7 Surprising Uses for Aluminum Foil

Looking for a fast solution for a home or kitchen problem? Aluminum foil might be the answer to your problem. Check out the many uses to make this kitchen staple work for you.

7 Surprising Uses for Aluminum Foil

While it is most often used for cooking and storing food, there are many other uses for aluminum foil. Check out these tricks you can do with aluminum foil to help you save time in the kitchen and beyond.

Clean Pots and Pans

Aluminum foil is abrasive, making it a good replacement for steel wool. Get rid of unwanted dirt and grime on your pots and pans by balling up a piece of aluminum foil and rubbing it along the dirty surface. Give the pot a rinse and it will look as good as new.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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