Each time you wish to deal with plaque, bacteria and bad breath, you reach for that bottle of your good old favorite mouthwash. But did you know that this product can come in very handy during many instances other than when you want to clean your mouth?
What allows your mouthwash to carry out all sorts of surprising tasks is its alcohol and menthol content. So if you’re keyed up to know just how versatile your mouthwash can be, say no more and read on! Below are some surprising uses for your mouthwash. Do take note, however, that only the alcohol-based type is capable of doing all of them.
Simply daub mouthwash on those blemishes before you hit the sack. Alcohol present in the product dries up those pimples really quickly as well as kills off bacteria, preventing them from getting infected. Compared to other pimple-eliminating solutions on the market containing really strong chemicals, mouthwash is certainly gentler on your skin.
Just ran out of your favorite facial astringent? There’s no need to panic for as long as there’s a bottle of alcohol-based mouthwash in your bathroom. Simply apply with a cotton ball to remove traces of dirt and kill off microbes. Menthol in the product provides a cooling effect that helps reduce the size of large skin pores.
Grab a basin large enough to accommodate both of your feet. Fill it halfway with lukewarm water and add a few drops of your favorite alcohol-based mouthwash. Soak your feet in it for several minutes until the water is already room temperature. Aside from eliminating bad odor, this surprising use for mouthwash also helps you relax at the end of the day.
Planning on wearing a miniskirt the next day but can’t because of that unsightly bruise on your leg? Make its disappearance hasty by reaching for a bottle of mouthwash and massaging some of its content on the bruise. This procedure helps soothe the injured area as well as promotes better blood circulation to make the discoloration go away quickly.
Nail Fungi Killer
Is your nail fungal infection keeping you from having the perfect manicure or pedicure? Allow your choice of mouthwash to get rid of it pronto. Simply fill a small basin with lukewarm water. Add some mouthwash and mix. Immerse your hands or feet in the water and allow the alcohol content of mouthwash to kill off those fungi behind the nail condition.
The presence of those white flakes can easily rob you of your self-confidence and your tresses of its appeal. In case you don’t have a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo in your bottle, fret not. Simply reach for your alcohol-based mouthwash and massage some of it directly on your scalp. It will also make your mane smell amazingly minty.
Scared that commercially available deodorants contain ingredients that may wreak havoc to your health when absorbed by the skin? Worry not for there’s a wonderful alternative to these products: your mouthwash. Simply apply on your underarms using a cotton ball. This will kill off odor-causing bacteria, making you smell fresher for a longer period of time.