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10 Beauty Myths Your Grandma Told You

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We\u2019ve teamed up with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to debunk ten myths you might have heard from your grandmother that are worth contesting \u2014 just don\u2019t tell her ;).

We’ve teamed up with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to debunk ten myths you might have heard from your grandmother that are worth contesting — just don’t tell her ;).

1. Pumping your mascara makes it work better. Actually, by pumping the brush into the tube, you\u2019re putting air bubbles into the mascara which will make it dry out and clump faster.

1. Pumping your mascara makes it work better. Actually, by pumping the brush into the tube, you’re putting air bubbles into the mascara which will make it dry out and clump faster.

2. Let wounds breathe. Uncovered cuts scab making a barrier between healthy skin cells & slowing healing. Cover \u2018em up with Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! to speed up the healing process.

2. Let wounds breathe. Uncovered cuts scab making a barrier between healthy skin cells & slowing healing. Cover ‘em up with Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! to speed up the healing process.

3. A base tan will prevent you from getting a sunburn. Bottom line: You can get sunburned anytime you expose unprotected skin to sunlight \u2014 even when it\u2019s cloudy outside.

3. A base tan will prevent you from getting a sunburn. Bottom line: You can get sunburned anytime you expose unprotected skin to sunlight — even when it’s cloudy outside.

4. Once your powder compacts shatter, they\u2019re done for. Wrong! Simply crush up the entire pan of makeup, add a bit of rubbing alcohol until it\u2019s absorbed. Press down to make it whole and let it set.

4. Once your powder compacts shatter, they’re done for. Wrong! Simply crush up the entire pan of makeup, add a bit of rubbing alcohol until it’s absorbed. Press down to make it whole and let it set.

5. Avoid oil-based products if you have oily skin. Nope! Oil attracts oil, so if you use a cleansing oil to wash your face, it\u2019ll work to balance out oily skin.

5. Avoid oil-based products if you have oily skin. Nope! Oil attracts oil, so if you use a cleansing oil to wash your face, it’ll work to balance out oily skin.

6. Toothpaste can help shrink zits. While this is an old school beauty hack, the ingredients in some toothpastes aren\u2019t necessarily beneficial for your skin. You\u2019re better off leaving the zit alone.

6. Toothpaste can help shrink zits. While this is an old school beauty hack, the ingredients in some toothpastes aren’t necessarily beneficial for your skin. You’re better off leaving the zit alone.

7. Shampoo will stop working if you don\u2019t switch it up. This is *so* not true. Shampoo cleanses your hair \u2014 period \u2014 and won\u2019t stop working just because you\u2019ve been using the same formula for a while.

7. Shampoo will stop working if you don’t switch it up. This is *so* not true. Shampoo cleanses your hair — period — and won’t stop working just because you’ve been using the same formula for a while.

9. If you eat too many sweets, you will break out. This just straight up isn\u2019t true.  There\u2019s not one specific type of food that can cause you to break out.

9. If you eat too many sweets, you will break out. This just straight up isn’t true. There’s not one specific type of food that can cause you to break out.

10. You should always match your foundation on your neck.  While most people color match their foundation to their neck, it\u2019s really best to find the closest match on the inside of your wrist.

10. You should always match your foundation on your neck. While most people color match their foundation to their neck, it’s really best to find the closest match on the inside of your wrist.

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