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Scarring, Cellulite, and Teeth Whitening Remedies That Work!

Updated on September 4, 2014

If you're anything like me, or ninety percent of women I know, you could stay up until 5 am searching through the many topics of Pinterest. I spend more time than I like to admit on this website, looking at things ranging from wedding ideas (for my non existent fiancé), to makeup tutorials, to workouts and healthy eating plans. However, my favorite thing to browse through on Pinterest are without a doubt homemade remedies. I have tried so many remedies for so many different problems, and unfortunately, most tend to not make a difference for me. Although, there are three remedies that I have been using for about four months now that are actually doing what they claim to do. Not only are they working very well for me, but they are also very inexpensive! Most of the items used are items you probably already have!

Lemon juice, honey, sugar, and olive oil scrub for acne scarring

Yes, I was that nerd in middle school with geeky glasses, braces, and pimples all over her face. Being a pizza face 10 years ago is still affecting me today thanks to the scars those pimples left behind. So when it comes to acne scarring, I am not exaggerating when I say that I have tried EVERYTHING. I've tried different homemade remedies like vegetable oil mixed with castor oil to high-end products like Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. Now of course everyone's skin is different and reacts to things differently. But for me, this scrub is working so well. Not only are my scars almost gone, but I've also had very few breakouts since I began using it.

How does it work?

The lemon juice contains Vitamin C which is commonly used to lighten sun spots and even out skin tones. Lemon juice tightens skin cells and brightens skin.

Sugar helps to exfoliate your face. This is vital to healthy skin because it removes dead skin cells.

Olive oil is very high in Vitamin E which helps to soothe and heal skin. It is also very moisturizing and assists in anti-aging.

The honey does a great job in keeping the skin hydrated and preventing breakouts with its antibacterial properties.

Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount Used
Lemon Juice
juice from 1/2 lemon
Honey
1 tbs
Olive Oil
1 tbs
Any type of sugar
1/2 cup

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients together in whichever type of container you prefer. I personally just put mine in a small Tupperware container covered with a lid that I keep on the side of my bathtub. I've seen that this scrub works best for me using it 3-4 times a week. Get a small handful of the mixture and slowly rub it in a circular motion over your entire face for thirty seconds to a minute. Let the scrub sit on your face for about a minute. I typically wash my body and then it is ready to rinse off. You will already notice a difference in how soft your face feels!

Coffee, sugar, and olive oil scrub for cellulite

Cellulite is a problem that I have been dealing with for a few years now. I've tried multiple name brand cellulite creams. By the time the bottles were empty and my cellulite looked exactly the same, I decided it was time to look into something else. I became pretty desperate for anything that worked, and even began saving up for really expensive cellulite treatments. I came across this scrub and gave it a try. I'd be lying if I said it was a miracle scrub and completely took away my cellulite. However, the appearance of my cellulite has improved a GREAT amount, not to mention the scrub acts as a great moisturizer.

How does it work?

The caffeine stimulates blood flow and improves circulation. A major cause of cellulite is poor blow flow to that specific area.

The sugar exfoliates your skin, so that the caffeine can soak into your skin easier.

The olive oil moisturizes your skin, leaving it so soft.

Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount Used
Ground Coffee
1/2 cup
Sugar
1 tbs
Olive Oil
3 tbs

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients together in a container. I keep my scrub in a mason jar. I've seen that the scrub works the best using it about 5 times a week. While you're showering, after you've bathed yourself, grab about a handful of the scrub. Begin rubbing it in circular motions in your trouble areas. Continue to rub for about a minute so that the blood is beginning to flow to these areas. Leave it on there for about two minutes (I typically wash my face during this time). Rinse it off and your legs will feel instantly smooth. The scrub is very messy, so make sure you use it in the shower. It's easy to rinse out of the tub.

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening

I have tried numerous Crest Whitening Strips. Yes, these strips do work very well in whitening teeth. However, I gave this mixture a try to it works just as well. Might as well save yourself the money if they both work equally.

How does it work?

Baking soda is a natural whitener, that helps remove stains from drinking tea, coffee, smoking, etc.

The antiseptic properties found in hydrogen peroxide are great for keeping your mouth clean.

Ingredients

Ingredient
Amount Used
Baking Soda
3 tsp.
Hydrogen Peroxide
2 tsp.

Directions

Mix the two ingredients in a small container until they are a paste. Dip your toothbrush into the paste and begin to brush your teeth like normal. Make sure to only use this paste once a week, or the baking soda could cause teeth erosion.

Like I mentioned earlier, everyone's skin and body's work differently and react different to various things. I cannot promise that these homemade remedies will work for everyone. But, coming from someone who has tried a lot of things, these have worked the best for me! Not to mention, they save you a lot of money as well. I hope you guys have as much success as I have!

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