After accidentally super gluing my fingers together, I scrambled through my phone for my one friend who knows everything. “Sure – I’ll give you free life hacks,” she said sarcastically. I’ll get her back. 😇 She did help, though. Did you know that nail polish remover or Vaseline can remove super glue?
Try These 10 Life Hacks to Help You Out of Sticky Situations
Life Hack #1: Ketchup Packet Ice Packs
For when you don’t have ice packs or you need miniature ice packs for kids and small areas on adults. Throw some ketchup packets in the freezer. They are the perfect size for kid bumps and bruises, and they stay soft so they can form around any body part like your eyes.
Life Hack #2: Bulletproof Beards
Grow a beard. It protects your skin from the sun, prevents allergies, asthma attacks, and slows down the aging process. Not recommended for women.
Life Hack #3: Sweet Way to Get Rid of Pimples & Heal Wounds
Got a skin blemish? Put a dab of honey over the area and cover it with a band-aid overnight. Honey kills bacteria, keeps skin sterile, and speeds up the healing process.
Life Hack #4: Healthy Hair Test
Sometimes it’s easy to spot split ends and brittle hair. But when that fails, grab a glass of water (this works best in a glass vs. a cup). Dip a few strands of hair into the glass. Healthy hair will float, while unhealthy or damaged hair will sink.
Life Hack #5: Pimples Can Be Caused by Pillows
Is your face constantly breaking out? Change your pillowcase before bed for 3-4 nights. Sleeping on the same pillowcase leads to more facial breakouts. Oil, dirt, bacteria, hair products and makeup traces are absorbed and dispersed to your skin each night. If this tip works, consider changing the pillowcase every night.
Life Hack #6: Stop Smoking
Having a hard time quitting smoking? You probably have heard every trick in the book, including countless life hacks. But not this one! Before beginning a cessation program like a patch or prescription pill, transition from your favorite brand. Buy the cheapest, most disgusting cigarettes you can find and smoke them. Stick with it for a few weeks. It will help your willpower to quit.
Life Hack #7: Stiffen Up Your Shampoo
Adding vodka to your shampoo can strengthen your hair, prevent dry scalp, and stop dandruff. The secret? Its antiseptic and astringent properties help strip the excess oil, dead skin, bacteria and fungi, and close the hair follicle – sealing in moisture and necessary nutrients. Don’t go crazy – you’re not trying to get it drunk. Use about 5 standard 1oz shots per 30oz shampoo bottle. The ratio is 1 part vodka for every 6 parts shampoo.
Life Hack #8: Contain Nail Clippings
No one likes finding a nail clipping from 3 weeks ago when you cut your nails. Wet your fingertips or the tips of your toes, and the head of the nail clippers when trimming your nails. The cut nails won’t fly off! Share this with that person in your life who leaves a big toenail on your bar of soap.
Life Hack #9: Pass All Your Gas at Once
This next one comes from a gastroenterologist who performs colonoscopies. A side effect of that medical procedure is a lot of excess gas or flatulence afterward. That’s because they pump some air in so doctors can see everything. When the sedation wears off, they make the embarrassed patient pass gas until there’s nothing left. The same practice works to quickly pass gas that is causing bloating or painful cramps. It also comes in handy when you’re suddenly farting a lot before a date. Get it all out at once! Lay on your back and bring your left knee to your chest. Hold. Your body will expel the gas. Repeat as needed.
Life Hack #10: End Watery Drinks
Do you always order your Coke or iced tea without ice, because you don’t want a watered down drink in a few minutes? Make ice cubes out of the same liquid they will be going in. For example, freeze a tray of soda cubes to put in a glass of soda. Freeze yogurt in cubes for smoothies in place of ice. You will be shocked at the taste difference.
Know any other life hacks to help in a pinch? Share your tips!