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Online hair and beauty retailer Hairtrade.com have compiled a list of the strangest beauty secrets that they have ever seen grace the internet. These are the weirdest beauty hacks that actually work: 

Apply Nappy Cream to Cracked Elbows and Feet

Although this tip is very peculiar, it is rumoured to be effective. The inflammatory and moisturising ingredients in nappy cream are supposed to hydrate and repair the skin cells.

Tea Bags to Treat Sunburn

It is rumoured that using black teabags can help calm sunburnt skin. People have been known to let the tea bag soak in lukewarm water, before pouring the water on the sunburn. The tannic acid and theobromine in black tea is supposed to help remove the heat.

Deep Condition your Hair with Olive Oil

Olive oil contains essential oils and delivers antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which can give your hair strength and shine. It may sound a little strange dipping your hair into olive oil, but it’s certainly been proven to work.

Haemorrhoid Cream to Reduce Puffy Eyes

This has been proven to work by many beauty gurus. Applying haemorrhoid cream can temporality shrink your puffy eyes, as it is made with an anti-inflammatory formula.

Remove Make-Up with Olive Oil

Another hack with olive oil. Did you know you can also use it to remove your makeup? Massage it into the skin before washing off with warm water. Follow this through by cleansing to remove excess dirt.

Clean Nails With Distilled Vinegar

Creating a clean surface means your manicure will last longer. Before applying your polish, clean your nails with a cotton bud soaked in distilled vinegar.

Use Water to Dry Nail Polish

Dipping your nails in cold water just after you’ve painted them will help your nails dry a lot quicker. This bizarre concept is one that actually works.

Apply Red Lipstick to Dark Circles

We all know what colour correcting is, but did you know that instead of buying one of those fancy kits, you can just use a lipstick instead? The red pigment in the lipstick can work to neutralise dark colours. Simply put a thin coat of it under your dark circles before applying foundation and concealer to hide those bags.

Using Eyeshadow to Hide Bad Roots

Use eyeshadow to hide bad hair roots and grey hairs. Simply place a little shadow using a brush into your parting.

Use a Strawberry to Whiten your Teeth

Strawberries contain malic acid, which is a known tooth whitening agent. To use as a whitener, it is recommended to crush the strawberry, then mix with a pinch of baking soda. Then spread the paste over your teeth. Leave on for five minutes before rinsing and brushing with toothpaste to remove the excess berry on your teeth.

Alicia Joy