Shaving with conditioner? Soothing skin with tea? These tips may sound crazy, but they actually work. And so do others even crazier! Here are a few you should try:
1. Powder your roots
If your hairline starts to look greasy, dip a big fluffy makeup brush into a pot of loose powder, tap it once on the back of your hand to remove any excess and dust it into your roots. This will soak up any excess oil and blend into your strands, so no one will notice you haven’t shampooed. Make sure you match the powder colour to your hair colour. If you prefer, you can use baby powder instead of loose powder. This works better for blondes though.
2. Use toothpaste on a pimple
Wash your face, dab a small amount of toothpaste on your pimple and let it dry for several minutes before washing it off. Toothpaste doesn’t take the zit away but it dries it up and absorbs the oil. But just because this method works, it doesn’t mean you should use it. Why? It has a few risks. Menthol and fluoride, two ingredients found in toothpastes, can irritate the skin, and even burn it if left on for too long. In addition, toothpaste can also dry the skin.
3. Shave with hair conditioner
If you have run out of shaving cream, use a hair conditioner instead. I do this all the time, and my left are sooo smooth afterwards!
4. Cure calluses with Vaseline
Apply Vaseline to your calluses and put on your socks before going to bed. It will dissolve calluses overnight and leave your skin softer.
5. Use a green tea bag to quell inflammation
if your skin is looking puffy or irritated, steep a bag of green tea for one or two minutes, let it cool down and dab it over your face. Green tea contains antioxidants that help to quell inflammation.