Our bodies contain more microbes—bacteria, viruses, and fungi—than the Milky Way’s stars, all of which are working to keep us safe. When the good microbes are threatened, we must improve them by strengthening our immune systems with coconut oil or eliminating the build-up of bad microbes that trigger foot fungus with vinegar.
1. Make your skin look better by incorporating this Korean facial beauty tip.
Jamsu, a strange Korean beauty trend, entails dunking one’s head in cold water, which promises to keep makeup in place while giving you a matte look. Apply a coat of talcum powder on top of your makeup before immersing your whole face in a sink or bowl of cold water for 15-30 seconds, depending on how dry your skin is.
This technique not only gives your makeup a matte finish, but the cold water still keeps the skin strong and radiant.
2. To relieve scratching from a mosquito bite, apply roll-on deodorant.
This unexpected advice will help you avoid being bitten by itchy mosquitos. While it will not keep you from being bitten, it will help you feel better after you have been bitten.
Swelling and discomfort can be reduced quickly by applying a roll-on antiperspirant deodorant to the bite area. The aluminium chloride in deodorant can help to relieve swelling and discomfort from these vexing bites.
3. Use a vinegar and water foot bath to get rid of the odor.
Foot odour is a very common problem, particularly in hot weather. It’s a sign of bacteria and foot fungi that grow in wet, moist environments. Soak your feet in a 1 part vinegar, 2 parts water solution for 20 minutes to get rid of odour. This should help to eliminate the bacteria that is causing the odour.
To keep your feet fresh and disinfected, soak as much as once a day or as infrequently as once a week, depending on the odour amount. However, soaking your feet in a vinegar solution is not recommended if you have any open sores or cuts on your feet.
4. For self-tanning errors, use this gentle baking soda and water exfoliator.
During the months when you might want to use a tanning product at home to improve your tan, we have a simple tip for avoiding any mistakes. Baking soda can help with streaks and irregularities after self-tanning without causing skin irritation.
Simply make a thick paste with water and baking soda and add it in circular motions to the areas you want to lighten or eliminate. Since self-tanners dye the skin’s outer layers, this exfoliator can safely remove these surface-layer skin cells, eliminating the tan.
5. Use this flaxseed hair moisturiser and gel, which is non-oily and non-sticky.
We’ve all had those bad hair days where no matter what we do, our hair looks exhausted and we can’t seem to keep it under control. This natural gel will give you solid, healthy hair while also moisturising your scalp.
Flaxseed gel, which is high in nutrients including vitamin B, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids, is great for giving curls definition without flakes and preventing frizz, dryness, and split ends.
Simply boil the seeds in water for up to 10 minutes before using a sieve to separate the seeds from the gel. Add more hot water to the pan if it becomes too thick to sieve. After showering, apply the gel to wet hair and rub it into your scalp to moisturise it.
6. To relieve soreness the next day, drink fresh ginger tea after working out.
We’ve all felt the agony of waking up with aching muscles after a workout, but thanks to ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties, this safe tip will help alleviate the discomfort. This means it will relieve muscle pain associated with exercise and recreation while still providing a good boost to the body.
To relieve pain the next day, simply boil chopped ginger root on the stove for 10-15 minutes after your workout. By simply adding more water and reboiling the ginger, you will get the full benefits in 2-3 cups.
7. Whiten your nails by using natural oregano essential oil.
It’s natural for nails to turn yellow from time to time, with bacterial infections being the most common cause. It is suggested that you add oregano oil to your nails to make them whiten.
Oregano oil is known to destroy and stop the growth of microbial bacterial infections that cause yellowing due to its antimicrobial properties. Apply the essential oil to your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed.
8. Coconut oil can be added to your morning coffee for a variety of health benefits.
This simple tip will help you stay safe while also giving you a boost of energy in the morning. Simply add a teaspoon of coconut oil to your morning coffee to support your immune system and balance your blood sugar levels from the start of the day.
Coconut oil has a long list of health benefits, ranging from encouraging healthy hair and skin to lowering blood pressure. So, instead of reaching for the sugar, aim for the coconut oil!
9. Increase the nutrient intake by eating new frozen fruits and vegetables.
To maintain a healthy and strong body, we must eat the recommended nutrients from our meals. Frozen fruit and vegetables, surprisingly, have a higher nutritional content than perishables, owing to the fact that vitamins are ‘locked’ into them when frozen.
Frozen fruit and vegetables, unlike fresh fruit and vegetables that have been transported from the field to the store over a few days or weeks, have the nutritional content of freshly picked and collected produce. Another advantage is that frozen produce has a longer shelf life than fresh perishables, which means you can save money while reducing food waste!
10. Try massaging your body with these common household items.
Without leaving the comfort of your own home or even your desk, the following three household items will help you alleviate your aches and pains. Simply rolling the pin along the muscle to loosen it and increase blood flow to the area may help relieve muscle aches in your legs, particularly your thighs.
A tennis ball can also be used to assist with foot massages by putting it in the arch of your foot and slowly rocking it with applied pressure. It’s ideal for doing at our desk because you don’t have to leave your seat. To hit muscles that are, try rolling the tennis ball around your back or chest when standing up against a wall. Finally, a back massager made of two tennis balls in a sock will help relieve pain. To relieve muscle pain, simply place each ball on either side of your spine and gently roll it up and down your spine, or hold it in place with your chair while seated at your desk.
11. Use our DIY tip to apply lotion to your back.
We’ve all had that point in the middle of our back that no matter how far we stretch, we just can’t get to. Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a solution to this problem when it comes to applying lotions and creams.
Why not try applying some cream to a fresh paint roller and rolling it around your shoulder blades and middle back to uniformly disperse your creams? This will give you a more even coverage and save you time over doing it by hand.
Do you have any body-care advice that you swear by, no matter how bizarre it might sound? We’d be delighted to hear them. Simply tell us in the comments section below!