Bizarre Home Remedies That Actually Work

Science has made incredible leaps and bounds in the last 100 years. The introduction of antibiotics and vaccines have made it so we can all live happier, healthier lives. Still, it seems like nowadays it’s all too easy to reach for a pill bottle to fix the smallest scrape.

If you want to try and treat some more common problems like bug bites, dandruff, and even the common cold, look no further than the items you already have at home. These are the same home remedies that your grandparents swore by, and surprisingly, they actually work.

Toothpaste Is The Go-To For Fighting Pimples

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Any teenager with bad acne has probably tried this home remedy at some point and found yes, it actually works. Just place a dab of toothpaste on the zit, leave it for a few hours, then rinse with cold water.

The texture dries out the oils in the pimple, and the triclosan and hydrogen peroxide helps kill bacteria.