Truth or Tale: Old Wives’ Tales Put to the Test!

Mom is always full of tips to keep you safe, happy and healthy – and many of her recommendations have been passed down for generations. But some of these health adages are nothing more than urban legends. Dr. Oz put the most common old wives’ tales under the microscope to find out if they’re fact or fiction. From stress causing graying hair to not swimming after you eat to the link between spicy foods and ulcers and more – learn the truth about the advice you’ve grown up with!

Chocolate and Acne

Many people mistakenly believe that breakouts are caused by chocolate treats or greasy foods. In actuality, pimples aren’t caused by diet, stress or even dirty skin. Acne is triggered by hormonal changes (most common in puberty and pregnancy), hereditary factors or certain types of makeup. The good news is that you can enjoy your dessert without worrying about your face! Limit your serving to 1 ounce of dark chocolate per day, which is high in antioxidants and good for your skin.

Want to know how to look marvelous without splurging so much? Dr. Oz invites three beauty experts to share the smartest ways to save money while looking fabulous starting from your hair and makeup tools to the beauty products you use.