13 Beauty Myths Busted ...

Jennifer

13 Beauty Myths Busted ...
13 Beauty Myths Busted ...

Is it true that brushing your hair 100 times before bed gives you stronger, more beautiful hair? Or that dry skin causes wrinkles? With so many beauty myths out there, it’s hard to know fact from fiction. I can help bust those beauty myths right now!

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1

Brush Your Hair with 100 Strokes before Bed for Shiny, Healthy Hair

False! You should only brush your hair as much as you need to in order to get rid of tangles. Over-brushing can over-dry your hair, and give it static.

2

Dry Skin Will Give You Wrinkles

False! Dry skin will only give you… dry skin. Wrinkles are caused by a lot of things but dry skin is not one of them.

3

Shaving Will Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker, Quicker

False! Shaving your legsor any other body part for that matter will not make your hair grow back any thicker or darker. When you shave, you’re cutting the hair off above the skin, not pulling it out from, or damaging, the follicle. It may seem like stubble is thick and dark, because longer hair tapers off at the end, but it’s exactly the same thickness and color as the hair you shaved away.

4

Wearing High Heels Can Give You Varicose Veins

True! The pressure caused by standing up, especially in high heels, can lead to varicose veins., If you can’t ditch the stilettos, try this: every hour, sit down, take your shoes off, wiggle your toes , then put your heels back on. This will help lessen the risk of varicose veins.

5

Toothpaste Can Cure Acne

True! Ingredients found in toothpaste have been shown to lessen and get rid of acne. But use it sparingly! There are also harsh chemicals in toothpaste which can over-dry and irritate your skin!

6

Crossing Your Legs Can Give You Varicose Veins

False! Standing up, especially with high heel shoes puts pressure on your legs, not sitting with your legs crossed, and it’s that pressure that can cause varicose veins.

7

You Can Shrink Your Pores

False! At least mostly. An egg-white or other masks can minimize your pores, but only temporarily.

8

Wearing Polish Will Turn Your Nails Yellow

True! Wearing dark polish for an extended time period can make your fingernail and toenails appear yellowish because the polish stains your nails. Don’t worry though — it’s not harmful and it’s safe to apply new polish right over it again. Try a bottom-coat, though, to minimize staining.

9

Cocoa Butter or Olive Oil Can Get Rid of Stretch Marks

False!Stretch marksreside in a different layer of skin, one so deep that cocoa butter and olive oil can’t penetrate into.

10

A Beer Rinse in the Shower Will Give You Thicker Hair

True! Using room-temperature beer as a final rinse in the shower will make your hair thicker until the next time you wash, but it will also make you smell like the pub! Try a thickening shampoo with hops in it, like Aussie Aussome Volume Shampo, instead.

11

Pulling out One Gray Hair Will Give You Ten More

False! Plucking the hair from one follicle has no effect on nearby follicles. So feel free to pull that one gray hair!

12

Your Hair Grows Slower in the Winter than in Summer

False! This popular hair myth only applies to men’s beards that grow faster in the summer, but our hair doesn’t change its growth rate at all throughout the year.

13

Chocolate Can Give You Acne

False! This is one of the most prevalent acne myths out there. However, unless you’re allergic to chocolate, it will not promote acne blemishes or any other skin ailments.

There you have it! Feel free to rinse your hair with beer, pluck gray hairs, and eat chocolate! But avoid wearing red nail polish and high heels for too long… What’s your favorite beauty myth, and is it true or false? Please let me know… I’d love to hear!

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Jen, I really loved this post :) Really great learning factors :)

I LOVE my red nail polish so much that I don't mind the staining effect, it will go away after some time. :)

Haha it's strange that men's beards grow faster in the summer when they need the extra warmth more in the winter!

When I was a teenager I had horrible acne. I ate chocolate way too much. The dermatologist my mother took me to see told me it wasn't chocolate aggravating my skin condition but other ingredients in it. #1 Caffeine! True in my adult years now I only break out when I go crazy with the diet-coke or coffee. #2 Fat/oils. As explained to me your skin is a dumping ground for much of your body's waste products. If you consume a great amount of fat, oil, or grease (and GOOD chocolate is full of butter fat) it will come out with your perspiration. After you dry off the oil then settles in your pores and attract dirt and TA DA big fat hairy zit! :P I ate the chocolate, drank the pop and used alot of Sea Breeze on my face after hearing that. And probably still was more wrinkle bound Theo because that dried my skin out :P

Oh I love this post! Thank you so much I really didn't know some of these. I have always wondered about the 100 strokes. I don't have acne but once in a while when i get that one annoying pimple I use toothpaste to make it go away faster.

Nice list. In my experience, some of my hair has gotten thicker and coarser over the years, but I never thought it had anything to do with plucking or shaving. Chocolate can make people break out, but not because of the cocoa. I am sure you are aware of this, which is why you might expand on that one a bit. Then again, just about everyone knows this so I guess it's not totally necessary! That's interesting about the wrinkles. I never heard that dry skin causes wrinkles, but that dry skin leads to wrinkles. The difference being that wrinkles will become more defined because dry skin loses elasticity. In order to preserve elasticity, I guess people should moisturize early. I guess we sort of use it up as we get older or stop producing the stuff like collagen or whatever. Anyway, that's just what I know about that. Perhaps it is wrong too but I just want to expand on it a bit.

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