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10 Home Remedies For Dry Skin That Will Leave Your Skin Feeling Silky And Smooth

10 Home Remedies For Dry Skin That Will Leave Your Skin Feeling Silky And Smooth

Dry skin is one of the most problematic (and annoying) skin types that we can have. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried tons of exfoliators that cost more than you expected to pay. Did you get results? Funny, neither did I. Dry skin isn’t something that you can just forget about, either. In serious cases, your skin will start to crack open and start to itch like crazy (ouch)! That’s not all, either. Dry skin can quickly turn into wrinkles and no one wants wrinkles (especially before their time).

Before you give up on moisturizers altogether, try some of these home remedies that we found to be great solutions to dry skin problems. These helped me a lot and I’m sure they’ll help you too!

Vanilla Body Cream

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    Mmm, who doesn’t like smelling like vanilla? If you’ve got a food processor (or blender), you’ll be able to whip this up in minutes. What you’ll need for this is:

    2 tbsp Shea Butter
    2 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
    4 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
    1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Absolute Oil

    Place all of the ingredients in your food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth. Then, place the mixture into a glass (or plastic) jar.

    Voila! You’ve got yourself some amazing body cream that will work wonders on your dry skin. The ingredients above will make about 4 oz and lasts about six months. For the best results, keep this mixture in the fridge.

    Olive Massage Oil

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      Wait, what? Who wants to rub olive oil on their body? It might sound weird, but boy oh boy it works wonders. For this recipe you’ll need:

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      2 tsp 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      1 to 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil

      Mix these two ingredients and you’ve got yourself a date with smooth skin. This mixture can be used for a quick application or as a leave-in moisturizer. Make sure that you wipe off the excess oil with a washcloth if you don’t want to use it as a leave-in moisturizer. Otherwise, use a small amount on the affected areas and do not touch it until it’s dry. Be careful that you don’t use too much lavender, though! Too much can irritate your skin.

      Oatmeal Facial Mask

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        Oats aren’t just used for cereal and oatmeal. In high-end skincare products, you’re almost guaranteed to find oats as an ingredient. Here’s a quick recipe to make a moisturizing facial mask! You will need:

        3 tbsp Oats
        1 tsp Honey
        1/4 cup Milk

        For this recipe, you’ll need two tools: a saucepan and a bowl. Warm your milk over low heat in the saucepan and place your oats in the bowl. Be sure to not boil the milk! When the milk is warm, pour it over your oats, mix it together, and wait about 5 minutes before you add the honey.

        Once the honey has been applied, stir it up a bit more and apply the mixture on your face. Let it sit for about 20 minutes (listen to some mindful meditations while you’re relaxing) and wash it off with a washcloth. Oatmeal contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that will rid you of your dry skin as soon as after a few uses. Neat, right?!

        Sour Cream Facial Mask

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          Before you cringe and skip past this one, know this: sour cream has lactic acid that exfoliates dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling smoother than ever. It might gross you out at first, but the end result will leave you wanting more. For this recipe you will need:

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          2 tsp Sour Cream
          3 tbsp Gram Flour

          Pour gram flour into a bowl and mix the sour cream in until it becomes a paste. Apply this to your face (or affected area) and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water and feel how smooth your skin is. In order for this recipe to work to its fullest potential, apply it every two days.

          Honey Avocado Facial Mask

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            Mmm, mmm! Avocado is one of my favorite foods and it’s also one of my favorite skincare remedies! Avocados are jam-packed with Vitamins A and E, which helps your skin glow. It also contains natural oils that moisturize your skin! For this amazing recipe, you’ll need:

            1/2 Avocado
            1/4 cup Honey

            Thoroughly mash the avocado in a bowl, ensuring that you don’t leave any chunks behind. Add the honey and stir until the mixture is smooth. Apply the mixture on your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and relax for the rest of the day. This is a great way to calm down at the end of a busy day and will leave your skin happy (as well as healthy).

            Yogurt Body Scrub

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              Yogurt is good to eat and apply to your skin! This recipe will leave your skin cells singing with joy. This is great for people who enjoy sugar scrubs over lotion. Store-bought sugar scrubs can be pretty rough on your skin, which will cause your dry skin to feel more irritated. With this gentle mixture, you’ll never have to buy another store-bought sugar scrub again. For this recipe you’ll need:

              3 tbsp Granulated Sugar (a good alternative is coconut sugar)
              1/4 cup Plain Yogurt (try using Greek Yogurt for a healthier glow)
              3 tbsp Honey

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              In a large bowl, add the yogurt and honey, and mix until well-combined. Next, pour in your sugar and mix well. Apply this scrub to the affected areas on your body, and massage it in a circular motion for about 2 minutes. Next, leave the mixture on your skin for about 5 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Yogurt contains lactic acid that exfoliates your skin, sugar removes any dead skin that was left over, and honey hydrates your skin. It’s a triple whammy, and it’s amazing.

