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- March 5, 2009 at 8:10 pm #271310
Hemorrhoid cream. The cream version, not the greasy one, can be used for undereye puffiness. Let it soak in and apply makeup. “It’s also good to de-puff the jawline.”
White toothpaste. Regular toothpaste, not the gel kind, can be dabbed on pimples to dry them overnight.
Eye drops. If you don’t have time to treat a pimple overnight, anti-reddening eyedrops can also be applied to pimples with a swab, left for 10 to 15 seconds, then makeup applied. The drops take the red right out, making the blemish coverable.
Vitamin K salve, available over the counter, helps prevent stretchmarks.
Pepto-Bismol makes a great face-tightening mask. Let it dry, then remove with warm water. It also helps seal the fate of cold sores, Irons says.
Milk of magnesia. If your skin is oily, apply milk of magnesia and let it dry, then rinse before making up.
Baby wipes. Forget the expensive face cleansing pads or cloths. These work fine to remove grime and makeup.
Aspirin can be used to treat dandruff. In her book, The Model’s Way to Beauty, Slenderness and Glowing Health, former Wilhelmina model Oleda Baker recommends mixing an inch of warm water in a coffee cup, dissolving 30 aspirin tablets and 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda, and applying the foaming concoction to your hair after shampooing. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then comb to work out flakes. Doing this every day for a week can eliminate dandruff.
Vaseline. Even though many of the high-end beauty gurus sniff at “mineral oil” for your face, Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH, assistant professor of dermatology at the Stanford University Medical Center, tells WebMD that no one is allergic to petroleum jelly and it makes an excellent moisturizer, especially around the eyes. The layer holds in moisture. “It never irritates from perfumes,” she says.
- March 6, 2009 at 1:09 pm #416849
I just love these beauty tips! I am going to try some. Thanks Lynn!
- March 7, 2009 at 5:50 am #416895
Glad I haven’t pitched that outdated bottle of Pepto Bismol in my medicine cabinet yet.
It now has a new use. lol
- March 10, 2009 at 11:55 am #417144
i love making my own facial stuff. i can control what goes in it.
- March 11, 2009 at 1:57 am #417199
You can even use the generic pepto!!! I do!!
- March 12, 2009 at 3:25 pm #417319
Thanks Lynn, I have tried the toothpaste on pimples and it works but I’ll have to try some of these other suggestions too. Great!
- April 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm #418495
I use the vaseline as a moisturizer and it works very well. It’s cheap and last a very long time. I’ve also used the Hemorrhoid cream do away with the puffiness and it also works very well. The crazy things the us woman will use to look good…..lol
- April 5, 2009 at 1:57 pm #397416
Room Temperature Mountain Dew works great for dandruff too. I’ve never tried the Asprin Mix…but I know if you poor a can of mountain dew on your hair and massage it in for a few minutes then rinse and shampoo it works great!
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