I promised makeup but that will come later.

Have you ever used nail polish to keep the screw in your glasses from loosening? Clear polish works. A little dab on the screw works.

Honey is magic, really! If you have a skin blemish, cover it with a dab of honey and place a BAND-AID over it.
Search for the blemish in the morning.

If you don't have honey you can put a dab of white toothpaste on the skin blemish to dry it out. I recommend doing this at night unless you aren't going anywhere. You might need to do this more than one night.

To take the red out of a blemish when you notice it, don't panic, dab it with Murine or an eye care product for taking the red out. It will take the red from your zit.

Icky thought, toenail fungus, and ugly, too. Soak your toes in Listerine mouthwash or dissolve a denture cleaner tablet in a small container and soak toes.

More icky stuff. If you have a boil, make a compress with tomato paste. The acids will sooth the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Bees, wasps and hornets hate cleaning spray.



  1. Nightingale // May 12, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

    I wish I'd known that honey and bandaid rememdy when I was a teenager!

  2. Mary Marvella // May 12, 2008 at 10:13 PM  

    Don't we all!

  3. Beth Trissel // May 13, 2008 at 2:14 PM  

    Great stuff, Mary! You could have your own column. Oh, wait--you kind of do right here.

  4. Mary Marvella // May 13, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

    Thanks, Beth. I'd never find enough stuff for my own column!