Home remedy that works for warts
To remove a wart, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests sticking a piece of duct tape on the wart and then changing it “every few days to peel away layers of the wart.” A study out of Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, found that using duct tape is more effective than a doctor applying liquid nitrogen to “freeze” the wart—85 percent of people in the duct tape group eliminated the wart during the study versus 60 percent of those in the liquid nitrogen group.
Home remedies that may work for zits
Skip the toothpaste, witch hazel, tea tree oil, lemon, honey and aloe vera, as these will likely do more harm than good to your complexion, says Dr. Friedman, Instead, “cover the pimple with a Band-Aid overnight,” recommends Anthony Youn, MD, chief surgeon at Youn Plastic Surgery in Troy, Michigan, and author of The Age Fix: A Leading Plastic Surgeon Reveals How To Really Look Ten Years Younger. “This will help decrease inflammation to make it look much less red and swollen in the morning.” If it’s blackheads that are plaguing you, try applying Elmer’s glue to the area and letting it dry. “Then peel it off, taking many of the blackheads with it,” he says. These are the 56 old-school home remedies we’ve forgotten—but need to bring back.