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What's Your Irrational Beauty Tip?

What's Your Irrational Beauty Tip?

A few years ago, I successfully (and inadvertently) cultivated a fertile field of acne on my chin. It was completely out of control; I'd go to bed, then wake up with five or six new spots on my chin. Over-the-counter creams did nothing, and Retin-A Micro made my skin flaky and red. With no real evidence to back it up, I decided that my body was somehow trying to get rid of random toxins, hence the breakouts. "I've got to let my skin breathe," I thought. "And antiperspirant keeps you from sweating, and it blocks pores, so maybe all of the crap that is supposed to go out when I sweat is somehow turning into pimples."

On the, er, face of things, this makes no sense whatsoever. It's highly illogical. Yet... within a few weeks, my chin started to clear up. (What's more, as it turns out, I don't sweat any more with plain ol' deodorant anyway.) Even though I know this "solution" is probably all in my head, I've sworn off anti-perspirant for good. What about you — any irrational beauty tips that you swear by?

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candy-rain candy-rain 7 years
Vitamin E OIL on a pimple! Sounds completely illogical, but it works! Dab a little bit onto a blemish, and it will almost disappear overnight.
skinny-latte skinny-latte 7 years
Oh not sure if this is irrational or not. But once I stopped touching my face with my fingers, it GREATLY reduced my acne. I now use the back of my had to touch an "itch".
skinny-latte skinny-latte 7 years
That's weird about the dairy and acne. I've recently been drinking more milk, and my skin went from perfect to pumps on my forehead and nose. I'm going to completely cut out dairy and I'll see what happens !! Thank girls
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
6 aspirin, some water, spread on face, let dry, wash off like its a scrub. The acid kills all the bacteria on my face
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
6 aspirin, some water, spread on face, let dry, wash off like its a scrub. The acid kills all the bacteria on my face
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Hmmm after I squeeze a blemish, I wash my face, dab on hydorgen peroxide where the blemish is and use my blow dryer to dry it out. It works pretty often.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
Noellec,I totally am careful with sun, I only do that at night and at home.;) No way could I do that outside, my skin's too dry!
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
Noellec, I totally am careful with sun, I only do that at night and at home. ;) No way could I do that outside, my skin's too dry!
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 7 years
My irrational is that if I have a breakout on my Chin, I put my medicated chapstick in the breakout. I feel the medication will kill the bacteria.
desodaro desodaro 7 years
to the one who said moisturizer is counterintuitive to oily skin, not really, if you think about, the reason you produce oil is to lubricate your skin so if you keep it lubricated you will not produce as much oil. it makes perfect sense, more people should realize this as many oily skinned people fear moisturizer when they shouldn't.
gbychan gbychan 7 years
I'm wondering if you were having some sort of logical reaction to the deodorant...one that was causing you to break out on your face.
sldc sldc 7 years
I was born allergic to dairy (super rare), but over the years it has become cyclically bearable/dormant with mostly lactose intolerance rearing its head. I have never once noticed acne associated with any moderate dairy consumption. I pop in benadryl whenever a food irritates me, along with the lactaid stuff if it is dairy. However, almost all dairy I consume (albeit in small doses) is organic or at least "hormone free."Now, eating wheat does seem to awake acne in me.I also believe sex helps make me prettier.
sldc sldc 7 years
I was born allergic to dairy (super rare), but over the years it has become cyclically bearable/dormant with mostly lactose intolerance rearing its head. I have never once noticed acne associated with any moderate dairy consumption. I pop in benadryl whenever a food irritates me, along with the lactaid stuff if it is dairy. However, almost all dairy I consume (albeit in small doses) is organic or at least "hormone free." Now, eating wheat does seem to awake acne in me. I also believe sex helps make me prettier.
noellec87 noellec87 7 years
shadowdamage -- you have to be careful because lemon juice in the sun can cause sun damage too. I used to bar tend outside during the summer and I ended up with sun spots on my hands from cutting lemons.
svenska svenska 7 years
I've noticed that coffee and caffeine in general makes me break-out like crazy - so I do try to not drink it as much as possible or just stick to herbal teas and/or decaf and my skin usually clears up right away.Also if I do get a sunburn (anytime I try a physical sunblock like zinc oxide I burn, not matter how high an SPF) instead of putting aloe or cocoa butter on it I put sunscreen on it at night to treat it. Don't know why, but it seems to work.
svenska svenska 7 years
I've noticed that coffee and caffeine in general makes me break-out like crazy - so I do try to not drink it as much as possible or just stick to herbal teas and/or decaf and my skin usually clears up right away. Also if I do get a sunburn (anytime I try a physical sunblock like zinc oxide I burn, not matter how high an SPF) instead of putting aloe or cocoa butter on it I put sunscreen on it at night to treat it. Don't know why, but it seems to work.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I guess mine is anytime I cut a lemon, I rub a slice of it on my forehead. I have a spot of sundamage there and I don't want to use hydroquinone. I hear lemon works but very slowly, over time.Does that make me a lemonhead? :P
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I guess mine is anytime I cut a lemon, I rub a slice of it on my forehead. I have a spot of sundamage there and I don't want to use hydroquinone. I hear lemon works but very slowly, over time. Does that make me a lemonhead? :P
luluroller luluroller 7 years
Bella is totally right about the antiperspirant. I used to sweat so much and was convinced I was a freak. Someone recommended I stop using antiperspirant to cut back on my sweating and it worked! I still use a deodorant, but I'll never put antiperspirant on my skin again.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Yeah, I can't give up my deodorant. BEEEE OHHHH.I try SO hard to not touch my face. Even though bacteria's everywhere!
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 7 years
Yeah, I can't give up my deodorant. BEEEE OHHHH. I try SO hard to not touch my face. Even though bacteria's everywhere!
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Ive been off antip's for a while now too. I just use the natural spray stuff. Interesting theory! I wish I could think of one to add :(
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
I don't know if this counts, but I cannot do my makeup in front of a dirty mirror - seriously, like I physically can't, but maybe that's just me being wierd and having OCD (which I totally do)...
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
I sometimes use toothpaste on zits (it really dries them up..and keeps your skin minty fresh!)And deodorant on bug bites... the only thing I know of that works!
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
I sometimes use toothpaste on zits (it really dries them up..and keeps your skin minty fresh!) And deodorant on bug bites... the only thing I know of that works!
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