Hydrogen peroxide: you definitely have a bottle in the medicine cabinet (regardless of whether you use it frequently or not). In fact it is a chemical compound normally used to cure wounds or injuries: it helps to clean them, as well as promoting proper healing.
However, hydrogen peroxide (another way of referring to hydrogen peroxide) also has uses daily unknown and some of these have to do with beauty and well-being.
Its composition works like this: in contact with the skin and blood, it becomes water and oxygen, a chemical reaction which, in turn, kills bacteria and activates the immune system, when it comes in contact with white blood cells (leukocytes), protecting us from viruses, fungi and bacteria. And if it works on a wound, why wonder how effective it is for many other things.
Here then 5 beauty uses hydrogen peroxide that you probably don’t know.
To eliminate acne
You can apply it directly or “indirectly” on the face. In the second case, use a cotton pad. Only care: always remember to wash your hands before applying it. How you do it? In the evening, after washing your face with an ad hoc cleanser, take a cotton ball and pour a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. So dab the skin and after application make a light massage on areas where there are outbreaks, so extend the use to the whole face.
Regardless of whether they appear due to the sun, acne or hormones, you will see how the spots will disappear after applying the right hydrogen peroxide. Do it in the evening (once a week at most) and after cleansing and exfoliating the skin of the face, take a cotton ball slightly soaked in hydrogen peroxide and gently dab the “offending” areas. Avoid tapping the cotton near the eyes.
If you don’t want to use the razor and you haven’t had time to wax, “hiding” unwanted hair could be the solution. The best way to do this with hydrogen peroxide is to apply some on the areas where you would like the hair to go unnoticed. subsequently expose yourself to the sun for a few minutes and you will see the results in a few days.
For natural lightening on hair
Yes, it is possible to change hair color at home with hydrogen peroxide. For light bleaching use a spray with a composition of 98% water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spray on the desired area a few times a week and you will notice the difference in a few days.
For a whitening action on the teeth
That’s right, hydrogen peroxide can also help to have a whitening action. To be successful, you need to use it in a very particular way. Once you finish brushing your teeth with toothpaste, use hydrogen peroxide as if it were a mouthwash for 10-20 seconds. This is a routine that can be repeated at most once a week, but one must remember to wait at least 30 minutes to eat something.
This article was previously published on Vogue.mx