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Warning: These home remedies may also leave you hungry
Save yourself a trip to the drugstore and open your pantry instead: Some household items can be just as effective at fixing puffy eyes or irritated skin as any cream or scrub.
Here are four simple ways to spruce up your look with some unlikley household items.
Shrink Eye Bags
You’re familiar with the cucumber-slices-over-the-eyes move? Well, you can replicate that with two chilled spoons, says Men’s Health fashion director Sandra Nygaard.
In fact, here’s a secret: Anything chilly will most likely have the same effect. Tell your wife you’re into spooning.
Defeat Foot Fungus
Instead of putting your feet up, go look for a dishpan or other vessel.
Then soak those dogs in a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water for 15 minutes on three consecutive days, says Nygaard.
Bonus: You’ll lose the funk along with the fungus.
Clear Your Skin
You’ll need breakfast stuff—oats and yogurt.
Some people treat burns and eczema with oats, and oat extract is often in products that target acne.
Mix 2 tablespoons oats with 1 to 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Coat your face, wait 10 minutes, and rinse, Nygaard says. For breakfast, have some eggs instead.
Make Dry Shampoo
No hot water? No problem. This shampoo doesn’t require any H2O at all.
Just grab some baking soda—it’s a natural odor killer.
Give your hair a dusting and run the stuff through completely. Then comb it out.
Don’t use too much or you’ll look like a powdered doughnut. Not distinguished.