Beauty Myths De-bunked

Time to fi­nally lay these false­hoods to rest!

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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!

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