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In Fairness: Beauty Solutions

Updated on October 17, 2011

Before you cry over yellowish teeth, dull skin and dark armpits, elbows and knees, you might want to try solving them first with these home remedies, over the counter products and clinic treatments...

Being big on whitening is a noticeable trend right now. But how far will you go for vanity's sake? Maybe not that far anymore, because by merely checking out kitchen and visiting the beauty stores will already give you lots of answer for you vanity problems. If and when home remedies and over the counters don't work, however, one may choose to resort to clinic treatments for possibly better results. So with the countless choices leading to the fairer' route, it's really just a matter of choosing what product or treatment works for you and your budget. Here a few solutions to try.



· HOME REMEDIES Ingredients that could be found right in your kitchen (economical)

o Baking Soda ~ This is known to help whiten teeth. Mix baking soda with you toothpaste and use it every time you brush. You may also use baking soda alone and finish off with mouthwash to get rid of the taste.

Pros: Available in your kitchen and natural

Cons: Doing this may scratch the outer enamel of your teeth

· OVER THE COUNTER Products from drugstores, department stores and specially branded boutiques (save)

o 3-in-1 whitening toothpaste ~ They help restore the whiteness of your teeth and remove stains due to too much intake of coffee / tea and smoking. What’s more, they remove plaque and freshen up breath.

Pros: Affordable and works as your usual toothpaste.

Cons: Results are not that instant.

· CLINIC TREATMENTS Dermatology and face abd body clinics (splurge)

o Teeth Whitening or bleaching ~ If done professionals, one can be assured the procedures that will be done are safe. Consult a dentist for what procedure you should undergo.

o Pros: The results would be instant and more visible.

o Cons: It may be costly.


· HOME REMEDIES Ingredients that could be found right in your kitchen (economical)

o Oatmeal & Tomato Face Mask – Mix oatmeal and tomato juice in a bowl. Apply to the face and let set for around 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water.

Pros: Easy to concoct and all natural

Cons: Messy and Smelly

· OVER THE COUNTER Products from drugstores, department stores and specially branded boutiques (save)\

o Whitening OTC products ~ From soaps, facial wash, toners, sunblock to moisturizers, there are many products that claim to lighten blemishes and whiten skin over a period of time. If used religiously, those promise to give you fairer skin.

Pros: Safe to use and often dermatology-tested

Cons: They don’t have guaranteed results

· CLINIC TREATMENTS Dermatology and face abd body clinics (splurge)

o Diamond peel ~ This is one of the most common procedures. It restores smoothness of the skin and lightens it as well. A few sessions may be required but it gives a definite outcome.

Pros: It reveals younger and brighter skin

Cons: It can thin the skin and make it more prone to sun damage


· HOME REMEDIES Ingredients that could be found right in your kitchen (economical

o Orange Peel Remedy ~ Get a bunch of orange peels and mix with curd. Apply to dark spots, blemishes and scars. Leave on for 15 minutes before washing out.

Pros: Painless you get to use something that you would normally throw away.

Cons: Results could take a long time.

· OVER THE COUNTER Products from drugstores, department stores and specially branded boutiques (save)

o Creams, lotion and soaps ~ These are very convenient because clinical treatments are much more expensive. A body scrub is also effective. It sheds off dead skin cells that make the skin dull and dark.

Pros: Accessible to anyone. You can choose from a lot of varieties available.

Cons: Trial and error. Results may not be instant but through a period of continuous use, desired outcome is achievable.

· CLINIC TREATMENTS Dermatology and face abd body clinics (splurge)

o Glutathione ~ This is among the well-known ingredients in whitening. It is available in injectibles and considered safe as long as it is administered by professionals.

Pros: Works from inside out.

Cons: Can result in health complications like heart attack and stroke.

Source:Montenegro, Olivia MEG MAG AUG 2011


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      Chris Hugh 6 years ago

      Interesting tips and great photos. Thanks! Coconut oil works wonders on the skin, by the way.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 6 years ago from NYC BABY

      Nice hub! I knew about some of these tips already but you actually reminded me about some of them. Thanks:)

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      JewelieDee 6 years ago from Delaware, USA

      Great photos!


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