Don’t cut open your lotion, that’s probably not necessary. Instead, add a little hot water instead.


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So, I saw /u/MosYEETo tip to cut open your lotion container to get the rest out (thank you for sharing your tip!). Perhaps a bit extreme, but it’ll work.

There is an alternative. Most moisturizers are water based. After the time it takes to empty larger containers, the bottom bit often can get really thick which prevents it from getting pumped out. Look at the ingredients on the back, if you see water as one of the ingredients (hopefully, the first five or so…) a bit of hot water will solve the issue.

**Directions:** Run tap water until it gets hot. Depending on how much is left, start with about a tablespoon worth of hot water. Close the container and swirl it around in the container. You should feel the water sloshing around for a little and then it’ll slow down and you should feel *all the lotion* sloshing around.

Now try pumping the container again (remember that what’s in the tube will be the thick lotion until the newly hydrated lotion gets through). If it hasn’t thinned enough, add a little more water and repeat the process. In the end you should have flowing lotion again so that you can effortlessly (ok, slight exaggeration) pump the remainder of your lotion out of the container and you get all your money’s worth out.

Slight note: if you have really hard water and notice your lotion is a bit different after doing this, consider using distilled or purified drinking water. It shouldn’t be an issue, but there are a *LOT* of lotions out there, so no way to know how hard water will affect all of them.



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