Most of us learned many beauty tips from our mothers and grandmothers. Some of these tips fell into the old wives’ tales category. Moms know what they are talking about, though, so we should learn to listen. The following are a few of the best beauty tips derived from old wives’ tales that actually work:
Try An Oatmeal Face Mask:
Oatmeal is for more than eating on a cool winter morning. It is said that an oatmeal honey mixture makes an excellent face mask. It is made by mixing oatmeal, honey and a little water to make the paste. Then, the paste is applied to a clean face and left on for up to 15 minutes. When removed, the skin is nice and soft thanks to the oatmeal’s exfoliating properties.
Use Cucumbers to Cure Puffy Eyes:
The ingredients for many products that reduce eye puffiness include extracts chemically related to cucumbers. In other words, putting cold cucumbers on the eyes to reduce puffiness around the eye is medically sound.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:
Open pores are best to get moisturizer to soak into the skin. To open the pores, apply a hot washcloth to the face for a few minutes. The heat opens the pores and allows the skin to absorb the moisturizer. By the way, even if you feel you are moisturizing enough, go ahead and do it a little more. The skin needs moisture to look its best. Also, drink lots of water to keep the skin moisturized from the inside out.
Use Toothpaste to Fight Pimples:
Toothpaste works to dry up the oil within a pimple, and it fights infection due to its antibacterial properties. Therefore, when dealing with a particularly oily pimple, try some toothpaste on the spot overnight and see if it doesn’t help dry it up.
There are so many wives’ tales floating around about beauty. Some of them work, and some of them don’t. However, the tips listed above are a few of the ones that are worth trying due to the fact that they have been proven effective.