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8 Simple Home Remedies

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8 Simple Home Remedies

By the Editors of Men’s Health 

MINOR WOUND
REMEDY: HONEY

Honey deprives bacteria of the water it needs to multiply. Thwart infection with a swipe of the sweet stuff, and cover the cut with a bandage.

SUNBURN, RAZOR BURN
REMEDY: MILK

Dip a clean washcloth into a bowl of cool milk and dab it on the burned areas. (The coolness can help reduce swelling, and milk’s lactic acid has anti-inflammatory properties.) Then rinse it off. Or try: Olive oil, which has natural compounds that protect against inflammation. That being said, a sunburn could be dangerous.

Visit the Men’s Health Skin Cancer Center to learn how to protect, detect, and treat burns, eczema and other skin irritations.

FLAKY HAND SKIN
REMEDY: SUGAR

Coat your wet hands with sugar—the coarser the better. The rough grains scrub away flakes and dead skin cells. If possible, use demerara, a dark sugar with large granules; it’s sold in specialty-food stores.

DRY SKIN AND LIPS
REMEDY: OLIVE OIL

Olive oil closely resembles your own natural oils, which can be stripped away by harsh soaps and dry heat. Smooth a few drops onto your palm and rub it into your skin to soften rough spots and form a protective moisture barrier.

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8:30AM PDT on Aug 17, 2011

thanks

3:34PM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Awesome!!!! And thanks!!!! And Julie W. is right!

8:11PM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Great information. Thanks

6:13PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

thanks

9:29PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

thanks

8:28PM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Simple and effective!

8:38AM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

Thank you

3:40AM PDT on Jul 19, 2011

thanks..great tips.

3:20PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Sweet tips next cut I'm using me some honey

7:38AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

This is really cool. I didn't even know most of these, thanks!

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