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Hover cover magnetic microwave splatter lid

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Microwave cooking is fast and easy, but I bet the inside of your microwave looks like a murder scene right now. Almost everything we cook ends up splattering on the walls of our microwaves. Well, the Hover Cover is going to make microwave cleaning much easier from now on. It covers your food while it’s cooking to avoid messes, and sticks to the top of your microwave when not in use.

To use it, just stick the Hover Cover lid on the top of the inside of your microwave using the magnets on the top of the device. The lid will stay hovering above anything you place in your microwave until you pull it down over your food. This makes it super easy to use with food that needs it, and also keeps it out of the way when you’re heating up foods that don’t need it.

Hover Cover Magnetic Microwave Splatter Lid


The magnetic microwave lid is perfect for reheating leftovers, snacks and easy meals of all kinds. The built-in steam vents help heat food evenly and it stays in the microwave, ready for when you need to use it. This handy lid fits most microwave ovens including smaller models, and measures 11.5 inches in diameter so it fits most plates, bowls & platters.

Other features of the Hover Cover include microwave-safe polymer-encased magnets, it’s top rack dishwasher-safe, and is made from food-safe BPA-free material. To use it just pull down to cover and when you’re done, lift and let it hover. It attaches to the roof of the microwave when not in use.

The Magnetic Hover Cover will help improve your life because it prevents unnecessary messes that you have to scrub from the walls of your microwave later on. It’ll surely save you a lot of time and energy from future microwave cleaning sessions, so this one’s a winner!

Bed Pillows Blog

The coop home goods eden pillow is a big softy that any sleeper can enjoy

Some products that we’ve tried have stood the test of time and remain our faves to this day. In our series 10/10 Would Recommend, we’re giving the final word on well-known products that we fully stand behind.

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The Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow, one of the top-reviewed pillows on Amazon.

Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow Queen Size Bed Pillow


What’s It Made Of?

The Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow comprises three layers: an outer cover made of polyester and bamboo-derived viscose rayon, an inner liner made of polyester, and shredded memory-foam fill that’s made of viscoelastic polyurethane and polyester fibers. It’s an adjustable pillow, meaning that the sleeper can remove or add filling to their liking — it’s even bundled with an extra half-pound bag of fill if they need to puff it up even more.

This pillow is the second bed pillow launched from Coop Home Goods, which became internet-famous for its Original Pillow ($59.99), racking up over 50,000 Amazon reviews to date. The Eden pillow is actually very similar in construction to its predecessor, apart from the Eden’s addition of polyester fibers in the fill, which makes the pillow’s texture noticeably more down-like than foam-like. This addition also accounts for the Eden’s slightly higher price point.

This pillow is completely machine-washable (even if the memory-foam fill takes time to dry), it’s cruelty-free, American-made, and comes with a 100-night sleep trial along with a 5-year warranty. The memory-foam fill also meets third-party CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold certification standards, ensuring that the material is safer for the environment and for your home’s atmosphere.

Why I Love It

As far as I’m concerned, the Eden is pretty much the ideal pillow: It’s plump, soft, and squishy with just the right amount of give. When I’m asked for pillow recommendations, I usually drop its name. Unless you love a very solid, firm pillow, this one is a great match for just about anyone. It’s pretty uncontroversial.

The main reason that I say this is because the loft of the pillow is adjustable. So, sleepers of any size or sleep position can unzip both the outer and inner liners to take out or re-fluff the fill as needed. And while you’re in there, if you sink your hand deep into the pillow’s foam-and-fiber stuffing, you’ll feel how noticeably cool it is. The confetti-sized memory foam bits are infused with cooling gel (which looks like small blue flecks) to help offset memory foam’s natural tendency to retain heat. These material features, plus the addition of the polyester fibers, give the pillow a uniquely airy feel, making the overall weight pleasantly light, though not exactly featherweight.

