In today’s high-tech world, you are constantly bombarded with new products that are supposed to improve your appearance and health. Yet it is oftentimes the simple things that can make a big improvement in these areas. Here are 5 uncommon items that can help you improve your appearance and health without removing much from your wallet.
You may use honey in your tea or on your cereal, but did you know it can help heal wounds? The antibacterial properties of honey have been thoroughly investigated and research shows that “honey is an effective broad-spectrum antibacterial agent” and has the “ability to sterilize infected wounds.” If you experience a minor cut at home, spread honey on the wound before applying a bandage.
There’s nothing scary about witch hazel. In fact, formulations of the extract of this plant, available as a liquid over the counter, can help with a number of health and appearance challenges. Witch hazel can help relieve the pain of sunburned skin, protect the skin from photoaging, and relieve the itching and inflammation associated with hemorrhoids.
Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is an inexpensive yet effective natural product for both health and appearance. Mix baking soda with a small amount of water to act as an underarm deodorant, make a paste of baking soda and water and apply to a toothbrush to help whiten teeth, or add to warm bath water to relieve sunburn. Baking soda and water makes a paste that can also be applied to canker sores to relieve pain and help the sores heal.
Have a ball
If you snore and sleep on your back, a tennis ball may solve your snoring problem. Even though you may start out sleeping on your side, once you are asleep you may roll over to your back. You can prevent this by sewing a tennis ball into the back of your pajamas. If you do roll over onto your back during the night, the pressure from the ball should cause you to stay on your side.
Many men find it difficult to get a close, comfortable shave. One product that can help you achieve these goals is pre-shave oil, such as the type provided by The Art of Shaving. Use of this oil protects the skin from razor irritation, softens the hair and nourishes the skin.
You can improve your health and appearance using uncommon simple solutions. Try these tips today.