              Egg Lotion

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                Alright, before you scroll past this one, hear me out. Eggs are packed with protein, which works wonders for your skin. Honey, castor oil, and olive oil will leave your face feeling soft, while ridding you of dry and flaky skin. Orange juice contains Vitamin C, which is known to get rid of blemishes. Try this out for yourself, don’t take my word! The results will leave you breathless. For this odd recipe you will need:

                1 Egg
                1 tbsp Orange Juice
                1 tsp Castor Oil
                1 tsp Olive Oil
                1 tbsp Honey
                1 tbsp Rosewater
                1 tsp Lime Juice

                Put all the ingredients into a bowl (minus the egg). Take your egg and separate the yolk. Place the yolk in with all of the other ingredients (toss the rest of the egg), and mix. Apply this mixture to your skin for 10 minutes and then hop in the shower to rinse it off. Your entire body will feel smooth, your dry skin will start to go away, and you’ll smell pretty darn good. This recipe will amaze you.

                Chocolate Facial Mask

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                  Mmmm, chocolate! Contrary to popular belief, chocolate is known to have amazing benefits for your skin! It’s known to leave your skin smooth, glowing, and softer than ever. Who said chocolate was just for eating, anyways? For this delicious recipe you will need:

                  5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
                  5 tbsp Honey
                  2 tbsp Maize Flour
                  2 tbsp Mashed Avocado

                  Grab a medium-sized bowl and mix all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Apply this to your face (or affected area on the body) and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and do this daily (before a bath or shower) to achieve optimum results. Your body will feel smooth and smell delicious. With this recipe, you’re killing two birds with one stone. Enjoy!

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                  Banana and Coconut Mask

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                    Are you sick of buying bananas only to throw them away three days later? Bananas have more than one use to them and are known to be an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. You’ll never want to toss out a banana again! Coconut oil leaves your skin smooth and shiny. This recipe is as good as it gets. You will need:

                    1/2 Banana
                    1 tbsp Coconut Oil

                    Mash the banana with a spoon in a bowl. Once it’s completely mashed, add the coconut oil, and stir until you get a creamy paste. Apply the mask on your face (or affected area) and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and relax. Doing this twice a week will ensure that your skin stays hydrated and smooth.

                    Mango Mask

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                      If you’re looking for something to moisturize your skin to the fullest, look no further. Mango is filled with Vitamin A, which moisturizes and hydrates dead skin. It can also heal flaky skin and rejuvenate dull skin. Olive oil is a great moisturizer and honey is nourishing for your skin. For this recipe you will need:

                      1 Mango
                      1 tbsp Honey
                      3 tbsp Olive Oil

                      Take the skin off of your mango and throw the pulp into a blender until there are no chunks. Add the honey and mix well. Finally, add the olive oil to this mixture and mix until you have a creamy paste. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for an hour. Rinse it off with warm water, and your skin will be thanking you. This is a great way to end a stressful day, too! Just put this mixture on, put on some calming meditations, and relax. You’ll be happy with the results!

                      What do you think about the list above? What’s worked for you in the past? Let us know in the comments down below! Be sure to share this article with friends and family members that suffer with dry skin, too!

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                      Last Updated on August 21, 2018

                      30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                      30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                      Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

                      That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

                       1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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                        Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

                        2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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                          If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

                          3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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                            It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

                            4. Corn chips for kindling!

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                              Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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                              5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                                Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                                6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                                  These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                                  7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                                    You never know when you might need some.

                                    8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                                      Get all the info you need here.

                                      9. Sangria!

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                                        We know what’s really important. How to here!

                                        10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                                          By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                                          11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                                            Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                                            12. DIY shower.

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                                              All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                              13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                                Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                                14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                                  15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                                    Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                                    16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                                      Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                                      17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                                        It’s that easy!

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                                                        18. Grits repel ants.

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                                                          Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                                          19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                                            20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                                              That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                              21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                                For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                                22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                                  You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                                  23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                                    Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                                    24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                                      By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                                      25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                                        26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                                          Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                                          27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                                            That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                                            28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                                              Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                              29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                                Get them while you can!

                                                                                30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                                  With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

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