If you’re short on storage space, or just looking to downsize, never fear! I’m going to teach you how to turn your liquor cabinet into a medicine cabinet with these boozy health and beauty products.
Cold sores: dab a cold sore with a swab that’s been dipped in vodka. The alcohol will help dry it up, but it will sting a little.
Exfoliant: mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of champagne – just enough to form a paste. In circular motions, apply the mixture all over your face and neck, then rinse it off with lukewarm water and a washcloth, then pat dry. The enzymes that are in champagne’s tartaric acid, along with the abrasive quality of the sugar, should do a super job of exfoliating your skin.
Lifeless hair: add 1 teaspoon of champagne to 2 tablespoons of your regular shampoo. Work it into your hair, washing and rinsing as usual. You can also rinse with a little bit of champagne after shampooing. The bubbly should help give your hair body and bounce, and the tartaric acid will bring out your hair’s natural highlights, especially if you are blonde.
Aftershave and between shaves: splash vodka on freshly shaved areas. It will calm any redness and prevent razor bumps. Plus, it’s refreshing, for you and your razor. Put some vodka in a cup and soak your razor in it after shaving. The vodka will disinfect the blade and prevent it from rusting.
Dirty eyeglass lenses: clean your eyeglasses to a sparkle with a little vodka on a soft cloth.
Hair volumizer: combine ¾ cup of water with ¼ cup of beer. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and dab it on your hair, starting at the roots. The yeast in the beer is said to expand each strand, giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
Too much perfume: you can tone down a too-strong perfume or cologne by dabbing a little vodka on your pulse points until the fragrance is as mild as you want it to be.
Weekly facial: peel a ripe peach, remove the pit, and pulse the fruit in a blender with 1 tablespoon of brandy. When it’s a smooth consistency, apply it on your damp face. Relax and leave it on for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Peaches are rich in vitamin A and, when applied topically, help protect skin against bacteria that causes pimples. Vitamin A also builds collagen which helps to improve your skin’s elasticity, tone, and texture. The brandy sloughs off dead skin cells and promotes circulation.