Beauty isn’t always pretty, and sometimes it’s embarrassing to talk about — and that’s ok. It’s 2018, and we think it’s high time we pull back the curtain on some of the more “embarrassing” beauty hacks we’ve been doing for years. This doesn’t mean you need to include toe shaving in your next Instagram story, but we also wouldn’t be mad if you did.
Read on for some of the beauty rituals that we’ve been keeping under wraps, until now.
Some girls are naturally hairy AF (me) and while some choose to let nature take its course (also, me), others may want to remove the small hairs that pop up in unexpected places like your knuckles, toes and underneath your chin. To remove them, a simple, clean razor will do but if you’d like to be more precise, try an eyebrow razor instead.
No one enjoys yellow toenails, unless it’s a deliberate nail polish choice. This is often caused by dark nail polishes staining your natural nails and can be easily prevented with a base coat of polish. We love Essie First Base Base Coat to keep our nails polished and stain-free.
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.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.