Instead of running to the store every single time you need something, try looking inside your medicine cabinet! The items we store there can be used to solve a number of daily home problems and common body issues.
From an easy way to get rid of unsightly acne, to a solution to cuts that just won't stop bleeding and so much more, your medicine cabinet holds all of the answers. So pop it open and start rummaging - it's time to try these helpful double-duty life hacks!
Peroxide In The Ear
Fight a cold with this easy ear trick. Lying on your side, pour a cap full of hydrogen peroxide into your ear. You should feel it bubble and tickle within moments. Let it bubble for about 15 minutes, then repeat the process on the opposite side. It is best to do this when you feel a cold coming on, and repeat every 12 hours until symptoms disappear!
Banish A Mouth Ulcer For Good
Chewing on Tums can actually help heal a mouth sore! This works by balancing the pH of the mouth. When the mouth is too acidic, cold sores can form and by removing the acid, you give your mouth a chance to heal completely.
Smooth Your Bikini Line
It's officially bikini season! If you don't want razor burn around your downstairs, apply a thin layer deodorant to your bikini line after shaving. Be sure to use a solid, unscented formula - the gel kind won't work at all and fragrances can cause even more irritation.
Get Rid Of Blisters
Shorten the life of a blister using this bathroom staple. According to Prevention, Listerine speeds up the healing process by drying the blister out. They recommend dabbing a mouthwash-soaked cotton ball on the blister three times a day until the blister is gone, or until it no longer hurts.
Aspirin For Acne
Now you can spot-treat a stubborn pimple with an aspirin mask. Simply place a couple un-coated tablets in the palm of your hand and add water, just a couple drops at a time. Slowly, the tablets will dissolve, leaving you with a grainy paste. Apply this paste to breakouts and let it dry before washing it off with warm water.
Denture Tabs Clean It All
These handy tabs clean much more than just your dentures! Denture tabs can clean your coffeemaker, toilet and even your jewelry! To clean your toilet in a flash, simply drop a denture tab into the bowl and wait 20 minutes before flushing. Voilà - it's as good as new!
Perfect Your Dye-Job
If you are one of the millions who opt for an at-home dye job instead of spending hundreds at a salon, this is the trick for you! Simply dabbing Vaseline along your hairline before using a boxed dye creates a barrier between the skin and the dye, which prevents the dye from staining your head.
Zap Toenail Fungus
Livestrong suggests using Vick's Vapor Rub on your toenails to fight fungus. You need to apply the Vick's twice a day, by rubbing it into the infected toenail and leaving your feet uncovered. Repeat this process periodically (every few days or so), while also trimming the toenail often until the infected portion grows out and is snipped off!
Ease RLS With Just A Bar Of Soap
If you suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, you know how impossible and uncomfortable it can be getting and staying asleep. To help ease RLS symptoms, try slipping a bar of soap under the covers (at the foot of your bed) before you fall asleep.
Stop Bleeding With Visine
Eye drops help to alleviate redness in the eye by constricting the blood vessels. You can apply this same technique by dripping a couple Visine drops on your minor cut. The solution also constricts the blood vessels on your skin as well and can help stop bleeding almost instantly!
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Pulling A Double-Duty Just For You
Instead of working harder, let the items in your medicine cabinet do the hard work for you! Once you've mastered these helpful hacks, share them with your friends and loved ones so they can maximize their medicine cabinet's potential, too!