9 Beauty Tips to Try from Your Grandmother's Generation ...


9 Beauty Tips to Try from Your Grandmother's Generation ...
9 Beauty Tips to Try from Your Grandmother's Generation ...

Your grandmother was right about so many things, and she always has the best advice. Sure, some of her beauty tips seem weird, but hey, they really work! Here are a few of my glam-ma's beauty tips that really do work wonders.

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Olive Oil Moisturizer

My grandmother swears by olive oil for keeping skin looking young, and also for treating facial cuts and scrapes (and for chapped lips). I've tried it, and she's right! I also use a little on the ends of my hair in winter to tame fly-aways.


Baking Soda Toothpaste

My grandmother keeps a box of baking soda in her medicine cabinet, and she uses it as toothpaste to keep her teeth white and her breath fresh. It tastes terrible - truly, it's nasty - but wow does it work!


Root Veggies for Your Face?

This one is so weird, but Gigi says it's true: if you rub a raw turnip or potato on your face every morning, and then again every night before bed, it'll clear up acne and remove spots. It's awkward, but it really does work!


Skip the Straw

My grandmother has always refused to drink from a straw. I thought it was just an odd preference, but nope - she says it's to keep wrinkles from forming around her mouth. Beauty experts agree with her, too, so from now on, no straws for me either!


Ladies Don't Smoke

Long before doctors discovered the havoc cigarettes wreak on our bodies, ladies knew it was bad for your beauty too. The smell? Disgusting! It also causes wrinkles and discolors your skin and teeth.


Get Your Beauty Sleep (on Your Back)

This is another one that just sounds so weird - sleeping on your back is better for your skin. Add to that the recommended 8 hours of beauty sleep, and you're gorgeous in the morning, darling!


Red Lippie

My grandmother is 91 and she still rocks the red lippie. The key, she says, is choosing one in the hue that's right for you... and when you swipe it on, you'll always feel put together. She's right!


Pond's Cold Cream

Gigi has always, always used Pond's Cold Cream every night to remove her makeup. I mean, there's a reason it's been around forever - it works!



Okay, so this might cause a few more wrinkles (Gigi calls them "laugh lines") but there's nothing you can wear that will make you look prettier than a smile. Thanks, Gigi!

So what words of beauty advice has your grandmother given you? Do they work? Do tell!

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also ladies can smoke

Great article. I enjoyed reading it.

Also, if you are acne prone, using olive oil on your face can worsen it. Jojoba oil is much better, its the closest thing to the skins natural sebum and it won't clog pores like olive oil does. Same with ponds cream. If you are acne prone or your skin is sensitive, it will make it worse. The potatoe thing isn't the potatoe, its the action of getting the blood flow to your face. Massaging it brings the blood to the face, causing acne to heal quicker. Using potatoes without cooking them can bring on bacterial acne. Use your clean fingers or buy a facial massager. Potatoes have tons of bacteria that you can't get rid of without cooking them.

You use ponds by taking a good amount out and put it all over your face and then use a cleanex and take it off. It is best to take your eye makeup off. I use vasalean and then I use a wet cleaning cloth and take it all of with that

Don't use baking soda on your teeth! It literally scrubs off your enamel. You can't get that back. You are damaging and making your teeth so vulnerable to cavities, sensitivity, staining, etc. Use TOOTHPASTE not an abrasive scrub that'll do nothing but damage.

And it traps bacteria in if you apply it over any, and it's hard to make sure it's all off without completely drenching the skin in antibacterial cream or alcohol.

Baking soda toothpaste might be ok before you actually brush, but the plaque is disturbed by the action of manual brushing - the main reason for toothpaste is to apply a strengthening agent (fluoride) to the teeth, so baking soda toothpaste may be cosmetically good, but it's not doing any good for your teeth

Also just a quick Google "Mineral Oil, Water, Ceresin, Beeswax, Triethanolamine, Behenic Acid, Fragrance, Ceteth 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben." The ingredients are very comedogenic. Mineral oil is like the main reason people break out from cheap moisturizers. Beeswax clogs pores causes allergic reactions etc. Not face friendly.

All of these tips works I swear by the ponds cream its s great makeup remover and also a good cream to put on your face at nightI am 61 yrs old been using it since I was 13

My grandmother always used oil of Olay the original pink one...and I swear that she never looked her age and another secret she used petroleum jelly to take off her makeup off.....and another one is Nivea

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