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Photo by: Tom's of Maine.
You've probably heard of using toothpaste to dry up zits, but how about using it to scrub the yellow stains off your nails that can result from wearing nail polish? Just put some toothpaste on an old toothbrush (we chose this all-natural Tom's formula that is made without sulfates - meaning that it won't dry out your cuticles!), and scrub away at clean nails. Your nails will look so fresh and so clean-clean that you can go without lacquer and still look, well, polished.

Tom's of Maine Clean & Gentle Toothpaste, $6, available at Tom's of Maine.

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Legend or Legit? the Real Scoop on Some Classic Beauty Treatments

February 7, 2013

By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
As much as we love trying all of the new products and potions that come our way, sometimes we like to go classic with homemade beauty treatments, whether as a natural fix for our finicky skin or as a break for our wallet. Fancy treatments for hair, skin and nails are undoubtedly luxurious, but as our mamas taught us, sometimes the best beauty fixes can be found in your medicine cabinet - or even in your kitchen.

These beauty fixes are classics, but to investigate whether the treatments that go on your face are, you know, safe, we reached out to Dr. Howard Sobel, a dermatologist in New York City, who gave us the scoop. Click through to get the 411 on these unexpected hair, skin and nail solutions, and find out if it's really worth it to ditch your trusty Kiehl's for an egg white mask.

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