These polyester fibers are usually found in down-alternative pillows, giving them that jet-puffed responsiveness and airy feel. In this pillow, the fibers fulfill this same need and they act as a binding agent with the foam to keep it clustered together. This shredded memory-foam pillow without the fibers (aka The Original) would be just as responsive and supportive, but would probably tend to get lumpy, causing users to have to wrestle with their pillow to get it to their desired loft level.

The cushy foam/fiber fill is a perfect complement to the outer layer of the pillow, which is an incredibly soft blend of polyester and rayon viscose. It has that amazing “favorite soft T-shirt” feel. This layer does feel cool to the touch, though after hours of sleeping on it, it does tend to retain a little bit of heat. I also like the plump shape of this pillow, as it fills out a pillowcase without any issue and the outer-case material isn’t slippery like other cooling pillow materials can be.

The pillow comes with an extra bag of stuffing, which does seem an unnecessary add-on. Unless you have very broad shoulders or you need a pillow to support you for sitting upright in bed, taking out the stuffing would be advisable. I find that I do need to take out a handful of it to maintain a more comfortable loft for side-sleeping.

The Final Word

The Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow is an all-around great bed pillow. It provides just enough pushback to be supportive, while also being incredibly soft and squishy. The pillow supports all positions, even spooning, and meets all of my comfort criteria.

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Pendleton’s eco-friendly wool blanket is perfect for cozy season

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Call it cozy season or snuggle season — with the temperatures dropping in preparation for winter, it’s time to bundle up and get comfortable. From curling up on the couch with a good book or having your very own holiday movie marathon, you need the perfect blanket for the experience.

We’re really loving Pendleton’s Eco-Wise Wool Blanket right now. Not only is it comfortable, it’s eco-friendly, easy to clean, and super soft (which is arguably the most important thing in our minds). Available in a variety of plaid patterns and solid colors for less than $200, this wool blanket makes a great seasonal addition for your couch or a nice gift for your friend, mom, or grandparent (and major props if you knock out some holiday shopping early).

Pendleton Pendleton Eco-Wise Washable Wool Blanket


It’s hard to find a wool blanket that’s also machine-washable, but Pendleton hits the mark here. Simply add it to your washing machine by itself, wash on a cold gentle cycle, and then tumble dry on low — and it won’t shrink or fade thanks to the colorfast wool. The blanket is also made from 100% pure and renewable wool, making it a sustainable add that won’t harm the environment.

If you’re someone who tendsto spill, the material is water and stain-resistant, too, meaning that a hot cocoa or wine spill won’t cause any permanent damage. We also love that it’s flame-resistant, meaning you can snuggle up by a fire with no fear of potential sparks causing an issue (think: camping trip or bonfire comfiness).

The twin blanket measures in at 66 x 96 inches, making it perfect for solo snuggles. If you’re looking to share the warmth, opt for the queen or king size. No matter the size you choose, you’ll have a stylish blanket to keep you nice and cozy whether you choose to relax indoors or in the great outdoors.

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The 6 best face masks for dry skin will hydrate and plump up your parched, tired skin this winter

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When your dry skin feels extremely parched, it’s officially time to incorporate skincare products more intensively moisturizing than face creams: face masks for dry skin. They promise to surge your dull, tired complexion with some much-needed hydration using popular and well-researched skincare ingredients.

And don’t just take our word for it — experts love them too. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Anar Mikailov, M.D., FAAD, founder of Skintensive and KP Away, says, “People with dry skin can benefit from using a hydrating face mask designed to draw in moisture, soothe the skin, and trap the moisture in the skin. As winter is around the corner, there’s less humidity in the air, and more people will experience dry skin.”

What to Consider


Another expert we spoke to, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Blair Murphy-Rose, M.D., suggests opting for fragrance-free and hypoallergenic face masks for dry skin whenever possible because they’re safe for sensitive skin types.

All three of our medical experts agree that the ingredients are by far the most important factor to consider when shopping for a face mask for dry skin. Beyond surging your dry skin with some much-needed moisture, certain face mask ingredients help target other skin concerns, including creating a healthy skin barrier and soothing rosacea.


