Avoiding Beauty Myths in Teaching My Girl to Care for Her Skin {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on August 26, 2013 · 287 comments

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Avoiding Beauty Myths in Teaching Skin Care

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As my baby girl leaves her baby days behind and grows older, taking care of her skin has become an added part of her self-hygiene routine. I’ve begun to teach her how to wash her face properly using a face wash and that moisturizing is important for her skin. At nearly eight years of age, she’s already begun to sprout a few bumps and pimples on her face, which of course, has brought about a few questions.

Something I want to prevent is her head being filled with old wives tales or beauty myths. Growing up, I heard my fair share of them – from putting toothpaste on pimples to avoiding chocolate and caffeine – I have no clue if any of them were true or worked. So, I prefer that she care for her skin properly by washing and moisturizing daily and using SPF products when out in the sun for a long time. I also tell her not to pick at the bumps, something I had trouble doing when growing up.

One piece of beauty advice I was surprised about is that washing your face with hot water may actually be bad for your skin, something I wasn’t aware of since usually the advice is that it helps open your pores. According to Eucerin, “steam from hot water can help soften the skin to remove hardened dirt and oils, but hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils.” They suggest that you wash your face with lukewarm water instead and of course, moisturize after cleansing.

To help you get on track with taking care of your skin, you can receive a free sample of Eucerin Daily Protection SPF Moisturizing Lotion (face or body) by taking the Skin First pledge on their Facebook page. Plus, you can enter the giveaway below for a chance to win more Eucerin products!

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We want you to continue to care for your skin and keep it healthy, so thanks to Eucerin, we’ll be providing one of you with a prize pack (similar to the one pictured above), which includes a sampling of Eucerin products and a $125 Visa gift card! See giveaway details below.

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this giveaway for a Eucerin skin care gift pack and a $125 Visa gift card, simply leave a comment sharing a beauty myth you grew up hearing.

Extra entries (optional):

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All entries must be in by Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 72 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and fulfilled by giveaway sponsor and modernmami™.com is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.

Disclosure: As a participant in the Eucerin Skin First Network, I received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 Lee Reyes-Fournier August 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Para lucir hay que sufrir- that was my Mom’s constant mantra- to look good you had to suffer.

2 Eva Smith August 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Toothpaste on pimples myth! I fell for that too growing up.

3 Eva Smith August 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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4 Eva Smith August 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm
5 Carrie with Children August 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Toothpaste on zits was always one I heard growing up too! I tried it a few times as a teen, but it never worked for me.

6 Tracy August 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

A beauty myth I heard growing up was to brush your hair a hundred times before bed to make it shiny. If using the right type of brush, this does help to redistribute the oil from your scalp into the hair, but brushing your hair excessively/more than necessary isn’t good for it.

7 Carrie with Children August 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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8 Carrie with Children August 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm
9 melissa Resnick August 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm

hmm i seriously dont think i ever got one

10 Tracy August 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

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11 Cheryl F. August 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I grew up hearing that popping pimples would make them go away. Instead, it made them worse.

12 Cheryl F. August 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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14 Cheryl F. August 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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15 kathy August 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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17 kathy August 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm
18 kathy August 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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19 Monica August 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Put alcohol on you pimps to keep them bacteria free, myth! It dries your skin and promotes oil making them even worse

20 Monica August 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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22 Ann Fantom August 26, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The only beauty myth I can think of is that chocolate causes acne

23 Ann Fantom August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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24 Ann Fantom August 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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25 Katie K August 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

toothpaste on zits—- just messed up my pillow lol

26 Margaret Smith August 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I grew up thinking that chocolate causes pimples, but now I’m finding out through my son who has acne, that it’s not true. Stress does cause acne on him though.

27 Margaret Smith August 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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30 Johana Ramos August 26, 2013 at 4:52 pm

My mother told me that I should always wash my face with soft face soap and apply face cream daily using three fingers so it is applying a softer touch. Her tips have always stayed with me and I feel I have great skin for which people usually compliment. Now as a grown woman I have new tips of my own that I feel are great to know in order to keep that clean and soft skin looking fresh everyday.

31 Jen August 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Friends (not my mom) told me that my acne was caused by me being dirty. So I used to wash my face several times a day (like 4-5). That did nothing but dry it out and cause more problems. Esp because I didn’t use lotion because I thought that made my face dirty. True story.

32 Jen August 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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34 Susan Chester August 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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39 Angela Kinder August 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I always heard that skin was genetics: oily, dry, blotchy, pale. Since my mom has dry skin, I always thought I got my oily skin from my Dad. But now as I’m older, I realize that it isn’t true. You are responsible for your skin, no matter how oily or dry.

