We have come across several beauty myths. While some of them are hilarious, some bizarre but a few of them are actually true. I thought to list some beauty myths that are actually true. So read on to know more.
- Tight bun and ponytails can make your hair fall out. Although many people treat it as a myth it is actually 100% true, as pulling hair too tightly can break the cuticle, causing hair to dehydrate and turn brittle. Continuously pulling on your hair causes scarring at the roots, meaning new strands will not grow back.
- Rubbing your eyes causes wrinkles. The skin around your eyes is very delicate; it’s easily damaged by continuous rubbing, especially over a long period of time. This causes the collagen to become deformed, leading to a loss of elasticity, and eventually wrinkles.
- Rinsing your hair with a beer can make it thicker and stronger. The beer is rich in vitamins and proteins that help hair to appear thicker, stronger and shinier, while the alcohol acts as a cleansing agent. While you can’t make each individual strand permanently thicker, beer works to swell and widen the hair shaft until your next wash.
- Certain foods may cause or worsen acne. The truth is, there isn’t a definitive list of foods proven to cause acne, but because each body reacts differently to a different kind of food, something you’re eating could be to blame for your breakouts. Keep track of your diet, and take note when you eat something that causes pimples or irritation—you might begin to notice a pattern.
- The best place for your perfume is in the fridge. Perfumes can last for years when stored correctly, but the oils and chemicals are fragile and easily compromised by extreme temperatures, particularly heat. If you live in a hot climate, storing your fragrances in the fridge may be the best way to go. Cool, dark places with regulated temperatures are ideal—nothing kills perfume particles faster than exposure to direct sunlight.
- Lip balms can be addictive. Lip balm addiction isn’t a real medical condition, but it works by making your skin “dependent” on certain ingredients. Ingredients like camphor, menthol, and salicylic acid are actually irritating rather than moisturizing, so while they work with the rest of the formula to hydrate upon application, they only cause further dryness, leading you to apply more.
- Conditioner can also clean your hair. Conditioner, like shampoo, contains surfactants, the compounds that build up the lather. it doesn’t contain nearly as much of them, so the cleaning properties are mild at best. If you have extremely dry or damaged hair, a conditioner washing routine may just be your ticket to softer, healthier strands, but if you have an oily scalp or tend to get greasy despite shampooing every day, it’s probably not for you.
- Nails should be filed in a single direction. It is considered as a popular myth that nail filler should be used in a single direction and not in a back and forth motion. However, this myth stands true. This is because the random back and forth motion weakens and makes the nail chip easily. Also, make sure you are not filling the nail right after coming out of a shower as the dampen nails are weak and will lead to easy breakage.
- Never hit the bed without removing makeup. Many people claim that makeup causes acne and other skin problems but what they fail to understand is it isn’t makeup that harms the skin. Failing to clean your face is it of dust, grime or makeup is what actually leads to breakouts and clogged pores. When we sleep, the skin needs to breathe and if anything clogs the pores at the time (even the most expensive non-comedogenic and natural makeup product) then the skin is going to break out. Therefore, religiously follow a CTM routine before hitting the bed and wake up with glowing skin.
- Mascaras should be discarded after 3 months. This is considered as one of the biggest myths and a deed that most of us never follow. Mascara can become a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause severe eye infections. You should follow this rule religiously if you have sensitive eyes. The maximum we would suggest is keeping mascara for 6 months.
- CUT OUT THE STRESS! When we get stressed out, the body releases hormones and brain chemicals, which may target your skin. This response can upset normal skin function and cause a variety of issues, including breakouts. Hair follicles are a part of the skin, so the same stress response can have a negative impact on hair growth.
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