Common beauty myths debunked
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
DID YOU KNOW... THAT USING MAKEUP DOESN’T CAUSE SPOTS AND PIMPLES, BUT SLEEPING WITH IT DOES SINCE YOU HAVEN’T GIVEN YOUR SKIN A CHANCE TO BREATHE?
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.