40 Christie August 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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41 Peter G August 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Age spots are simply a fact of getting older.

42 Mami2jcn August 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I always heard that if you had a darker complexion, you didn’t need sunscreen. Of course I know that’s false.

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45 robyn paris August 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

If you pull out a gray hair two grow in it’s place

46 Sara S August 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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47 LeAnn V August 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Crossing my legs will cause spider veins.

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49 Lee August 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Goodness, I lived with a sister who was a product of the 80’s and 10 years older than me, I’ve heard many! One of my favorites was that if you mixed eggs and mayo it would hydrate your skin. Basically it just smelled rancid!

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51 Mary Cloud August 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Eating chocolate causes acne

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53 nickie August 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

Toothpaste and pimples

54 Stephanie V. August 27, 2013 at 1:07 am

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57 Adrienne Gordon August 27, 2013 at 6:19 am

Putting witch hazel on anything was a cure all.

58 Cynthia C August 27, 2013 at 6:44 am

Everybody used to say that chocolate gave you acne.

59 Cynthia C August 27, 2013 at 6:47 am
60 Cynthia C August 27, 2013 at 6:48 am

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61 Tari Lawson August 27, 2013 at 7:08 am

If you get a base tan you can’t burn.

62 amy pugmire August 27, 2013 at 8:08 am

Shaving will make your hair grow back darker and thicker.

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65 amy pugmire August 27, 2013 at 8:10 am
66 Kim H August 27, 2013 at 8:13 am

I was told that moisturizer made my face greasy…ugh I waited so long to know that I really needed it

67 Vicki Wurgler August 27, 2013 at 8:39 am

my mother always said that crossing your legs when you sit will give you varicose veins.

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69 Maria J. August 27, 2013 at 9:37 am

One Crazy myth I’ve heard is that if you pull out a gray hair that 6 More Will Show Up in it’s place.

70 Maria J. August 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

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73 Tracie August 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

Lemon juice gets rid of freckles.

74 Barbara M August 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

Putting rubbing alcohol on your face to shrink your pores.
Now who would do that?
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78 Jessie C. August 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

Frequent face washing can eliminate acne

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82 Tamar August 27, 2013 at 11:58 am

I learned that you can rub a scar and it would minimize its appearance. Not so true!

83 Wendy Owen August 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

My tip was more on hair care. I have always had very long hair. Down to my knees. I tried the brushing it 100 strokes before bedtime, I actually think I heard that on the brady bunch or somewhere (My mom never gave beauty tips) it did not work. It only made my hair oily and then it required more washing and that was not an easy task.

84 Wendy Owen August 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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87 Elena August 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

the beauty myth I grew up with was to use aspirin on your face to treat acne and blackheads

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91 Jessica To August 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I always heard you could put rubbing alcohol on your face to dry up pimples.

92 Crystal F August 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

The one I heard all of them time was the chocolate and acne one. I wasn’t told anything about hygiene growing up. thank you!

93 Crystal F August 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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94 Crystal F August 27, 2013 at 6:04 pm
95 Denise S August 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

My mother told me my teenage acne was because I didn’t wash my face when she told me to when I was six years old.

96 Suzanne K August 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I always heard the hot water to open pores as well

97 Diane baum August 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I was told that if you brushed your hair too much-it would fall out

98 Geoff K August 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I remember my sister telling me that toothpaste was a cure for acne, so for years I put fresh mint Colgate on my face before giving up on that myth!

99 Geoff K August 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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102 Jennifer V August 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Lemon juice will lighten freckles.

103 Melanie Edwards September 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

Congratulations! You won! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I’ve never heard of that myth, but it’s up there with others I’ve heard for lightening skin, etc.

104 Jennifer V August 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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105 Jennifer V August 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm
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107 Nicole Vosburgh August 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

A beauty myth would be that chocolate and candy causes tons of acne.

108 Nicole Vosburgh August 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm
109 janna johnson August 28, 2013 at 3:11 am

hair grows back thicker when shaved

110 Eileen Burke August 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

The only one I remember was that if you are making a funny face and someone comes up and slaps you on the back your face will freeze that way.

111 Eileen Burke August 28, 2013 at 10:39 am
112 Eileen Burke August 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

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113 amy pugmire August 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm
114 Amanda Hoffman August 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm

i heard you only can get sun burnt if its hot outside

115 Amanda Hoffman August 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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116 Christina Sparks August 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm

That chocolate gives you pimples.

