Ladies, we all know that the internet is filled with articles about beauty tips and myths, and you believe in every one of them. But the truth is that it’s not true. Many of the myths that you faithfully believe in are actually a total spam!
Believing everything you read on the internet is okay, but what’s fallacious will remain fallacious. You buy different products, try various hacks, do everything you are told to stay young and beautiful, but did you girls know that most of the beauty myths are not even true.
That’s why, in this article, we will tell you about 10 beauty myths, that are untrue and you must stop believing them right now.
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#YOU CAN OPEN, CLOSE OR SHRINK YOUR PORES
You CANNOT shrink your pores, because the size of the pores is decided depending upon the genetic makeup of your skin. What does happen is that the pores collect dirt and oil and stretch in the size, and when facial or other cleansing treatments are taken, then they return to their original size, never shrinking.
#PULLING OUT GREY HAIR WILL RESULT IN MORE GREY HAIR AT THE SAME SPOT
Plucking out grey hair doesn’t grow more of them but does create bald patches caused by the damaged hair follicles. So, it’s better to avoid plucking them out and stick to coloring process.
#COCOA BUTTER PREVENTS STRETCH MARKS
Research has proved that cocoa butter does not play any effective role in reducing stretch marks. As per the study, women who were using cocoa butter and those who didn’t have same results. So no, cocoa butter does not prevent stretch marks.
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#SPF FOUNDATION IS ENOUGH FOR SUN PROTECTION
NO, using only SPF foundations for sun protection are not enough. Though you must apply SPF 30 when at home and SPF 50 while stepping outside on those harsh sunny days, but using only SPF will never be enough. Blend them together with your moisturizers are then you are ready to go!
#TRIMMING HAIR ALWAYS MAKES IT GROW EVEN FASTER
Please understand that trimming down your hair tips has nothing to do with their growth. Roots are the only place where the hair growth is determined. Deficiency of Vitamin B complex, Zinc and Protein is what affects the growth of your hair. Trimming only prevents breakage and split ends.
#DRINKING LOTS OF WATER KEEPS YOUR SKIN HYDRATED
Water is a necessary element for our body, but it does not affect the hydration of your skin, skin oils are responsible for that. Applying oils, creams or lotions to your skin is what keeps them hydrated, not water.
#DON’T BRUSH CURLY HAIR
While this one is TRUE, that brushing dry curly hair can break them and make them frizzy. It is better to brush towel-dried curly hair, right after shampoo and conditioning or better still to use a serum to make them softer, and use your fingers or wide-toothed brush to untangle them.
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#SHAVING MAKES HAIR GROW BACK COARSER
This is so because when you shave your body hair, they get cut off from the thickest point and grow further from there. That’s why we feel that the hair growing back is coarser and shaving is bad for us.
#THE FASTER YOU START USING ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS, THE BETTER IT IS FOR YOUR SKIN
The two best anti-aging precautions that you can start as early as possible are that you avoid smoking and use SPF 30 for sun protection. Apart from these two things, your skin is able to repair skin cells on its own between the age of 20s and 30s.