7 incredible hacks for using toothpaste in more ways than simply brushing your teeth

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So, you wake up in the morning, stretch, wash your face and prep your toothbrush with water and a dab of toothpaste. You quickly brush your teeth, more than likely rinse with mouthwash and smile at your freshly cleaned pearly whites. But throughout this morning routine, you probably didn't stop to think that your small dab of toothpaste can actually be used in more ways than just solely brushing your teeth.

Well, not to worry, that's what we're here for. Because here's the thing -- there ARE plenty of ways to use toothpaste in your everyday life that will completely change the game in a big way. From cleaning, to buffering, to polishing -- this mouth gel is actually an awesome, common household tool.

So, let's take a look at seven incredible toothpaste hacks that will seriously wow you.

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1) Scrub dirty sneakers

Plop a little toothpaste onto a toothbrush then take the toothbrush and a damp cloth to scrub your sneakers squeaky clean.

2) Buff and shine nails

Believe it or not, teeth and nails are made up of a lot of the same components. Brushing with toothpaste will keep them strong and bright.

3) Polish jewelry

If your favorite jewels have become dull, give them new life with some toothpaste, a soft toothbrush and a damp cloth.

4) Relieve bug bites

This household staple is a great remedy for relieving itching and swelling.

5) Clear zits

While you've probably heard this one before, we simply have to reiterate is because it's SO effective. Dabbing a little toothpaste on zits overnight is great for drying and clearing them.

6) Remove crayon marks

If your little one has been a bit too "creative" with the crayolas, all you need is toothpaste and a little elbow grease to scrub marks off your wall.

7) Hand deodorizer

If you're cutting up stinky foods like onions, rubbing toothpaste on your hands before rinsing can help deodorize.

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7 incredible hacks for using toothpaste in more ways than simply brushing your teeth
ACNE TOMATO SUGAR SCRUB

Tomatoes are very rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, all of which you can find in a slew of facial products today. These vitamins contribute to healthy skin, and the acidity works wonders to reduce clogged pores and acne. Lycopene also works against free radicals such as pollutants that can damage our healthy skin cells.

1 tomato halved
½ teaspoon fine granulated sugar

This scrub can be done once or twice a week, which is plenty for a good physical exfoliation. Using half a tomato, sprinkle the fine granulated sugar on exposed part of the tomato. With slow circular motions, gently rub the tomato onto your cheeks, chin, forehead and nose area. Just one or two passes on each area, and remember light pressure! After a few minutes rinse the scrub off with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.

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TEA TREE SPOT TREATMENT
 
Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful ingredients to fight acne. Its properties are both antibacterial and antiseptic. This easy to make spot treatment is great to leave on overnight.

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TONER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

Acne is often visible because of the inflammation in the pores. The raised, red, swollen appearance can be reduced with the right toner. This easy, two ingredient toner with apple cider vinegar and green tea is anti-inflammatory and will help reduce that redness.

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