Using lemon juice to clear or brighten your skin.
“Natural remedies” are all the rage on Pinterest, and we’re all guilty of pinning them. But, be cautious as they all don’t work on all skin types.
One ingredient that’s had a lot of debate is lemon juice. Standing at about a 2 on the pH scale, citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit can harm your skin in the short and long run. With immediate symptoms including irritating rashes or burns, lemon dries your face (as it doesn’t help retain moisture) and can break down the skin’s acid mantle, which protects the skin against bacteria.
This goes for baking soda as well.
Forgetting to use sunscreen.
According to the National Cancer Institute, melonoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is one of the most diagnosed cancers in America. Wearing at least SPF 15 daily could reduce your chance of getting skin cancer by 40–50%. Although people with lighter pigment are more at risk, EVERYBODY should protect themselves against UV rays.
If all that isn’t scary enough, sun damage prematurely AGES YOU. Just see what happened to this guy.
The FDA recommends the effective amount of 2 milligrams — which means you probably need an additional sunscreen rather than just relying on the amount in your moisturizer or foundation.
Piling on too many new products at one time.
Beauty hauls are the best, but trying every single purchase at the same time is product overkill for your skin.
Fun fact: AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids like lactic and glycolic acid) will destabilize your retinoids and render them ineffective. So that expensive anti-aging serum could be going to waste if you’re combining with too many other skincare products.
Additionally, unexpected breakouts and allergic reactions can result from a new formula too many. So, try out a patch test to see how your skin responds to different products. Here’s a great and simple guide for patch testing.
Using high-end products just because they’re high-end.
Although high-end tends to associate with great quality, for skincare and makeup products, the results may vary.
Experts in the beauty industry actually claim that mass-market brands have a lot more money to spend on research and development. So you might want to consider trading in your La Mer for some Oil of Olay.
Buying “all-natural” or “organic” products without checking the ingredients first.
The “all-natural fallacy” contests the assumption that anything labeled natural, or ingredients in raw form, are automatically good for skin.
However, some products that include “natural” things like coconut or shea boil these ingredients down to a point where there isn’t much left. On the flip side, much like the lemon problem, people tend to use raw products that can be very harsh on the skin.
Remember to always check the ingredients too. Even expensive, “natural” skincare lines like Aesop contain harmful sulfates.
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1. Red Rover
Old game: Two teams of people stand in parallel lines holding hands. Each team takes turns choosing the supposedly scrawniest player and then singing “Red Rover, Red Rover, Send [selected weakling] right over!” The chosen runt runs really fast towards them trying the break the grasp of two players hands until someone inevitably sprains a wrist and the game is officially banned from the playground.
New game: Same, but with drunk people. If you don’t make it through the chain, DRANK.
Old game: Players take turns being the leader and throwing a basketball into the hoop in various ways. Once the leader makes a shot, the second player must copy the same distance/posture/etc. and try to make the same shot. For each miss, the player gets a letter starting with H then O then R and so forth. The first player who gets HORSE loses.
New game: You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to shoot a weird free-throw after a few. But see how long it takes before you forget how to spell HORSE. Or what a horse even is.
3. Musical Chairs
Old rules: A number of chairs that is one less than the number of players is set up in a room. While music is played, players must walk around the chairs until the music stops, at which point they all scramble to get a seat. The person without a seat is out and one chair is removed until there is one chair, two players and one final winner.
New rules: This is already played at every bar and party ever (only with, hopefully, better music). Might as well make it official and let people know that you will fight them for the last available stool.
Make pizza in your pie iron with biscuit dough.
Line your pie iron with foil for easy clean up.
You can go from grilled cheese to apple pie pocket with practically no clean up.
Wrapping your meat in cabbage leaves will keep it from getting burnt to a crisp.
The cabbage is dense and moist enough to create the perfect nonstick barrier. No more accidental charred-to-a-crisp meals!
A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box.
Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.
Kids can make an adorable and easy keepsake bracelet out of duct tape.
They can stick things on, like tiny pebbles, flowers, or leaves, and create a souvenir from their nature walk. Just make sure the sticky side is on the outside.
Here’s an awesome s’mores hack your kids will love:
Stovetop popcorn (like Jiffy Pop) can be made over a campfire.
They’re so easy to transport, and kids will be amazed when the foil begins to expand. Just be careful, as the handle will become very hot.
You can also make your own out of popcorn kernels and aluminum foil. Directions here.
Keep extra duct tape for emergencies right on your water bottle.
Make eggs and bacon in a paper bag.
It’s an easy way to make multiple breakfasts at once. Get the recipe/directions here.
Use an acorn cap to loudly whistle for help if you’re lost in the woods.
Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Or make a willow whistle.
Get the instructions here.
These compact towels can dry off two people after swimming and are dry to the touch within an hour of use.
Bailey’s dipped toasted marshmallows are a must for camping.
Toast a marshmallow over hot coals, and then dip the warm marshmallow into a cup of Bailey’s. They’re so delicious and addictive, you’ll want to make them even when you’re NOT camping.
Make flaming Jell-O marshmallow shots.
HOW COOL IS THIS. Fill the marshmallows with a Jell-o mixture and dip into rum. Get the full recipe/directions here.
Make a last-minute camping spoon with a knife and a plastic bottle.
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