We don’t know about you, but we’ve been told a lot of beauty myths over the years. We’ve heard things from our friends, sisters, aunts, mothers and even our grandmothers! We know they mean no harm, they are probably just passing along information that was passed to them. The problem is that a lot of the stuff we hear is personal opinion rather than facts.
So what should we stop believing? While we don’t have the answers for everything, we do know of a few myths that are not true.
8 Beauty Myths You Need to Stop Believing:
1. MYTH: Shaving hair makes it come back darker and thicker.
Not. True. The structure of your hair follicles does not change. Shave away!
2. MYTH: You don’t need a moisturizer if your skin is oily.
False. Moisturizing skin, even oily skin is actually good for it. If skin gets too dry it produces more oil which in turn makes you additionally oily. Obviously, if oil is a problem for you, a lighter moisturizer is going to be better than a heavy one.
3. MYTH: If you cut curly hair at a certain angle, it will grow straight.
Not even sure where in the world this one came from. This makes no sense at all.
4. MYTH: You can shrink your pores.
We sure wish this one was true. Pore size is genetically determined and can’t be changed. It is possible, however, to make them appear smaller than they are.
5. MYTH: Plucking gray hairs will make two grow back in its place.
Again, hair follicles are not affected. 2 hairs will not grow back in the place of one hair. And if it does, we just solved the hair thinning problem.
6. MYTH: You don’t need sunscreen when it’s cloudy.
Nope. Not true. The UVB rays may not be as prevalent, but the aging UVA rays will be in full force! Wear your sunscreen every day, sun or not.
7. MYTH: Crossing your legs will cause spider veins.
True-ish. Yes, spider veins can be caused by prolonged sitting, standing, smoking and even obesity, but they are mostly genetic. Crossing your legs isn’t going to cause them.
8. MYTH: Sleeping in a bra will keep your breasts perkier.
There is no scientific evidence to prove this to be true. The only thing true about this myth is that it makes sleeping very uncomfortable. If you want extra support, find a comfy sports or sleep bra.
What beauty myths have you heard?
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