Have you ever heard anything so outlandish that you were sure it would never work? Me too! Sometimes, though, those strange tips and tricks are actually pretty good ones because they give you the results you want. How to tell which ones are good and which ones aren’t? I guess it’s a matter of trial and error. However, I have gathered together some of the strangest and will share these weird skincare tips here with you.
1. Put Diaper Rash Cream on Pimples
Diaper rash cream is formulated to take away irritation and calm redness, so it goes to follow that it will work on zits. All you have to do is dab a tiny dot of diaper rash cream on the problem area and watch it do its work. This trick is so effective that you might even see the results right before your very eyes.
2. Wash Your Face with Dandruff Shampoo
Dandruff shampoo doesn’t know the difference between the skin on your scalp and the skin on the rest of your body. Experts say that if you have really dry, flaky skin, you can use dandruff shampoo in place of your regular cleanser a couple of times each month to help alleviate the problem.
3. Wear Vaseline under Your Perfume to Make It Last All Day
OK, this isn’t really skincare, but it has to do with your skin so I’m including it. Perfume tends to fade as the day goes by, but you want it last until you hit the sack at night. Smear a small bit of Vaseline on your pulse points before spritzing on your scent and you can get just that. Perfume needs something to adhere to and it will only cling to skin for a certain amount of time. Spraying it on Vaseline gives it something stronger to hold on to.
4. Hemorrhoid Cream is like Magic for Puffy Eyes
You don’t have to tell anyone you do this, but it really works! Hemorrhoid cream is formulated to combat inflammation so it makes sense that it can quell the bags under your eyes. Gently dab a bit of the cream into the puffy area, being careful not to get it into your eyes. Easy, enough, right?
5. Stave off Itching with Toothpaste
Is your skin covered in itchy bug bites? It happens, but you don’t have to suffer. Smear a small dab of toothpaste on the bite and the itch should disappear. You want the regular type of toothpaste, not all the fancy ones on the market today. Try it – you might find out it’s the best secret you’ve ever learned!
6. Tighten the Skin on Your Face with Pepto Bismol
This medicine is for stomach issues, but experts say it makes a fantastic facial mask. The ingredients in the med help tighten and tone the skin on your face, making it look younger and fresher. Simply smear it all over, let it dry, and then rinse well with warm water.
7. Skip the Expensive Facial Cloths and Use Baby Wipes Instead
They are virtually the same thing, so there’s no reason to spend the money on facial wipes when you can just grab a baby wipe instead. They are way cheaper and do the same job. Most are created for sensitive baby skin so you don’t have to worry about them drying out your face.
Have you ever tried a weird skincare tip that worked? Feel free to share. Which of these tips do you plan to try?