117 Danielle August 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

My mom always told me that sugar caused acne.

118 Danielle August 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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119 Natalie J Vandenberghe August 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm

This isn’t exactly a beauty myth…but I remember being told not to make an ugly face–because my face might freeze like that (or a bird might poop on my lip if it was out pouting!) Thanks for the giveaway.

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123 mickeyfan August 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm

It’s perfectly safe to enhance your tan by slathering yourself with baby oil!

124 Tracy L Davis August 28, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Use eggs whites to condition your hair.

125 courtney b August 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

eat lots of carrots and it will make you prettier! lol my mom taught me that…

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127 courtney b August 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm
128 rich morris August 29, 2013 at 12:13 am

I heard that shaving makes the hair brow back thicker & darker

129 rich morris August 29, 2013 at 12:13 am
130 rich morris August 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

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131 Penny Snyder August 29, 2013 at 7:34 am

That chocolate would give me blemishes!!~

132 Monique Rizzo August 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm

That sweets cause acne.
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133 Cheryl August 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Hmm, my family was full of old wives’ tales, but I can’t remember any beauty ones. They must not have been into beauty.

134 Cheryl August 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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136 Susan Christy August 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Lemon juice would lighten my freckles.

137 dani marie August 30, 2013 at 4:38 am

toothpaste on pimples i think.

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139 Deb C August 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

I heard the common one about brushing your hair 100 times to make it shine. Bah, it makes you lose hair.

140 Deb C August 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

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142 Mary Calabrese August 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

Don’t cross your eyes. They’ll stay that way.

143 Madeline August 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

Not sure if it’s a myth but: using your ring finger to put on makeup around your eyes so you don’t tug the skin.

144 Madeline August 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

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145 Madeline August 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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147 Jill Myrick August 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I was told that you should never wash your face with anything that contains soap.
To only use cold cream. Which in turn gave me horrible acne as a teen.

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148 Jill Myrick August 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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149 Jill Myrick August 30, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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151 Paula Tavernie August 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I was always told Soda gives you zits!

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153 Lisa August 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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156 Daniel M August 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm

just the too many sweets causes zits

157 Jamie C. August 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm

One of the beauty myths that I’ve heard growing up is that if you have oily skin you don’t need to wear moisturizer.

158 Jamie C. August 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

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159 ky2here August 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Washing your hair more than 2X a month strips it of it’s luster and shine. (Can you imagine)?

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164 joseph gersch jr August 31, 2013 at 4:49 am

A myth is eat all the non fat food you can and still lose weight

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167 Lisa Brown August 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

Myth: Shaving will make your hair grow back darker and thicker.
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171 Lisa Brown August 31, 2013 at 9:01 am

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172 Kimberly Hilbert August 31, 2013 at 11:34 am

Lemon juice would lighten freckles. It never did in my case.

173 Kimberly Hilbert August 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

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174 Kimberly Hilbert August 31, 2013 at 11:36 am
175 Kyl Neusch August 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Toothpaste on zits

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177 Brittney House August 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Too much sun wont harm your skin if you wear sunscreen.

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179 Jennifer Reed August 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm

One beauty myth I grew up hearing that was not true was that you will eventually outgrow acne.

180 Carolyn G August 31, 2013 at 6:14 pm

The more the product cost, the better it is. Not true.

181 Carolyn G August 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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183 Jennifer J August 31, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Cutting your hair makes it grow faster.

184 AmyBond August 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Wow, I was thinking hard trying to remember one and laughed at what came to me! I remember being told that if I curled my hair tight enough with a curling iron that it was the same thing as a perm and wouldn’t come out LOL Of course it didn’t work, just dried my hair out really bad!

185 AmyBond August 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm

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188 SuZ August 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

That always having a base line tan is not harmful.

189 SuZ August 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm

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190 Ellie W August 31, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I grew up being told to wash my hair every day.
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193 Ellie W August 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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194 Emily August 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm

The main one I remember was brushing your hair 100 brush strokes a night.

195 Stephanie Larison August 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I was always told don’t wear a hat too often, it’ll make your hair thin out.

196 Deb S August 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I didn’t really hear any myths growing up that I can remember.

197 Susan Smith August 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I was always told that pizza and French fries causes acne

198 Susan Smith August 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm
199 Susan Smith August 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm

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201 Lisa Garner August 31, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I grew up hearing that eating chocolate would give me acne.
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205 Lorena Keech August 31, 2013 at 10:56 pm

To change shampoo every month to six weeks, because of build up.

