Tips and Tricks: 5 Weirdest Beauty & Healthcare Tips!

Here’s another of those “quick to read” posts on the 5 Weirdest Beauty and Healthcare Tips! I’ve collected them over a period of months, some years, so as to try them out for myself, and I must say they’re really quite effective! Personally I love using them all – no lie. I originally had a list of 10 but some didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped so I narrowed them down.

Right so let’s begin!

1)Vicks on Headless Pimples

I heard this from my friend awhile back when I was suffering from this HUGE headless pimple on my chin – I thought it was the weirdest thing I’d ever heard but it works ladies. This will either bring the head right out of that sucker or flatten it considerably. It’s an added benefit that it takes the redness away too! The original Vicks would be best, as opposed to Baby Vicks, because of the anti-baterial qualities that can be found in camphor and eucalyptus oil.

This works best on those nasty one or two pimples and not for large areas. Also, do not use on broken skin or popped pimples.

2) Baking Soda and Water for Blackheads

If you’re one of those who didn’t see sense in getting the Mario Badescu Silver Powder to kickstart the efficacy of your pore strips, here’s some good news for you! Simply mix 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda in a small cup of water, stir it up well, and soak 2 round cotton pads in the solution. Thereafter, Place the pads onto your nose (make sure they stick on tight like a seal!) for about 20 minutes and then follow up with your usual pore strip. Now, watch all your blackheads disappear off the face of the earth!

3) Boiled Coke and Ginger for Stomach Upsets

Now this, is a family recipe. My dad makes this for me whenever I get food poisoning or stomach flu and, as weird as it all sounds, it works great! Simply boil a cup full of coke with 3-4 slices of raw ginger – do make sure the water bubbles and boils! You can stop about 1 minute after that. I do not know what it is exactly about this concoction but it soothes my tummy down all the time! Plus I personally feel it still tastes pretty good! Boiling coke is also good for flus and fevers, just in case you didn’t know, because it started out as a medicine in the first place! 🙂

4) Beer/Mayonnaise for Hair

Beer and Mayonnaise!? What!? Well, no whats! They work! If you’re looking for extra shiny lustrous hair, simply condition it, after shampooing your hair, with beer! After you get all that cold beer goodness inside, wrap your hair up for about 20 minutes, then rinse it out and follow up with your own conditioner! The malt conditions your hair, whilst the proteins in the yeast strengthens it!

As for Mayo, its a great hydrating miracle! First, ensure your mayonnaise is warm and not cold. The warmer it is, the more readily the fats and oils enter your hair follicles. Rinse your hair (but DO NOT shampoo it!!), make sure you use warm-hot water so your hair absorbs the mayonnaise better. Massage it in whilst focusing more on your hair ends, then leave it on for a good half an hour to a full hour depending on your needs. When that’s done, wash it out. DO NOT SHAMPOO for the next 24 hours to fully enjoy the benefits!

5) Strawberries for Whiter Teeth

Is your whitening toothpaste not working out for you, and you just cannot afford that whitening service at the dentist? Don’t fret because here’s a good cheap cure! 🙂 All you need is A STRAWBERRY. That’s right! Just ONE!

You can choose to cut the strawberry in half and use one part to brush directly over your top teeth and the other part for your bottom. You can also opt to mash the strawberry up and brush it into your teeth with a toothbrush. It’s entirely up to you. Isn’t that better than spending $10 on a toothpaste that doesn’t live up to its hype in the end? Plus – what’s so great is that you can see the results; even if they’re slow for you, the strawberries still taste yummy! Added bonus indeed!

Photo credits to: Huffington Post

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