Hyaluronic acid, the hero ingredient of PCA SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Skin Care Face Mask, is an excellent ingredient for dry and sensitive skin types. “It helps to retain moisture and aids the skin to hold on to water molecules, resulting in plump skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry, M.D., founder of Skin & Aesthetics Surgery of Manhattan.

Rich Moisturizers and Skin Barrier Protectors

Shea butter, found in First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, is rich in fatty acids and vitamins to soften dry skin. Shea butter also has an anti-inflammatory effect, and it’s equally great for softening rough patches on your face and body, and it can even be applied to dry hair.

Ceramides are fantastic because they are fatty acids naturally found in high quantities in our skin. Mikailov says ceramides act as glue between skin cells and create a barrier in the skin, which is especially important for dry skin.

Calms Irritation, Inflammation, and Redness

Aloe vera is commonly found in sunburn treatments, so it’s not 100% surprising it is also heavily featured in face masks, for dry skin, such as Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré and Yon-Ka Hydra No. 1 Masque.

Colloidal oatmeal is an incredibly gentle ingredient that softens and soothes itching and helps seal in moisture. The popular skincare element is also in First Aid Beauty’s previously mentioned face mask.


Henry says there aren’t many published clinical trials on all the different formulations of face masks but that face masks for dry skin are certainly energizing additions to everyday skincare routines.

Sheet Masks

Our experts say sheet masks, such as Skinceuticals Biocellulose Restorative Mask, are incredible for providing extra hydration and typically work within 15 minutes. However, Mikailov advises removing them before the mask dries out and slathering on a rich face moisturizer, such as Skintensive Daily Moisturizer, on top to seal in the hydrating actives. Otherwise, they can dry the skin more if left on too long after the mask dries.

Cream-Based Masks

Mikailov says there are two types of cream-based masks you can shop for:

Short-term masks that you gently remove using a soft tissue after 15 minutes, or apply a thin layer to leave on overnight. Both types of cream-based face masks for dry skin have more occlusives that focus on moisture retention compared to sheet masks.

Overnight Masks penetrate the deeper layers of the skin for longer amounts of time. According to Murphy-Rose, the effect of most hydrating ingredients can be stronger the longer it is in contact with your skin. She says, “Overnight masks stay on the skin longer than a shorter-use mask, so the overnight mask may have enhanced effects comparatively.”

Ready to give your dry skin the deep hydration it needs? Check out our top face masks for dry skin below!

Best Face Masks for Dry Skin

Best Overall

PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Skin Care Face Mask



  • Intensely hydrates
  • Skin will look smooth, soft, and glowing
  • Can be worn overnight
  • Minimizes redness and promotes a more even skin tone
  • Award-winner


  • Some reviewers don’t like the light and clean smell

PCA Skin has a glowing reputation among skin experts, like dermatologists, aestheticians, and our very own beauty editor. Given its impressive, derm-approved ingredient list, coupled with high praise from Saunders, we knew this highly rated face mask for dry skin was our best overall pick.

“This face mask for dry skin is my favorite part of my weekly beauty routine, and it deserves a place in your medicine cabinet. After using a creamy cleanser and face toner, I slather on this face mask for dry skin to replenish moisture after using a clay mask or whenever my face feels tight and dehydrated,” says Saunders.

She adds, “With just one use, my dry complexion feels noticeably soft and clean. You only need a small amount of product, which soaks up relatively quickly and doesn’t leave behind a weird white film or feel sticky.”

As its name implies, hyaluronic acid is the hero ingredient, but there’s also niacinamide to help skin retain water, brighten a dull complexion, and calm redness and skin yellowing. There’s also panthenol to boost moisture and ensure your dry skin is finally rebalanced.

Most Gentle Formula

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask



  • Non-irritating formula
  • Can be applied as a 10-minute mask or used overnight
  • Made with clean ingredients


  • Some reviewers think it’s a relatively small tube

Mikailov and Blair Murphy-Rose both consider this an excellent face mask because it’s made with colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and arena sativa oat bran. They appreciate all three ingredients because they’re fantastic for keeping dry and sensitive skin very hydrated.

