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Say that for New Year's, you chased a few too many drinks with some salty diner food (we won't tell). It was totally worth it - except for the puffy skin you woke up with the next day. The next time this happens, Sobel recommends trying an egg white mask: "Egg whites can have a drying, tightening effect on the skin. They also provide some exfoliating properties."

To avoid over-drying the skin, follow the egg white mask with a moisturizer - and avoid it altogether if you're breakout-prone, as Dr. Sobel claims that egg whites can exacerbate breakouts.

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Legend or Legit? the Real Scoop on Some Classic Beauty Treatments

February 7, 2013

By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
As much as we love trying all of the new products and potions that come our way, sometimes we like to go classic with homemade beauty treatments, whether as a natural fix for our finicky skin or as a break for our wallet. Fancy treatments for hair, skin and nails are undoubtedly luxurious, but as our mamas taught us, sometimes the best beauty fixes can be found in your medicine cabinet - or even in your kitchen.

These beauty fixes are classics, but to investigate whether the treatments that go on your face are, you know, safe, we reached out to Dr. Howard Sobel, a dermatologist in New York City, who gave us the scoop. Click through to get the 411 on these unexpected hair, skin and nail solutions, and find out if it's really worth it to ditch your trusty Kiehl's for an egg white mask.

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