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.

  1. Follow @modernmami on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following (1 time only): Share a beauty myth & enter to win @EucerinUS gift pack + $125 gc from @modernmami! http://bit.ly/12ETtgk #giveaway #SkinFirst #modernmami
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  4. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing the details of this giveaway. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

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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