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At this point, you've probably heard that Preparation H (a hemorrhoid treatment) can be used to de-puff your eyes. According to Dr. Sobel, this is is an at-home treatment that you'll want to avoid.

"Years ago, Preparation H had live yeast cells as an ingredient, but it has been reformulated without it. It does contain Phenylephedrine HCL, which is used in nasal decongestants to constrict blood vessels - but there isn't enough of this ingredient to affect the under-the-eye area." Your mom may have sworn by it, but this is an at-home treatment that's more bunk than beauty.

Preparation H Cooling Gel, $7.29, available at Walgreens.

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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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