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Over time our features change to give away our age. The whiteness of our smile is one of the obvious signs of our aging beauty. We go through a lot of coffee and tea in our household. Those drinks just happen to stain teeth even with regularly brushing and flossing. During my recent trip to Walmart, I picked up Colgate® Optic White® Express White to try to turn back time with my smile. After looking through some past pictures, I noticed that I generally smile with a closed mouth. I have dealt with crooked and stained teeth for years. I guess subconsciously I have always tried to hard them. Join me on the journey to open-mouthed smiles, smoother lips, and a brighter smile!
Unlike most whitening toothpastes, Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste contains the professionally recommended ingredient hydrogen peroxide to whiten faster. This toothpaste provides an easy and fast way for whiter teeth fast. Whiter teeth in 3 days*, just by brushing. Less hassle than other methods.
- There are 3 sizes available: 3oz & 4.5oz are now available, and the 1.45oz travel size will hit select stores on March 14th.
I decided to use one of the culprits of a dulling smile with a recycled mint tin to make a greener way to smooth lips. What is great about this lip scrub is that many of the other ingredients are generally found in most homes already. The trick to a good lip scrub is to use an abrasive ingredient like coffee grounds along with something to moisturize (honey &/or oil) for the foundation. Feel to free to substitute similar items you already have in the home!
After our morning coffee, I remove a tablspoon of coffee grounds to a plate before throwing the rest in my compost bin. I find it easier to mix the ingredients when the coffee grounds are still moist. Then, I allow all the ingredients to dry for several hours before placing in the mint tin.
- 1 TBSP leftover coffee grounds
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp oil
- 1-2 drops of mint extract
- Combine ingredients.
- Spread on plate and leave out to dry some.
- Place in container for storage.
Now that I have shared my journey to open-mouthed smiles, smoother lips, and a brighter smile, I would love to hear your tricks to keep your smile youthful!
*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks