SOURCE: Skinstore

October 18, 2010 08:30 ET

Skincare-News Reveals the Truth Behind 5 Common Skincare Remedies

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Certain skin care treatments have withstood the test of time and are passed down from generations, but that doesn't guarantee that they're actually effective. Unfortunately, that's the case with the five supposed skin care solutions outlined in's latest article, "5 Common Skin Care Remedies Revealed." Learn why these solutions aren't successful -- and can even damage skin!

1. Toothpaste helps to heal blemishes.
Remedy revealed:
Rather than helping to dry out blemishes, it actually does the opposite. Toothpaste can lead to more breakouts and even scar the skin, according to experts. Today, toothpastes are especially irritating because of their whitening and bleaching ingredients.

2. Vaseline prevents wrinkles.
Remedy revealed:
Vaseline doesn't protect the skin from premature aging. However, it can help smooth out lines by moisturizing and softening skin. The downside to using petroleum jelly, though, is that it can lead to breakouts because it's so greasy.

See the complete list of facts about five common skin care remedies at consistently covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

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