My top 5 (mostly free) health and beauty habits (I’m told all of them are well weird)

When you reach my age, you develop some weird little ingrained lifestyle habits that you don’t realise are odd-ball until, well, you write a blog post about them. Health advice, IMO, can be a bit too polished and holier-than-thou. And a bit dreary. Rarely do folk share the gritty, daggy stuff. Today, I figured I might.

Health Habits Sarah Wilson
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Please don’t leave me out on a limb in my gritty, dagginess. Share yours below, yeah?

1. I tape my lips at night with surgical tape. I’m a teeth grinder. I could use an expensive mouth guard. But my dentist sensibly suggested I try this technique. I take a 10cm strip of that white surgical tape that’s a few bucks at the pharmacy (the 1.5cm wide one) and gently place it across my lips, sealing them together. I ensure I fold over each end so I have a “tab” for pulling it off in the morning.

Yes, oddly, this technique keeps my jaw relaxed all night. It works. And it’s almost free.

2. I scrape my tongue with a tablespoon. Tongue scraping is great. I used to have a fancy tongue scraper. I lost it. Now I just use a stainless steel dessert spoon.

3. I scrub my face with sand. I don’t think anyone needs a fancy face scrub. After a surf or swim I rub

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