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Skin and hair care from the fridge

By: Melanie Lasoff Levs on Feb. 10, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
tube of toothpaste

Photo: Jonas B/Flickr

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Good for: Dabs of toothpaste solve multiple skin issues, including itchy bug bites and blemishes. Also, scrub onto your fingernails to shine and strengthen them.

Limitations: Can be sticky and messy; not as effective for serious acne.

Can replace: Calamine lotion and acne creams.