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15 Common Beauty Myths Busted

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In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information, getting to the truth of it is nearly impossible, and that holds true even in the world of beauty. We all want to look our best but with so many beauty tips flooding the world around us, it is hard to tell fact from fiction.

A fabricated information ends up hurting our beauty and budget.  We are all guilty of believing some or most of the myths, until now.

Read on to know the myths we have been truly believing in.

MYTH: Trimming hair often leads to faster hair growth

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estilo-tendances

 Nope! Trimming does not make your hair grow faster. However, it cuts off the damaged ends giving you healthier and thicker hair appearance.

MYTH: Chocolate causes acne

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healthylnb

This is one of the most prevalent acne myths out there. No evidence proves that eating chocolate causes acne. If you are not allergic to chocolate, it will not promote acne, blemishes or any other skin ailments.

MYTH: Brushing hair hundred times before bed gives stronger and more beautiful hair

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positivemed

NO! Over-brushing your hair will only make your hair rough and dry. You should brush your hair only as much as you need to in order to get rid of tangles.

MYTH: Shaving makes hair grow back thicker and darker

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giphy

False! Shaving your legs or any other body part will not make your hair grow back any thicker or darker. When you shave, you are cutting the hair off above the skin and not pulling it out from, or damaging, the follicle. The angle at which you shave cuts the hair mid-shaft so when it grows back the stubble feels thicker and it looks thicker too.

MYTH: You should exfoliate daily

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imabeautygeek

Imagine if you sanded a block of wood daily, what will happen? It will completely damage the quality of the wood. Daily exfoliation will strip the natural oils, which will lead to dry and itchy skin.

MYTH: Split ends can be fixed

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birchbox

There is no way how you can fix split ends with beauty products. The market is filled with products that claim to repair split ends but the maximum they can do is nourish or change the way your hair looks. You can only get rid of split ends by cutting the ends of your hair regularly.

MYTH: Pulling out one gray hair will give ten more

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This couldn’t be further from the truth. Plucking a strand of gray hair from a follicle does not affect the surrounding follicles. Gray hair will grow back in the same place you plucked it from but, repeatedly plucking will weaken your follicles. So, feel free to pluck that one annoying little gray hair.

MYTH: Cocoa butter or olive oil can help get rid of stretch marks

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Never! Stretch marks reside in a different layer of skin, one so deep that cocoa butter and olive oil cannot penetrate into. Professional laser treatments are the best way to get rid of stretch marks.

MYTH: Everyone needs to use a moisturizer

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erasecosmetics

Moisturizing is nothing more than hydrating the skin and if your skin is really oily, you may not need to do so.

MYTH: Toothpastes cure pimples

Never apply anything on your face, which is not meant for your face. Toothpastes may dry out your pimple, but high contents of sulphate and fluoride will dry your skin excessively and cause severe irritation.

MYTH: Drinking more than eight glasses of water daily will improve your complexion

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wisdomofgodwithwendy

While staying hydrated is beneficial for your health, water alone will not help your complexion. What you eat, your genetics, stress and lifestyle play an important role when it comes to your complexion.

MYTH: Pumping your mascara gets more product on the wand

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goodhousekeeping

A lot of women think pumping the mascara actually gets more product on the wand, but in reality, it is just getting more air in the tube which makes it dry out faster.

MYTH: You should let your skin breathe by not wearing foundation daily

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lovelace

Your skin doesn’t breathe – that is a fact. In fact, foundation works as a barrier on your skin, preventing from UV rays, dirt and pollutants.

 MYTH: You should condition your hair every time you wash it

 

Some women with really oily hair do not need to use conditioner every time they shampoo, and even if you use a conditioner, make sure you apply it from the midshaft to the ends and avoid the scalp since it will just leave your hair limp and lifeless.

MYTH: My foundation has SPF 15 and that is enough protection

The amount of SPF in foundation and other makeup items is actually very minute. To be sure you are getting the right amount of protection, apply actual sunscreen before your begin with your makeup.

How many of these have you heard? Tell us in the comment section below!

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