Pinned and Tried – Mouthwash Remedy for Bruises

June 5, 2015

For some unfortunate reason, I bruise super easily! You could flick me and a bruise will pop up. Actually, you could probably poke me with a feather and a bruise would pop up. It’s never a good look…

According to this post on Pinterest, there’s a secret home remedy for minimizing the appearance of bruises. It’s something most of us already have in our cabinets at home…mouthwash!

Of course I was skeptical of the trick, but after a day of helping my cousin move, I was left with a handful of ugly bruises all over my body. It seemed like the perfect time to put this beauty hack to the test.

For comparison purposes, I only tried the trick on one bruise (the one pictured on my left knee). I soaked a cotton pad and held it over the spot for a good minute. It didn’t make a huge difference after initial application, although it did feel really soothing.

I decided to repeat the step again for the next couple of days to see if the bruise disappeared faster than those without the treatment.

The idea behind this remedy was super exciting and wanted it to work SOOOO bad. But I have to admit, I didn’t notice any spectacular results. There was a cooling sensation immediately after application, which helped soothe any pain I felt, but it didn’t last long. In addition, the physical appearance of my bruise did not fade any faster than the others, which leads me to believe the mouthwash was hardly a miracle product.

The verdict? I don’t think this will be on my holy grail list of secret remedies…


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