During World War II, female nurses needed many supplies to perform their duties well. The strangest wartime essential on their list? Lipstick! The nurses had to wear it so they looked pretty doing their duties.
We all know the saying that blondes have more fun. But did you know that blondes (natural ones, that is) have more hair on average? Blondes have about 140,000 hairs on their head. Brunettes average about 110,000, people with black hair about 108,00 and redheads come in last with about 80,000 average hairs on their head.
You know those unexpected zits that pop up the night before a huge event? The ones you know will ruin any chance you have to feel confident? Kill them with toothpaste! You read that right, toothpaste can actually dry out and kill pimples.
We've all had a mishap with self tanner. It's almost impossible to apply it without streaks. Did you know you can get rid of those streaks with a little baking soda and water? Just rub the mixture on your skin, it will actually exfoliate the streaks away.
Did you know you can deflate eye puffiness with a simple raw potato? The common vegetable has a soothing effect on swollen skin tissues. Just cut two fresh slices from a peeled raw potato and apply them to your eyes for ten minutes. Viola!
Perhaps one of the weirdest facts we could find. Pepto-Bismol can be used as a face cream in a bind. The popular stomach remedy contains bismuth subsalicylate - a common ingredient found in facial creams.
Did you know tea can cure a sunburn? If you resemble a lobster after a long summer day at the beach, take a warm bath in strong black tea. The tannins take away the painful sting and swelling of a sunburn.
This one is for the curly haired ladies. Did you know that the fibers in towels actually increase the frizziness of your hair? The best way to dry your lovely locks? A pair of your man's (clean) cotton boxers. It's much less agitating to your hair and will keep your curls in check.
Did you know you can get long, luxurious lashes naturally? You don't have to struggle with glue and fake lashes. Stimulate your own lash growth by dabbing flax seed oil on your lash line. They'll come in fuller and longer in no time. Who knew?
Did you know you can rub fish eggs on your face to brighten your skin? Ok, maybe not actual fish eggs. But many famous skin care creams include caviar as a main ingredient. Think of that next time you try to relax during a facial!