Baby Powder, Shaving Cream and a Nail File… Beauty Hacks or Wacks?

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The Doctors talk about beauty tips they’ve come across on the internet and share if they are “hacks” or “wacks”. The first claim is that baby powder on your eyelashes makes them look longer and thicker.

The Doctors all feel it’s too risky because you could get baby powder in your eyes and irritate them! OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry adds that it won’t even look good because it will result in lumpy lashes. This was voted “wack!”

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Then, shaving cream to wash your face? Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says that he actually used shaving cream to remove stubborn Halloween make-up and it worked! He even uses it in the shower as a soap sometimes and thinks it leaves his skin feeling good.

Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says that yes, it is formulated for use on the face and the ingredient in it called surfactant makes it lather which is why it is good to take off resistant makeup. However, the chemicals in it are “horrible” and it is not meant for around the eyes ever. Dr. Batra says you could do this every once in a while, but as a replacement for face wash, this is a “wack”!

Can you sharpen tweezers with a nail file? Finally, a “hack”! Dr. Ordon says the answer to this is a “resounding yes!” He only advises that if you have very expensive tweezers that are higher end, you may want to have them sharpened professionally.