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8 Simple Home Remedies

INSECT BITES
REMEDY: APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR

Dab the vinegar onto each bite with a paper towel. The acidity can help reduce swelling and curb your urge to scratch.

ATHLETE’S FOOT
REMEDY: APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR

A mixture of one part vinegar and three parts water can kill the fungi that cause foot infections. For athlete’s foot relief, just soak your feet in it for a while. Of course, knowing what causes it in the fist place can also help prevent a reoccurrence. Start by reading “Athlete’s Foot Treatment and Prevention”.

STINKY SNEAKERS
REMEDY: BAKING SODA

A sprinkle between wearings can help neutralize funky odors. Just don’t forget to dump out the excess before you slide your shoes back on. Or try: Orange peels. Leave peels in your shoes overnight to replace bacterial odors with a fresh scent.

REEKING ARMPITS
REMEDY: APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR

It’s not sweat that makes your pits reek—it’s the bacteria that break down your sweat. (Gross, right?) So dip a cotton ball or a washcloth into cider vinegar and rub it under your arms. Vinegar’s astringent properties won’t allow microbes to thrive. And don’t worry about the sharp smell—it dissipates quickly. Or try: Baking soda, which absorbs stench.

For a non-DIY remedy for body odor, choose one of these Best Deodorants and Antiperspirants for Men.

Sources: David Bank, M.D., director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, in Mount Kisco, New York; Brian Boyé, director of grooming at Men’s Health magazine; Jennifer Jablow, D.D.S.; Ian B. Fleischer Jr., M.D., a professor and the chairman of dermatology at Wake Forest University school of medicine; Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D., Men’s Health dermatology advisor and director of dermatology at Wake Research Associates

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8:30AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

thanks

3:34PM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Awesome!!!! And thanks!!!! And Julie W. is right!

8:11PM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Great information. Thanks

6:13PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

thanks

9:29PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

thanks

8:28PM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Simple and effective!

8:38AM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

Thank you

3:40AM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

thanks..great tips.

3:20PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Sweet tips next cut I'm using me some honey

7:38AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

This is really cool. I didn't even know most of these, thanks!

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