You know the saying women are from Venus and men are from Mars? We totally think it’s true, and you will too once you discover these unconventional beauty secrets. If there’s a guy around you right now, tell him to go watch some football (believe us, it’s for his own good)! Now that it’s safe, who’s guilty of these embarrassing, but oh-so necessary beauty tricks?
Toe Shaving. Who wants hairy toes? We girls often go the easy (and not-so-sexy) route when keeping our feet sleek and smooth and just whip out the razor at the first sign of hair.
Mayonnaise Hair Masks. It smells funky, but mayo is surprisingly nourishing for a dry, frizzy mane. Love the results, but not the scent? Swap this condiment for a hydrating treatment like Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense for Thick Hair.
Painting Over Yellowing Toenails. No one enjoys yellow toenails, unless it’s a deliberate nail polish choice. To prevent the unwanted yella’ (and the added effort in hiding it), never skip on applying a base coat. We love L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in One Stop Base.
Hemorrhoid Cream for Under Eye Puffiness. Strange as it may sound, many makeup artists swear by this stuff! This popular quick-fix can temporarily soothe dark circles and tighten under-eye bags (and is a perfect solution for hangover face).
Diaper Rash Cream or Toothpaste on Zits. There are countless home remedies and beauty myths out there regarding the dreaded pimple and these household items are just two rumored zit-zappers. If anyone finds rash cream in your medicine cabinet, we suggest sticking to a tried-and-true response: deny, deny, deny.
Pepto-Bismol Face Mask. The famous pink liquid that has long been used to fight tummy aches is also said to be effective in clearing and preventing blemishes. Who knew? Want to give the pink stuff a rest? Try Kiehl’s Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin Clearing Treatment for embarrassment-free, clear skin.
Dry Shampoo. Most guys like to think we wake up with magically pristine hair, and we have no intention of shattering this illusion. Therefore, we keep our secret weapon under wraps. Thank you dry shampoo for smelling like we just had a lather, rinse, repeat session. (We suggest Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo for a hair refresh.)
Disposable Toilet Seat Covers as Oil Blotters. Clean ones, of course! It doesn’t scream elegant, but sometimes you’re in a jam and need some immediate oil absorption. These bad boys do the trick — and don’t mess up your makeup.
Are there any beauty secrets you have that you’d never let your man (or any man for that matter) know about? Tell us about them in the comments below.
Photography: Joshua M. Shelton
About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.