Beauty Myths De-bunked
Time to finally lay these falsehoods to rest!
1 Myth: Shaving makes body hair grow back thicker
Much to our surprise, this common mantra is actually false. Although it may seem as though your hair grows back a little thicker each time you shave, the hair is actually just shorter and so a bit more stubbly, making it seem thicker than it really is.
2 Myth: If you only use hot tools on your hair once in a while, you don’t need to use heat protection spray
Regardless of how often you use hot styling tools on your hair, you should be using a heat protection spray every time.
3 Myth: Pumping your mascara brush into the tube makes for better application
Although it might seem as though you’re picking up more product, in actual fact by pumping your mascara wand you’re actually forcing more air into it, which will make your mascara dry out sooner than it should. This leads to dry, flaky lashes plus bacteria in the mascara tube. Instead, swirl the mascara wand around the inside of the tube to pick up more product.
4 Myth: Make-up causes acne
If you’re taking your make-up off correctly and consistently, there is no evidence that backs up the myth that your products will give you spots, as make-up is designed to stay on top of the skin rather than melt into your pores. However, if you don’t take your make-up off properly each night, this can cause breakouts due to a build-up of dirt and grease clogging your pores.
5 Myth: If you pluck a grey hair, several more will appear in its place
It is physically impossible to increase the number of hair follicles on your head from plucking out one. This myth first originated because when a grey hair follicle has formed, usually another one is forming nearby, so once you’ve got rid of one, another is likely just waiting to make an appearance anyway!