These weird Pinterest hacks actually work
We love odd tips and tricks (what’s in a name…). We love to share all kinds of nifty tricks with you, like how to make your own air conditioning or how to open a can without a can opener. Buzzfeed editor Emily Shwake put the following five Pinterest hacks to the test and found out they really work, which is why we’re sharing them with you!
Which of these Pinterest hacks are you going to try?
1. Using antiperspirant against blisters
We love to wear sandals and flip-flops in summer, but wow can they cause blisters! The summer heat makes your feet swell up, and of course there’s some perspiration involved. Those cute strappy sandals look amazing, but walking in them causes a lot of pain, not to mention the terrible blisters they can cause. Luckily, there’s an easy fix to this problem! You simply need some antiperspirant. This is not the same as deodorant! So make sure you actually buy an antiperspirant, preferably a stick or gel one. Rub the antiperspirant on your feet, focussing on the spots that rub your shoes in particular. Try to do this a little while before you put on your shoes to let it sink into your skin. At the end of the day you’ll notice that your skin is still intact and there are no blisters to be seen!
2. Pantyliners against sweaty pits
Do you hate getting sweat stains in your armpits? Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it, as everyone sweats. However, it’s particularly noticeable in white and grey clothes and it leaves a nasty stain on your nice top. To prevent this you can stick a panty liner in the armpit of your t-shirt or blouse. It’s hardly noticeable, but it works like a charm. The pantyliner will soak up all the moisture so it won’t seep into the top you’re wearing. It’ll feel a little strange at first, but hey, it works!
3. A sponge as a cooling element
Not everyone is outdoorsy enough to have a freezer filled with cooling elements. However, if you want to keep your lunch fresh in this heat it’s nice to keep it cool with a cooling element. Traditional cooling elements are filled with water which often makes them very heavy. This alternative cooling element is ideal to take with you on the go! Simply soak a sponge in water and put it in a Ziploc baggy. Put the bag in the freezer overnight. The result is a cooling element that’s light and easy to take with you! The water will melt after a while, but the sponge will simply soak it up again and it won’t leak in your bag thanks to the Ziploc bag. It’s light, cheap and reusable. What more do you need?
Read all about how to make your own air conditioning and how to cool off your body on the next page.