ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Women's Hygiene

In Fairness: Beauty Solutions

Updated on October 17, 2011
Source

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.

PROBLEM AREA

TEETH

· 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.

FACE

· 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

ARMPITS, ELBOWS AND KNEES

· 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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Chris Hugh 6 years ago

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

    • EuroNinila profile image

      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:)

    • JewelieDee profile image

      JewelieDee 6 years ago from Delaware, USA

      Great photos!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)