New Jersey Housewife Caroline Manzo's Face-Shaving Secret

Julie Clark Robinson on 18 May 2011 at 5:00pm

As Bravo’s third season of antics by arguably the most outrageous collection of housewives started this week, women everywhere are bracing themselves for a more adult version of bad Jersey girl behavior.  While Teresa Guidice and Jacqueline Laurita always provide their share of note/cringe worthy moments, its matriarch Caroline Manzo and her “thick as thieves” pride that has captured this blogger’s attention.

You know which one is Caroline, right? She is the red-headed woman who shaves her face in the shower every morning.  She has openly shared her own particular beauty secret on several occasions claiming that shaving is a great way to exfoliate. We can’t argue that the 49 year-old does indeed have lovely skin.  There are definite advantages to exfoliating often, especially as we age.

Long Island Dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf says, “Exfoliation is a natural process that is normally performed by enzymes naturally found in the skin. Unfortunately, as we age our skin loses the hydration needed to activate these exfoliating enzymes. That explains why a five-year-old child doesn’t require exfoliators and moisturizers, but someone in their 30's does.”

Caroline Manzo takes Flintstones vitaminsUpon doing some digging, we found that Caroline has yet another quirky beauty secret: Flintstone vitamins.  As in, yabba dabba do take one every morning, preferably in chewable form.

What?  The mother of three grown children lost over 20 pounds last year, mostly by following common sense rules of eating.  While her husband Albert had lap band surgery, Carolyn chose to do things like eat her pasta early in the day, replace sodas with water and eat smaller portions.  She told a reporter that she started taking one Flintstone chewable once daily after her husband’s doctor directed him to take one.  “Apparently, they’re the best nutrients,” Manzo chuckled. 

Whattya say we kick off a new drinking game this season?  Every time a housewife says something nasty behind someone’s back we all pop a chewable?  We’ve got some catching up to do.

Would you start shaving your face to exfoliate? Does this weird you out?