Murphy-Rose says, “It’s a rich and calming cream that can be applied as a 10-minute mask or used overnight for enhanced effect against dry skin.”

We love that it’s free of drying ingredients, such as alcohol, artificial fragrances, parabens, petrolatum, and phthalates. It also helps calm redness and can be used up to three times weekly for the best and most hydrating results.

Amazon reviewers also agree with both dermatologists that Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask is a top-tier face mask for dry skin. This face mask is so safe and gentle that one reviewer with eczema says it completely revitalizes their very skin. “It doesn’t have much of a smell (which is great, no added fragrance!), and it truly makes my super dry skin super soft,” says their Amazon review.

French Girl Secret

Embryolisse Lait – Crème Concentré



  • Instant hydrating results
  • Doubles as an overnight cream mask
  • Reviewers love the medium-thick consistency that spreads like a dream


  • Skip if you don’t like the smell of lilac

This multipurpose powerhouse is one of the most beloved French girl beauty secrets, and it earned snaps from Murphy-Rose. She’s a big fan of the sensitive skin version, which contains intensely moisturizing shea butter, beeswax, soy proteins, and aloe vera. She also loves that it’s a rich, hypoallergenic moisturizer that doubles as an overnight cream mask.

Lait-Crème has been a best seller for the brand since 1950, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does this product work as a face mask for dry skin and moisturizer, but it can also be used as a makeup primer and remover. You can even slather this unique lotion onto your body after shaving to keep dryness at the bar. Plus, the non-comedogenic formula is safe for acne-prone skin, so you don’t have to worry about pesky breakouts rearing their ugly head.

And although it’s not a refillable beauty product, the tube and packaging are made from easily recyclable materials, which is a decent starting point for living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Selfie – Worthy

Avène Antirougeurs CALM Soothing Repair Mask



  • Neutralizes redness
  • Won’t clog pores


  • Some reviewers say they need to use a thick layer for optimal results

It’s a challenge to find skincare products that simultaneously hydrate your skin, while also neutralizing redness. Enter, this green-tinted face mask for dry skin that’s more seafoam green than Princess Fiona from Shreck.

The soft green hue and soothing ingredients, such as dextran sulfate and TRP-regulin, help calm redness and irritation. You’ll be tempted to snap a few selfies or film a fun TikTok while the award-winning face mask for dry skin calms your complexion.

“This mask is very rich and has a lot of anti-redness and calming properties to it,” says Mikailov. Notably, it contains pongomia oil to rebalance your skin’s microbiome and hesperidin methyl chalcone, to soothe redness and swelling. There’s also Avène’s signature thermal spring water, which helps soften and calm your skin.

Not only does this face mask for dry skin prevent water loss, but it’ll leave your skin supple and soothed. Need further proof?

Well, one Amazon reviewer says it cleared up their rosacea when their prescription-grade product couldn’t help alleviate redness. To quote their 5-star review, “My rosacea is just about gone now, and will probably keep using it to maintain my skin clarity, especially on my nose!”

Soothes All Skin Types

Yon-Ka Hydra No. 1 Masque



  • Lightweight feel, but doesn’t skimp on hydration
  • Smells like rose, jasmine, and shui essential oils


  • Second most expensive face mask for dry skin

Murphy-Rose is also a fan of this face mask for dry skin because of its impressive ingredient list. She loves that this antioxidant-rich hydrating face mask contains 88% natural ingredients, including redness-calming aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E for extra hydration and a brightening effect.

This is also the only face mask for dry skin on our list that you don’t have to rinse off. Yon-Ka suggests applying the gel-cream onto your face and letting it sit for up to 60 minutes then blotting away excess product with a tissue. In the AM you can cleanse and follow up with your usual skincare products, like a face toner, serum, dark circle eye cream, day cream, and sunscreen.

Amazon reviewers add it lives up to its promise of deep hydration and even improves their skin’s elasticity. “Loyal to the brand, addicted to the results. Best hydrating treatment and the scent is fresh. I love how it glides on my face,” says one 5-star review.

