7 Beauty Myths you should't believe
Emma Kenny14 April 2020
Now I have your attention, let’s dive into the 7 beauty myths you shouldn’t believe…
“Tanning beds are safer than tanning outside”
DEFINITELY NOT! This couldn’t be farther than the truth. In fact, just one session in a tanning bed increases your risk of melanoma. When it comes to getting some colour, the only safe option is self-tan.
“White Spots on your nails mean you need to drink more milk”
NOT TRUE! Those white marks we sometimes find on our nails have nothing to do with our calcium intake. The culprit is usually just mild trauma to the nail.
“Only dry skin needs moisturiser”
FALSE! Moisture is a requisite for a healthy complexion, no matter your skin type. Skipping moisturiser actually causes skin to overcompensate by overproducing sebum, or oil. The best way to balance an oily complexion is actually to moisturise with a light weight moisturiser. This will hydrate your skin without leaving your face looking or feeling greasy.
“Brows should always match your hair”
I DON’T THINK SO! This is an old-school way of thinking. Brows can be two to three shades lighter or darker than your hair colour.
“You need to cut your cuticles for healthy nails”
NO, NEVER. Your cuticles form a barrier between your nail beds and the outside world. Open those up with clippers, and suddenly all kind of gross bacteria and fungus has immediate access to your body.
“Toothpaste is a great spot remedy”
WRONG! While menthol can cool and calm inflammation, the other ingredients in toothpaste are likely to irritate breakouts. You’re better off sticking with a topical treatment that has proven blemish busting ingredients, such as salicylic acid or sulphur, or a natural remedy, like tea tree oil.
“Exfoliating dries out the skin”
NOT AT ALL! Exfoliating gently removes impurities and dead skin cells, stimulates cell regeneration and increases the blood circulation in the top layers of skin. It also reduces excess oil, without disrupting the skin’s balance or drying it out.
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