We are all suckers when it comes to any beauty tips and tricks. Be it from our mothers or social media, beauty tips are always welcomed, because if there’s anything that can enhance our beauty, you got my attention. However, not everything you see, hear or read is true.
Some are pure fallacies which make the loudest noise, only because it’s empty. Beauty myths have been around for generations and people are afraid to debunk the myth, because let’s face it, with time, even we are compelled to believe it works. So we’re here to straighten some myths that we have been falling for.
Shaving will make your body hair grow back thicker.
Everyone existent on this plant would have heard this myth time and time again. And we fall for it. You might thick your hair appears to be thicker after shaving, but that’s not the truth. It may appear thick and a bit more stubbly, but that’s about it. It doesn’t alter your hair at all. Your hair might appear darker as it grows in, since the ends are blunt from the razor.
Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin.
While wearing tons of makeup on your delicate skin can be cumbersome, but wearing it daily will not necessarily make your skin worse. Of course going make-up free feels great, but what makes your skin react is consistently not removing the makeup off your face (this means leaving your makeup overnight). If you’re guilty of doing this, then you’re definitely inviting some unwanted guests on your face.
Your shampoo familiarizes itself to your hair and no longer performs.
It’s great to change up shampoos once a while, but if you feel your hair is not how it used to feel, it could hardly be the shampoo’s fault. If you notice your hair looking flatter or oiler than usual, it could be the due to your hair routine. Usually, the problem is due to product build up from hairsprays, serums, oils and more. If this happens, try a clarifying shampoo once per week and continue on with your regularly scheduled shampooing.
Regular Trims Will Make Your Hair Grow Faster
No, this is not the case. Getting a trim is recommended every 6 months to maintain a good and healthy set of hair. When you give your hair a trim, it looks healthier and thicker in appearance.
White Marks on Nails Is Due to Lack of Calcium
Stories about white lines and marks have been circulating the internet very so often and it has made many curious about the truth behind it. We have just learned that those lines are have nothing to do with lack of calcium, but rather due to some mild trauma to the nail, or nail polish overuse.
All-Natural Ingredients Are Good For Your Skin
All-natural ingredients are great compared to the chemically-overload products you easily find in stores. But before you go crazy on your DIY version of skincare or slathering all-natural products on yourself, it’s crucial to know your skin type and do thorough research before putting them on your face. Not all chemical-free products will inherently work well on your skin, as you might have sensitive skin or allergic to certain products.
Toothpaste Is a Great Pimple Remedy
Rule of thumb: Don’t put any products on your face that aren’t specifically formulated to be there. Toothpaste contains harsh, abrasive additives like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. These ingredients are very effective for cleaning your teeth but have no business being on your skin. While this myth has worked a few times for some, it’s advisable to keep your skin away from harsh chemicals.
You Can Get Rid of Cellulite
Cellulite is a fact of life for 98% of the female population. Everyone at some point will notice the appearance of cellulite but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t there before. That being said, you can’t entirely get rid of cellulite and never have it appearing again, but you can certainly diminish it. With proper diet, exercise, and topical formulas, you can give a temporary relief to cellulites. You try this DIY trick we swear by: Mix coffee grounds with coconut oil to form a scrub, and massage it onto the area in question. Caffeine temporarily tones up the skin, so this seriously works in a pinch.
Food for thought: Think twice the next time someone offers a myth for a rule.