The Ultimate Splurge

Skinceuticals Biocellulose Restorative Mask



  • Cools and soothes irritated skin
  • Helps your skin soak up other ingredients easily


  • Only includes six sheet masks

Rounding out our list is Skinceuticals Biocellulose Restorative Mask, a favorite of Murphy-Rose. “The post-procedure mask for cooling, soothing, and moisturizing compromised skin. It has a luxurious, refreshing spa-like feel,” she says.

We’re previously named this one of the best sheet masks in the game because celebrity aesthetician Joshua Ross of SkinLab considers it a top-tier product, undoubtedly worth the higher price tag. They’re made with just two simple ingredients: water and biocellulose fibers, which together cool and soothe irritated skin.

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12 facial steamers that are perfect for diy spa days

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You’ve tried everything — from face masks and nose strips to spa treatments and hot showers — but stubborn clogged pores still feel like they’re impossible to cleanse. But did you know that using a facial steamer to open your pores has many benefits, including easier removal of blackheads? According to the skincare experts we spoke with, a facial steamer might just be the best thing for your skin that you’re missing out on.

The Benefits Of Facial Steaming

According to board-certified dermatologist and RealSelf advisory board member, Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, M.D., facial steaming can improve your complexion in a variety of ways. “Steaming helps open your pores and clears your sinuses,” she says. “Steaming releases toxins from your skin, loosens dirt and debris in your pores, and allows the products you apply afterward to penetrate deeper.”

All of those benefits sound amazing, right? But before you get to steaming, Dr. Diane Madfes, M.D., FAAD, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, does have a couple of tips. She suggests removing your makeup before steaming, but advises against using a facial steamer if you have rosacea because “the heat may trigger a flare. “

To help you get the best skin possible, we researched the 12 best facial steamers with impressive tech specs and user reviews to give you the pampering DIY facial treatment you deserve — from spa-grade machines to salon-quality multitaskers that double as hair steamers.

The Best Facial Steamers


Best overall

3-in-1 Ionic Nanosteamer Facial Steamer



  • Doctor-approved
  • Comes with blackhead extractor set 3 unique modes
  • Works as an ionic humidifer
  • Also warms up your towels


  • The spout is stationary

More often than not, DIY spa treatments can barely compare to the results of professionals. But this facial-steamer system from Pure Daily Care is the rare exception, providing users at home with legitimate spa-status results.

The 3-in-1 Nanosteamer provides up to 30 minutes of silent steam time, in which charged ionic particles deeply penetrate the skin to unclog pores and clear up blackheads.

The device features three interchangeable settings to become a facial steamer, a towel warmer, or a humidifier. Plus, it comes with a bonus five-piece skin-instruments kit to remove impurities from the surface. It’s so good that even Madfes gives it her stamp of approval.



Portable Nano Facial Steamer



  • Available in 2 colors
  • TSA-approved


  • Need to hold the power button down to use

For just under $13, you’ll receive two mini facial steamers that won’t add extra bulk to your work and carry-on bags. These USB-rechargeable devices hold 20 ounces of water each and are available in two colors: pale pink and white.



Facial Steamer With Extendable Arm



  • Steams up to 45 minutes
  • Has a section for essential oils


  • Arm is relatively short

Spas typically use cumbersome facial steamers with an extendable arm because the esthetician can easily maneuver the steam’s airflow over the treatment area. You can achieve a similar effect at home with help from this compact and affordable device that boasts a 360-degree rotation.

To help enhance your spa-day vibes, you can also add your favorite essential oil to the steamer for a multisensory experience.


Heats up quickly

Facial Steamer



  • Super strong mist
  • Available in 3 colors


  • Steam only lasts up to 15 minutes

When you have limited time, a lengthy skincare regimen is tricky to stick with. Users appreciate this steamer’s super fast start-to-steam time; the device is ready to perform in less than a minute.

