• Papaya has been used for centuries to help hydrate skin and remove impurities. Called the "fruit of the angels," it's full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants. This summer, blend it with some honey and lemon to create a detoxifying yet hydrating face mask or use its juice as an exfoliating treatment.

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  • If you suffer from dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis, then avocados should be your best friend. This creamy fruit works wonders for the skin—it naturally hydrates and intensely moisturizes. For skin that's supple, apply a thin layer of mashed avocado to your face and let it sit for a few minutes. Have a bad night's sleep? Place chilled mashed avocado under your eyes to de-puff them.

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  • The thought of slathering your face with raw eggs may seem strange, but let us convince you: Eggs have amazing natural properties that are said to make one's complexion brighter and tighter. Use egg yolks as a moisturizing treatment, or whip up a few egg whites to create a frothy mask that will leave your skin tight and glowing.

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  • In terms of skin-care ingredients, coconut milk is one of our favorites. Thanks to its fat content, it effectively moisturizes skin, so it's essential during cold and dry months. Mix some with your go-to facial cleanser for an instant boost of hydration that will leave your skin silky smooth.

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  • The secret to fully removing all your makeup at night is not found in the makeup aisle or in a pack of wipes—it's using extra virgin olive oil! You likely have it in your kitchen, so just reach for it the next time you want to melt off all of your makeup in seconds.

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  • The healing benefits of natural oats are incredible. In addition to relieving itchiness, dryness, and redness, they can gently exfoliate and even treat acne. Try mixing some with milk and honey for a nourishing facial scrub, or throw a few handfuls in your next bath for added hydration.

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  • When our skin is looking dull or in need of a boost, we immediately reach for natural yogurt. This rich dairy product has lactic acid, which can act as a gentle exfoliant. A simple mask made with yogurt, honey, and avocado will not only moisturize your skin, but it will also give you that glow that all girls covet.

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  • For a super-smooth pout, turn to brown sugar. Mix it with olive oil to create a gentle exfoliant that will leave your lips feeling soft and tasting slightly sweet. (Your significant other can thank us later.)

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  • You probably know that bananas can be beneficial to your skin and your hair, but have you heard the latest craze about their peels? If you suffer from acne, try gently rubbing the inside of a banana peel over your face before going to bed and then rinsing your face in the morning. Do this for a week to eliminate all of your spots and achieve a radiant complexion.

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