You have two hours before a big night and you notice a huge pimple on your face. What do you do? If your first instinct is to rummage through your medicine cabinet in search of a quick fix, you're not alone. According to Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, consulting dermatologist for L'Oreal Paris, the DIY response to a skin state-of-emergency is quite common.
"Late at night, patients may Google 'What to do with a pimple,' or start picking and squeezing and experimenting with potions when the derm office is closed," she says. But are any of these unorthodox remedies really working to solve your beauty qualms? Here, Dr. Gerstner gives us the verdict.
Monistat 7 for Hair Growth
We're not sure how one discovers that yeast infection cream could help hair growth, but this eyebrow-raising trick has gotten a bit of buzz online. Some people claim to have added a half-inch of length by dousing their scalps with a mixture of Monistat 7 and various hair oils. The theory? The anti-fungal agent