This facial steamer transforms water into a fine mist that gives pores a deep-clean while removing dirt, oil, and stubborn makeup. This creates a smooth canvas that’s more receptive to any toners, creams, and serums that you apply afterward. This one also comes with a five-piece blackhead extractor kit.


Spa day, all day

Facial Steamer Kit



  • Heats up in 20 seconds
  • Includes useful 7 accessories


  • Snapping on the removable lid can be difficult

Want to have a pro-grade spa day at home? Then this steamer is exactly what you need — it gives your skin plenty of pore-opening hydration to help extract and unclog, all in under 10 minutes. That gives you enough time to play around with your favorite face masks, which you can easily apply mess-free with the included mask brushes.

Plus, the included cat-inspired headband is too adorable to pass up!


Easy to use

Facial Steamer



  • Heats up in 20 seconds
  • Includes useful 7 accessories


  • Snapping on the removable lid can be difficult

Some of these facial steamers can look a little intimidating to use, but this one is goof-proof. It starts with just a single press of a button and alerts you when it’s fully heated and ready to steam.

It mists for 15 minutes and then automatically shuts off — no need to set your phone alarm before using.


On-the-go skin prep

Portable Facial Humidifier



  • Wireless and lasts up to 8 hours
  • Emits a soft glow at night


  • Uses a micro-USB charger

Want to pass some time while on a long trip? Then take the time to pamper yourself while you’re on the go!

This face humidifier is perfect for packing on your next getaway, and it runs a cooling mist on your face and hair that keeps your skin hydrated in the driest of climates. Plus, it can double as a gentle night light!


Best for skin and hair

Ion Facial Steamer and Hair Humidifier



  • Automatically turns off when water is low
  • Ceramic tech ensures the mist remains hot


  • Large size makes it harder to store

Pamper your skin and hair at the same time with this intensive steamer. It disperses ultra-gentle steam onto your pores, while the head attachment uses its steamy powers to give your scalp and hair much-needed hydration.

Pair with your favorite hair mask to give your strands a salon-worthy treatment!



Skincare Pro Facial Steamer



  • Steams your face in 9 minutes
  • Created by a dermatologist


  • Expensive

Designed with micro-steam technology, the Pro Facial Steamer from dermatologist Dr.【】Dennis Gross releases a mist that both hydrates and purifies your complexion in just 9 minutes.

This facial steamer is known for its ultra hydrating effects that open pores to prep them for all of your post-steaming needs — serums, extractions, microneedling — you name it!

Implement after exfoliating and before applying serum or moisturizer — it’s an extra step that’s worth taking once or twice a week to further enhance the effects of your skincare routine.


6-minute Miracle

Spa-Quality Nano-Ionic Facial Steamer



  • Warms up quickly
  • Sleek design


  • Slightly pricey

Enjoy spa-like facial sauna treatments in the comfort of your own home with this sleek facial steamer machine from Panasonic.

In just one 6-minute session, this facial steamer generates nano-sized steam particles to moisturize the skin and gently remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities.


2-in-1 Device

Face Maskerade DUET Facial Steamer and Mask Maker



  • Works in as little as 5 minutes
  • $17 cheaper on Walmart than buying DTC


  • Most expensive option

Trust us, this is no average facial steamer — it actually makes masks, too! After you’re done with your steaming session, give your skin some extra TLC with an organic face mask made from this nifty device.

This skincare hybrid creates spa-worthy gel masks in as little as six minutes from any fruit and vegetable liquids, making it an all-natural (and more sustainable) alternative to using disposable sheet masks.

Plus, this device is equipped with a tray that will shape your mask to perfectly fit your face so that you won’t need to readjust it all the time.


Includes Facial Cleansing Brush

Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna System



  • Seven timer settings and 30-minute auto shutdown
  • Includes battery-operated face scrubber and brush heads


  • Batteries not included

Conair’s facial steamer is gentle on your wallet and your complexion, soaking pores in a warm, cleansing mist that penetrates deep down into the skin to extract impurities.

Each purchase includes the brand’s facial-cleansing brush to buff away excess dirt and oils, revealing smooth, purified skin.

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