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!

Eucerin Skin Care Products

Eucerin Skin Care Giveaway

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):

Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

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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.

Top photo: Shawn Campbell/Flickr

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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.

Margaret Smith August 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Margaret Smith August 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Margaret Smith August 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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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.

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.

Jen August 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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Susan Chester August 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I always heard that shaving makes hair grow back thicker. I now know this isn’t true.

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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.

Christie August 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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Peter G August 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Age spots are simply a fact of getting older.

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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I follow you on twitter.

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robyn paris August 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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

Sara S August 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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LeAnn V August 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Crossing my legs will cause spider veins.

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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!


Lee August 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

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