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11 beauty hacks you'll thank us for

Heard the rumour that haemorrhoid cream reduces wrinkles? Well, according to Mumsnetters, not only does this work, there are dozens of other brilliant - if unexpected - beauty hacks out there, too 

Got another top trick hidden in your bathroom cupboard? Pop over to the thread to share it.

Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel works as a face primer

"I bought it after seeing a thread about it on here and it's truly amazing! Best primer ever, and so cheap"

Listerine mouth wash gets rid of hard skin on your feet

"Soak your feet in half a cup of Listerine, half a cup of vinegar and one cup of warm water for 30 minutes. The skin should file off easily."


Rosehip oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles

"I'm not exaggerating – my horizontal forehead lines have just disappeared! My crows feet are softening quite well AND I had five hours' sleep and a skinful last night... This stuff is amazing." 


Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter is a BRILLIANT moisturiser

"I can’t even remember what made me put it on my face one day, but OMG it's fab."


Coconut oil provides luscious hair, skin and a healthy mouth

"After oil pulling [swilling coconut oil and water around in your mouth] my mouth has never felt so clean. I saw my dental hygienist last week and I had the lowest plaque score she'd recorded all month."


Boots Mint, Lavender and Marshmallow foot cream works for problem skin

"About six weeks ago, on a whim, I put some on my face. Honestly, my skin has never looked better. It is soft, spot free and glowing!"


Haemorrhoid cream reduces under-eye bags

"It really does tighten up your skin. It's not exactly expensive so I'd give it a go if I were you. I use it for special occasions."


Baby shampoo can be used as eye make-up remover

"My optician recommended it. It's much cheaper than anything else!"


Lansinoh nipple cream is a handy lip and hand treatment 

"The best lip treatment ever - a tiny bit goes a very long way. I had almost a whole tube left after DD sussed feeding and thought, if it's good enough for pink bits on boobs, it's good enough for pink bits on face... It has all the same ingredients as fancy, pricey lip balms."


Sudocrem as a simple primer

"I rub a small amount over my nose, chin and the red blotchy bits on my cheeks, then leave to settle for a few minutes before foundation and concealer go on."


Conditioner can be used as shaving cream

"I use conditioner to shave my armpits and legs. It helps the razor to glide."


*Always test if you have sensitive skin and bear in mind that this is categorically not what the products are intended for. We take no responsibility for you failing to look like Angelina Jolie after application (although we intend to take all the credit if you do).

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