206 Julie Goetz September 1, 2013 at 3:41 am

Shaving will make your hair grow back darker and thicker.

207 Julie Goetz September 1, 2013 at 3:43 am

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208 Shannon September 1, 2013 at 5:27 am

the first one I thought of is foods that cause acne

209 Shannon September 1, 2013 at 5:29 am

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211 Erica C. September 1, 2013 at 10:04 am

I heard to put vaseline on your face while you sleep…yuck.

212 Jeanette H. September 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

I agree with the toothpaste on pimples myth…false!

213 Francine Anchondo September 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I seriously cant remember hearing any beauty myths. The only thing dont put baby oil to tan if your light skinned because you will burn easy. I did that when i was younger when I didnt know better lol

214 Sharon September 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I always heard not eating fried foods would help acne too. Didn’t make a bit of difference with my oily skin when I was a teen! I’m thankful now that I’m older for my then oily skin, I have less wrinkles! 🙂

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221 Amanda Sakovitz September 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

dont frown you’ll get wrinkles

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225 jules m. September 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm

if you pull out a gray hair, 8 more will grow in its place.. haha not true, but the one that grows back will be more noticeable cause it will be a short little hair sticking straight up

226 Robin September 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

You get pimples/acne from eating fast food.

227 Robin September 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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228 Robin September 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm
229 Mya Murphy September 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm

That chocolate causes acne, is all I can think of…

230 Mya Murphy September 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm
231 Mya Murphy September 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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232 Mya Murphy September 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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233 JoAnn F. September 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I have heard that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker. Not true !!
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234 JoAnn F. September 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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235 JoAnn F. September 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm
236 JoAnn F. September 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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237 tamara serrao September 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I think the one that really sticks out in my head, is to make sure you put plenty of cocoa butter on your belly when you are pregnant, do this every day, then you wont get stretch marks. !!!

238 Karen M September 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Chocolate causes breakouts was the myth I always heard. Thanks

239 Karen M September 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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240 Karen M September 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm
241 sarah September 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I believed that eating greasy/oil foods made you get zits. A stomach ache, sure, but zits, not so true.

242 sarah September 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

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243 sarah September 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm
244 angela cisco September 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

That shaving make hair grow back faster.

245 angela cisco September 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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246 angela cisco September 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm
247 latanya September 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

That toothpaste on a pimple will help it go away

248 latanya September 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm
249 susan smoaks September 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

i grew up hearing that you should pop pimples to get the poison out which is not true!

250 susan smoaks September 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm

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251 susan smoaks September 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm
252 susan smoaks September 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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253 Richard Hicks September 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I was told that spicy foods would make me break out in acne

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254 Richard Hicks September 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

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255 Richard Hicks September 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm
256 Richard Hicks September 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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257 Mihaela D. September 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

that if you wear a hat too much you will go bald

258 Gaye M September 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I had friends tell me that you needed to rotate your shampoo brand or eventually it would stop working. Not true (unless you color or perm your hair and may need to switch to a different formula).

259 Gaye M September 1, 2013 at 6:33 pm
260 jules m. September 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm
261 jules m. September 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

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262 Vikki Billings September 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I am a Twitter follower (@VikkiBillings)

263 Vikki Billings September 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm
264 Vikki Billings September 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

My grandmother use to tell me to use Witch Hazel to help my complexion and really all it does it dry your skin out and that is not good.

265 Vikki Billings September 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm

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266 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I heard to put Toothpaste on zits, I don’t think it works.

267 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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268 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 8:16 pm
269 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I am already a email subscriber as rounder9834 @yahoo.com

270 jeannine s September 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

you don;t need sunscreen on cloudy days

271 Christina Z September 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

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272 Christina Z September 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm
273 Christina Z September 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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274 Brian E. September 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…myth that diet (i.e. greasy foods, chocolate, salt,etc.) is the cause of acne.

275 Brian E. September 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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276 Brian E. September 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm

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277 Breanne September 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Chocolate causes acne

278 Breanne September 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

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279 Sand September 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm

I remember hearing at school that toothpaste helps to shrink a pimple. It doesn’t!

280 Roxann September 1, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I remember hearing that french fries cause acne.

281 Roxann September 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

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282 Roxann September 1, 2013 at 11:18 pm

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283 Roxann September 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm
284 Beverly Metcalf September 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I’m following you on twitter. (brmetcalf) Thanks for this contest.

285 spirit_kim September 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm

It is cloudy so, your skin is fine. I do believe that is not true.

286 Connie Tucker September 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Frowning causes more wrinkles than smiling

287 Connie Tucker September 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

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