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4 Skin Care Hacks for People Who Think They’ve Tried Everything

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4 Skin Care Hacks for People Who Think They’ve Tried Everything

So you think you’ve tried every way imaginable to get the best possible skin? Think again.

4 skin care hacks for you

    Instead of running to the drugstore, go check your kitchen and medicine cabinet—you probably already have these 4 skin-clearing home remedies on hand.

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    Aspirin and Honey

    aspirin

      A combination of aspirin and honey can instantly reduce the effects of acne and help remove the redness that comes from skin irritation. Aspirin reduces swelling and redness caused by acne, while honey is an antibiotic that can disinfect your pores (which caused the acne in the first place).
      Try it at home: Clean your skin thoroughly with toner to open your pores. In a separate bowl, crush a single aspirin and then add a very small amount of toner to create a thick paste. Apply the paste directly to the acne spots and let it sit for five minutes. When five minutes are up, wash off the paste and then apply a small dab of honey to the blemishes. Wash the honey off after 10 minutes, and your skin will be clearer.

      Toothpaste

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        Hopefully, you already use toothpaste to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but what you may not know is that white toothpaste can also reduce acne, remove bug bites, and help to eliminate the effects of itchy skin rashes.
        Try it at home: Apply white toothpaste (not gel) directly to your bug bites or acne, allow it to dry and then go to sleep. In the morning, wash off the toothpaste.

        Lemon and Sugar

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          Lemons are a natural antiseptic, making them excellent for removing dirt and bacteria from pores. This helps make skin less oily, which over time can get rid of acne. Sugar acts as an exfoliant and opens up pores so the lemons can penetrate the skin.
          Try it at home: Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle sugar on one of the exposed halves and then apply that to your face each night to remove dead skin. This will get rid of blackheads and acne while making skin look more radiant.

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          Sea Salt

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            Like lemon, sea salt is a natural antiseptic, which explains why many people find their skin clears up after being at the beach. You don’t need to spend an afternoon splashing in the ocean to reap the benefits of saltwater—you can do so at home by applying a mixture of sea salt and water directly to your skin to reduce acne, age spots, and wrinkles.
            Try it at home: Add one tablespoon of sea salt to a 16-ounce spray bottle of warm water. Spray the combination onto a small applicator—such as a washcloth—and then let the salt do its work.

            What are you waiting for? Go raid your medicine cabinet and your kitchen and get to work on your skin.

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            What home remedies do you like to use for beautiful skin? Let me know in the comments below.

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            Last Updated on January 13, 2022

            10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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            10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

            A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

            To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

            1. Camping

            A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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            2. Staycation

            You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

            3. Island Getaway

            People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

            4. Fancy Resort

            Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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            5. Road Trip

            The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

            6. Charter a Boat

            If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

            7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

            If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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            8. Themed Retreats

            There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

            9. Working Honeymoon

            Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

            10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

            Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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