She outlived crazy beauty trends like shaved eyebrows and fake beauty marks; now, she's passing her knowledge on to you. Can you trust Grandma's beauty advice? Chances are, you have similar features, skin tones, and even eye color. What trustworthy, generational tips could she offer a modern woman like you? You might be surprised!
"This is kind of a weird beauty tip, but all the women in my family do it. We sleep on satin pillowcases, so our skin doesn't wrinkle up. It must work because my grandmother hardly has any wrinkles!" - Sheila Case, Pensacola, Fla.
"Soak once a week in Epsom salts. She says it keeps you from getting boils and relaxes your muscles. I don't have boils, but it does help me relax after a long bike ride." - Dina Kay Lewis, Mobile, Ala.
"My grandma always used cold cream to take off her makeup. For years, I thought that was 'old fashioned' thinking, but as it turns out, it doesn't dry me out. Love the cold cream!" - Monica Howell, Flomaton, Ala.
"Wear pink lipstick for everything. She says it keeps you looking young." - Star Wiggins, Leakesville, Miss.
"My grandmother likes washing her hair with tea for extra shine. She pours half on her head and drinks the other half. I like that beauty tip!" - Stella Cook, Memphis, Tenn.
"Dab my oily skin with grapefruit juice; it's supposed to make it tighter. I like the way it makes my skin feel, but I always rinse it afterwards." - Gina Parker, Wetumpka, Ala.
"When I was little, mosquitoes bit me every day during the summer. My grandma's beauty secret for treating those weals was tossing oatmeal into my bathwater. I've never forgotten that." - Karen Broadus, Lucedale, Miss.
"Spray your face (but not your eyes--ouch) with apple cider vinegar. It stops some of the oiliness and keeps you from breaking out as much. She's a smart lady, because it works for me!" - Priscilla Teague, Jacksonville, Fla.
"Always, always wear lipstick. No matter what the occasion or time of day. I can't even remember my grandmother without her lipstick on." - Helen King, Satsuma, Ala.
"Don't wash your hair every day. She says it makes it fall out faster." - Tina Jackson, Little Rock, Ark.