Com­mon beauty myths de­bunked

Sunday Trust - - TAMBARI BEAUTY - by HAF­SAH ABUBAKAR MATAZU

With all the reme­dies, rules and tech­niques that are thrown at us, it is pretty easy to get con­fused on what works and what doesn’t. In the long run, we all want to see our­selves in our most beau­ti­ful forms and get car­ried away splurg­ing on what we’ve heard “works won­ders.” That’s why we have de­cided to de­bunk all the stuff you’ve heard that are un­true.

Don’t use oil if you have oily skin: While our minds will au­to­mat­i­cally tell us this makes sense, it ac­tu­ally only causes your skin to pro­duce more oil since it is un­der-mois­turised. While you shouldn’t go crazy with ap­ply­ing oils that may clog your pores, it doesn’t mean you can’t use lighter oils to bal­ance the oili­ness of your skin.

Ban­ish­ing cel­lulite is pos­si­ble: The truth is, no mat­ter what prod­ucts you use and how much ex­er­cise you do, there’s no way you can per­ma­nently get rid of it. Yes, us­ing them and hit­ting the gym will def­i­nitely do a lot to­wards im­prov­ing it; but un­for­tu­nately, that’s the

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most that can be done about it. Hair grows back faster and thicker when you cut it: This is com­pletely un­true. The rea­son it seems this way is be­cause af­ter cut­ting your hair, you get rid of split ends. In turn, the new hair that will grow will be health­ier and stronger. But cut­ting it isn’t re­mov­ing it from the roots, so it doesn’t af­fect how fast the hair grows back.

Just be­cause you feel some­thing when you ap­ply a prod­uct doesn’t mean it is work­ing: That tin­gling or any other sen­sa­tion you may feel af­ter ap­ply­ing your oint­ment, toner or cleanser, doesn’t mean that it’s ac­tu­ally do­ing any­thing to your skin. It sim­ply means that your skin is per­haps sen­si­tive to the in­gre­di­ents in the prod­uct. If af­ter ap­ply­ing a prod­uct you be­gin to feel un­com­fort­able or itch­ing, or burn­ing sen­sa­tion, then remove it. It’s prob­a­bly do­ing more harm than good.

Acne is a tem­po­rary thing: Once you find your skin be­ing prone to acne, it prob­a­bly means that you will con­tinue to have it for years to come. If you are one of the lucky ones, it might be a pe­ri­od­i­cal thing. But for most women, acne oc­curs among women aged be­tween 20 and 49. So, even af­ter menopause, you will likely still be prone to acne. So it’s best you in­vest in oint­ments with proven acne fight­ing in­gre­di­ents, such as sal­i­cylic acid and ben­zoyl per­ox­ide.

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