Wacky Beauty Tips That Work!

By: Lindsay Shively
By: Lindsay Shively

Remember the dad using windex to heal everything on the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"? Well, sometimes those wacky beauty tips work.

Toothpaste on a zit? Vinegar in your hair? Some of that ridiculous-sounding advice you've heard in passing is really right on. (from Cosmopolitan)

  • Powder Your Roots - If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup brush, and dip it into a pot of loose powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove the excess, then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so no one will know you didn't shower.
  • Scent Strands with Perfume - Spray a light shot of fragrance into your brush's bristles. Run it through strands from roots to ends and your hair will smell amazing throughout the day.
  • Cure Calluses with Vaseline - Slather on the petroleum jelly, and put on socks before bed to dissolve tough calluses overnight.
  • Spot-Treat Smudges - Dip a cotton swab in eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase any slipups or goofs when there's no time to redo your whole look.
  • Fix a Flushed Face - If you turn red and stay that way after exercising (like seriously red for hours, even though you're healthy and hydrated), take an antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness.
  • Soften Your Bod with Avocado. Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin, and mash it up in a bowl. Slather it all over your body, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Your skin will be sooo soft -- avocado is a natural moisturizer.
  • Super-Glue a Nail. Instead of tearing off your nail when it breaks, put a tiny dab of Super Glue over the split, and paint a generous layer of your favorite nail polish shade over it. Go for an opaque option (like red, purple, or coral) to camouflage and seal the crack.
  • Use Makeup Remover on Stubborn Lipstick - Don't try to rub off red lipstick (which makes it smear across your mouth -- not so sexy). Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue, dip it in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.
  • Tame Brows with Eye Cream - Pat any kind of rich eye cream over brows to help keep them hydrated and banish those icky white specks that look like dandruff.
  • Buff with Baking Soda - If you find yourself streaking (not glowing) after applying self-tanner, put some baking soda on a loofah, and scrub away the stripes.


What wacky beauty tips or cold remedies or any home-grown tips do you guys have?

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