There is nothing more important than your body and health, especially if you want to live life to the fullest. That’s why we’ve gathered these fascinating body care tricks to share with you today.
Some of them involve home remedies for things such as skincare and shinier hair. However, others are merely fun little things that you probably had no idea that your body could do.
For example, we’ve included a sure-fire way to stop a sneeze before it occurs. Just try it out for yourself and watch what happens. Once you master these fascinating techniques, your friends and family will likely never look at you the same way ever again.
1. Eye drops can reduce facial swelling.
Inflammation of the face is no joke. Most of the time, it’s caused by some sort of acne. However, if you want to reduce the swelling, first, soak a cotton pad in redness-relieving eye drops, then freeze it for five minutes. After its nice and cold, apply the cotton pad to your face and watch the inflammation disappear.
2. Plug your ears to hear people better in noisy environments.
It sounds counterintuitive. However, if you push backward slightly on the tragus (the small flap on the edge of the ear), it will effectively block out any background noise. That way you can hear people you are talking to better. It’s really useful when you are trying to have a conversation with a friend at a loud bar or concert.
3. Get rid of pimples quickly with honey.
If you have a big date coming up and need to look your best ASAP, place some honey on the pimple and leave it for fifteen minutes. It’s not going to completely make the acne go away, but it will make it less noticeable. Wash it off with warm water afterward.
4. Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and then press a finger in between your eyebrows to clear a stuffy nose.
It’s an interesting theory. Apparently, the secret lies in alternating between the two behaviors. Press your tongue against the top of your mouth first, then your finger in between the eyebrows. Keep repeating it until your sinuses aren’t clogged anymore.
5. Moisturize your skin with olive oil.
It’s an all-natural solution to a common problem. Skip the chemical-filled products and head straight for the olive oil to give your face that beautiful glow that you crave. Steam your face to open up the pores and then massage the olive oil in for around seven minutes. Repeat it about once a week or more as necessary.
6. Increase your flexibility by reading a paragraph of sentences backwards before stretching.
This video claims that it will allow you to stretch further than you normally would. They showed a woman who wasn’t able to touch her toes. However, after distracting her mind by reading several sentences backwards, she could.
7. Apply oil to your lips with a toothbrush for a fuller look.
Any type of cosmetic oil or lip balm should do the trick. Peach and almond oil are both good ones to try. Massage the oil into your lips with a toothbrush for a minute and then see what happens.
8. Stop a debilitating brain freeze with your tongue.
As soon as you feel the brain freeze coming on, stop eating the cold item immediately and press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Hold it there until the feeling dissipates. If the problem continues, try drinking some hot tea to warm yourself back up.
9. Clean up your face and reduce swelling with saltwater.
The saltwater solution can be made by dissolving as much salt as possible into the water. You want it to be very concentrated. Soak a towel in the salty liquid and then place it on your face for ten minutes.
10. Press down on the area above your lips to prevent a sneeze.
If you feel the sneeze about to happen, take your index finger and press it below your nose like you are making a “mustache”. It will cause the urge to sneeze to go away. Although, if you aren’t worried about attracting attention, the healthiest thing to do is probably just to let the sneeze out instead of trying to hold it in.
11. Use coconut oil as a natural makeup remover.
It’s a great way to get a little makeup off of your face before turning in for the night. Just rub a little bit around your eyes and other areas where you applied the makeup. Then wipe it away. It should all easily come off.
12. Sleep on your left side to prevent heartburn.
There are a lot of theories as to why it makes a difference. However, the results are clear — sleeping on your right side increases the risk of experiencing heartburn. Sleeping on your left side or sleeping on an incline is what many doctors recommend to do.
13. Get rid of ingrown hairs with baking soda.
You can make a scrubbing paste by combing a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of ground oatmeal. Top it off with a tablespoon of water. Then rub the paste into your skin and let it sit for five minutes before washing it.
14. Lean your head forward and pinch your nose to stop a nose bleed.
The tilting of the head prevents blood from going back down your throat. Place your fingers on the bridge of your nose to find the area where the cartilage begins, then squeeze it tightly. The bleeding should quickly slow down, but if it doesn’t, you might have to adjust the location slightly.
15. Get rid of dark circles under the eyes with tea and baking soda.
When it comes to body care, baking soda is useful for a lot of things including getting rid of dark eye bags. Mix a teaspoon into a cup of hot tea. Soak a cotton pad in the mixture and then dab it underneath your eyes. Let it sit for around fifteen minutes before rinsing off.
16. If you burn your tongue, drink some cold water.
We’ve all had it happen before — a sip of a hot drink or a bite of a meal fresh out of the oven can cause some serious burns. The best thing to do is to drink some cold water afterward. It will remove any lingering heat and reduce the inflammation. Try not to use an ice cube to cool down as it could stick to your tongue and actually cause more damage to the tissue.
17. Make a hair mask with bananas for a shinier appearance.
The deep conditioning treatment will have your hair looking healthy and beautiful afterward. You’ll need to combine a banana, a tablespoon of honey, an egg, and a half a glass of dark beer. After it’s all stirred up, rub it into your hair and let it remain there for around two hours before showering. Repeat the process once a week for the best results.
18. Chew gum to get rid of a song stuck in your head.
This one is more mental than physical. However, if you have a song blasting on repeat in your head all day and you can’t stop thinking about it, try chewing gum. It will help you to block out the annoying tune.
19. Coconut oil and lavender oil can help you grow out your eyelashes.
Mix two to four drops of the essential oil of lavender with a half teaspoon of coconut oil. Then apply it to your eyelashes using a Q-tip. If you do this repeatedly three to four times a week, your eyelashes will grow longer over time. Pretty soon, they will be super thick and shiny.
20. Help yourself to poop better by squatting.
Squatting is how humans pooped for hundreds of thousands of years. Only recently did we start using the toilet. You can mimic the natural position by placing a stool (or Squatty Potty) in front of the toilet. It will help you to elevate your legs and knees, allowing for easier elimination of waste.
Now that you’ve learned some new tips and tricks about the body, make sure to let other people in on the secrets too. After all, what good is knowledge if you can’t share it with someone else? From beauty tips to mastering the art of pooping, there is no doubt that this wide-ranging list has given us all a lot to think about.
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21. Use deep breathing exercises to calm down in a stressful situation.
When you are in a panic, it’s easy to start hyperventilating. Unfortunately, that is the opposite of what you should probably do. The quickest way to calm your nerves is to slow down your breathing and exhale for longer than you inhale. You should exhale for around six seconds and inhale for four seconds. Then repeat the process for a few minutes until the anxious feeling disappears.