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5 cool tips by Chou Kimsea

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Caring for your teeth with strawberry
Who knew this yummy fruit could be used to make your teeth healthy and shine like new? Cut the fruit into two slices and rub the open sides over the fronts of your teeth. This simple activity can get rid of plaque and cure your gums of bad germs for better breath and a healthy smile. Even more, you can use strawberry juice as a healthy mouthwash to keep your teeth enamel nice and white. After you use the juice as rinse, follow up with a mouthful of warm water for a lovely smile.

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Replenishing your face with egg
Egg white can be used to keep your skin in tip-top shape. Take an egg white and apply thoroughly to your face, except your eyes and mouth – keep the egg white on your face for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. As far as results, you can expect together, more supple skin and smaller pores. It’s a cheap alternative to wasting cash on expensive face creams at the department store.

Making delicious grilled corn
Sometimes, you’ll have a cob of charcoal-grilled corn with no taste at all – but with a quick, simple tip, you won’t have to worry anymore. First, take a spoonful of coconut milk and mix it with a dash of sugar and a dash of salt. When the corn is grilling, apply the mix until the corn is well-done. Make sure to taste-test it first to make sure it’s been cooked to pure perfection.

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Keeping apples looking fresh
This is a secret tip among clever housewives: to keep apples appetising and avoiding that dark brown colour, take a coffee spoon of salt and melt into a bowl of water. Take freshly-peeled apples and put them into the salt water as quickly as possible. When you take the apples out and arrange them onto the plate, you’ll see the flesh won’t turn brown. This simple tip will make you the star of any kitchen.

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Polishing your skin with cucumber
Cucumber isn’t only a cooking ingredient, but a great way to brighten up your skin! Take the flat side of a sliced cucumber a cover your face and neck for 20 minutes. This will help to clear up acne and blemishes in a flash. Cucumber’s also great for clearing up dead skin and bruising on your arms. Mix one rice spoon of coconut oil, one coffee spoon of lime juice and half a coffee spoon of curcuma powder with one coffee spoon of squeezed cucumber juice. Mix everything together and apply on your arms for 20 minutes, then clean it off and dry up. If you try this two to three times a week, you’ll notice the difference in no time.

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