So, who have you gotten your beauty
information from all your life? Mom? Grandma? Sister? Your best friend? While
some of their advice is definitely great, beauty myths have also been passed
down from generation to generation of women. We're going to debunk some of
those myths and see what the experts have to say to about them!
Myth #1: My eyelashes will fall off if I
don't remove my mascara before I sleep.
TRUE:Mascara can clog your eyelash follicles, which can lead to
breakage. It takes months for them to grow back. Soak a cotton pad with eye
makeup remover, press lightly on your eyelashes, to soak through and then
gently wipe away. It only takes seconds!
Myth #2:I don't need to wash my face every day.
FALSE: Your skin gathers grime, toxins,
and oils that should be washed from your face morning and night, even if you
are not wearing makeup. Keep a cleanser in the shower for the morning, and a
makeup removing cleanser for night.
Myth #3: Tanning hides cellulite.
FALSE: While tanning may give you a
temporary fix, the long-term effects of UV damage can actually worsen the
appearance of cellulite in the years to come. Use a self-tanner instead. The
only way to really get rid of cellulite is exercise, and sometimes even that
may not work 100%. Cellulite creams can make it appear smoother, but they don't
get rid of it.
Myth #4:The inner wrist is the best place to match for the right
shade of foundation.
FALSE:The inner wrist is lighter than your face, so matching for a
foundation there will make you look ghostly. Your best bet is to match along
the jawline so that you don't look like you are wearing a mask.
Myth #5: I don't need moisturizer because
I have oily skin.
FALSE: Oily skin is caused by excessive amounts of sebum produced by
your sebaceous glands. Not using moisturizer will only result in oilier skin.
Use a skin created for balancing out oily skin.
Myth #6: For shiny hair, brush it 100
times each night.
FALSE: You'll actually do more damage than
good. Hair can actually break or be pulled out from such excessive brushing.
Detangle your hair after conditioning while it is wet with a wide toothed comb.
Blow it out with a boar bristle brush and serum for great shine.Gentle brushing here and there- can
make hair shine by distributing the natural oils from your scalp, down to the
rest of your hair.
Myth #7: You can repair split ends.
FALSE: Unfortunately, the only way to
repair them is to get a hair cut. Certain products may temporarily seal split
ends, which can make the hair look better, but none of them will actually
repair them. Your split ends are probably the result of heat abuse from
excessive use of hair dryers, flat irons and curling irons, no matter how high
quality the tool.
Myth #8: You can shrink your pores.
FALSE: The size of your pores is based on
genetics. While some products may claim to minimize them, which is used as a
selling point, because this is what a consumer with this need wants to hear,
the truth is that it can't be done. What these products actually do is break up
what has been clogging and stretching your pores, to bring them back to their
Myth #9: Mayonnaise makesa great conditioner.
TRUE: As long as it is the real deal,
mayonnaise makes a great deep conditioner, as it is made with oil & eggs which
are rich in fatty acids and protein.This is all very nourishing for your hair. You can make your own by
simply whipping eggs and olive oil together.
Myth #10: You can get wrinkles from the
way that you sleep.
TRUE: Dermatologists say that over the
years of smushing your face onto your pillow while asleep, you can develop more
wrinkles. They can actually tell which side you sleep on from the creases in
your face. Memory foam pillows can actually reduce the pressure that you put on
your face. Sleeping on your back,
as well as pillowcases with a higher threadcount , or satin pillows are smoother
and gentler, on not only your skin, but will also help with frizzy hair. Two
birds with one stone!
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