Back when I was a young, homely and impressionable teen, I followed nearly every piece of beauty advice I heard or read. Though I've heard some promising tricks that come in handy when I'm in a pickle - like using baby powder as dry shampoo, or toilet cover seats as oil blotting pads - I've become well acquainted (more so than I'd like to admit) with a few (usually unsolicited) "tricks" that are as misguided as they are imprudent.
Though it comes as no surprise that you shouldn't pick at your skin, skimp on the SPF or fall asleep in a full face of makeup, it doesn't take much more than a little common sense to know when you're being sold terrible advice. Because we know you're curious, we've rounded up some of the worst tips and tricks we've heard over the years.
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