Monday, April 5, 2010
Let's Talk - kitchen sink remedies
I'm always interested in natural, homemade remedies when possible. My first facials involved oatmeal and of course olive oil was used (and still is) for hair treatments. Going off the top of my head and not cheating by looking up cures online, I've narrowed my list down to a few.
Apple Cider Vinegar - This vinegar is good for all sorts of things. I've used it on zits and as a skin toner, but I don't rely on it for that. I most associate it weight loss. It was suggested to me almost 10 years ago as a way to assist with weight loss. I noticed that it curbed my appetite. I didn't really mess with the stuff too much because I was always moving and weight gain wasn't really an issue. In recent years I've become way more sedentary. I started the ACV again last year to help reduce puffiness and many of you noticed weight loss. This is a repeat for some, but if you're new to the blog, check out this post with before & after pics.
Pepsodent toothpaste - I read this tip in a magazine about using it for zits. It works. If I feel one coming on, I will use the toothpaste if I am out of other cremes. Other brands don't work. It's Pepsodent that you need. If you're on vacation and forget your creme, you might try a $3 tube of this toothpaste, rather than replacing your more expensive face creme that you'll be reunited with soon.
Rubbing alcohol - I think this one also has a boatload of remedy capabilities. The one I read about most recently was in an article in Vogue. Do you get the little rashy bumps in your cleavage? I do. I've gone to the dermatologist for them and she wrote a prescription for a creme. She also told me to shower right away, and, before that, use a cleansing wipe in the area on the way home. I tried the Noxema wipes (love these) and showering right away, but I still got the bumps. Rubbing alcohol keeps them away. Much cheaper & convenient than the Rx.
Share one, two or a few of your kitchen sink remedies that you love & believe in.
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