#GoodIdeas: Easy Solutions For Better Living
Quick tips to improve your everyday life
Allow the fixture to cool first before you begin cleaning. Wear a pair of cotton gloves―one dry and one dampened with glass cleaner. For crystal, use one part rubbing alcohol to three parts distilled water (available at all local chemist stores). Wipe each prism with the damp glove first, then with the dry one.
Trick of the Tub
If bathing tub stains are giving you trouble, here’s an easy-do fruity solution. Cut a grapefruit in half and cover the open side with salt. Rub the fruit over the stains for a few minutes. The coarseness of the salt will act as a scrub, while the citric acid in the grapefruit will help break down stains.
Wax on, Wax Off
Spilled candle wax on a your furniture? Don’t hit the panic button and start scraping it off. Instead, fill a plastic bag with ice cubes and place it over the wax. Let it sit for a few minutes. Once the wax has cooled completely and hardened, gently peel it away.
Dead skin cells tend to collect around pores, making them look larger. Fight the appearance of enlarged pores by clearing away gunk. Exfoliate with finely crushed uncooked oats mixed with a bit of your moisturizer. Massage gently on your face for a minute and wash off with warm water.
Brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars with a favourite garnish. Coriander is packed with vitamins C, K and B. Reap the benefits of this herb: blend coriander leaves and tomato pulp in equal quantities with a little rose water. Add some fuller’s earth (multani mitti) to thicken the mixture if you like). Apply the pack on your face and neck and wash off after 15 minutes.