10 Beauty myths you need to know about

There are so many bits of beauty advice that you can pick up on the web today, it’s hard to know what is really true and what is not. Sometimes, it’s clear that the advice you are getting isn’t sound, but some myths are so commonly believed, that it’s hard to dismiss them. Here we put some of those myths to bed and finally debunk 10 beauty myths that you need to know are completely untrue.

Beauty myth 1: Shampoo becomes less effective, if you use the same one for a long time

Your hair is not intelligent and, no, it doesn’t become used to a particular shampoo after you have been using it for a long time. Your hair might feel like it is getting heavier, but this will be due to product build up. All you need to do is to use a clarifying shampoo once in a while, and that will remove the build-up of product and leave your hair clean and shiny again.

Beauty myth 2: Toothpaste clear spots better than acne treatments

Some toothpaste does contain ingredients that will cause pimples to dry out, but using toothpaste on the skin can also cause redness and peeling. It’s far better to use products that are made for the job and keep your toothpaste for cleaning your teeth.

Beauty myth 3: Cutting hair makes it grow faster

Whether you cut your hair daily or leave it for months between trims, it’s still going to keep on growing at the same rate. A trim will make your hair neater, of course, but it won’t have any effect at all on how fast it grows.

Beauty myth 4: You don’t need to use a moisturiser, if you have oily skin

Greasy skin does not mean hydrated skin, they are two different things. If anything, not using moisturizer on oily skin can make things even worse, because your skin will overcompensate for the lack of hydration, by producing even more oils.

Beauty myth 5: Cucumbers are the only cure for puffy eyes

Placing cucumbers over puffy eyes does help to reduce the puffiness, but this is not down to any wonder ingredients in the cucumber. Anything that is cold will do the trick, even just a cold teaspoon.

Beauty myth 6: Plucking grey hairs will make more grow back

Plucking a grey hair, can’t make more grow back, because there is still only one single follicle that the grey hair came from. If it does seem like you are getting more grey hairs, then sorry, you are just getting more grey hairs.

Beauty myth 7: Expensive products are better than the cheaper ones

The price tag doesn’t always tell you how effective a product will be, it’s the ingredients that count. Very cheap make-up may not be as effective, as the slightly more expensive kind but, with the very expensive makeup, you are only paying more for the name.

Beauty myth 8: Natural product can’t harm the skin

We’re a big fan of natural products, and products that contain natural ingredients, rather than harsh chemicals, are always better for the skin. That’s not to say though, that natural products can’t harm the skin. Lemon juice is one example of this. Lemon juice can be used to lighten the skin, but it can also cause irritation if your skin is sensitive.

Beauty myth 9: Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker

When hair first begins to grow back, after shaving, it will feel thicker, because when you cut it with the razor, you cut the thickest part of the hair. Leave it to grow, and it will be no thicker, than when you shaved it off.

Beauty myth 10: Lip balm can dry out the lips

Some people say that, the more you use lip balm, the more you will need it. That’s completely untrue, but it could be that the more you get to like the softness of your lips, the more you want to carry on using lip balm.

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