5 Beauty Myths Dispelled
The internet is filled to the brim with tales of the latest beauty hacks or how one influencer managed to remove every inch of hair off her body; and when you think you're seeing the results in photographs or videos, you probably believe the hype. However, behind the scenes of post-editing, you'd be shocked to find a number of these claims are unsubstantiated.
Note that words like permanent might not be part of that beauty gurus vocabulary or the disclaimer that I am not a medical professional is uttered more than once. Weve tracked down some of the myths weve seen that are often confused as facts to save you heaps of time and trouble.
Myth #1: You can permanently get rid of cellulite by removing toxins in your body
Cellulite can be removed temporarily but unfortunately, it is a natural part of everybodys body. Some gurus claim its the toxins in your body, which is actually false and unproven. After all, cellulite is when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers, or connective tissue, under the skin. Its caused by a number of things including hormones, exercise, poor circulation and more. Cellulite is a complicated issue; its easier to learn to embrace it in the long term.
Myth #2: Waxing makes hair grow back thinner
Waxing damages the hair follicle, meaning that yes, in the short term it does tend to grow back thinner. However, if you decide to give yourself a break from waxing for two or three months (aka: Winter), youll find your hair as thick as ever. The only way to really thin your hair is to opt for the more expensive methods of electrolysis and laser hair removal.
Myth #3: Never tweeze above the brow
Rest easy friends - because you CAN tweeze above the brow - you just have to be careful of which hairs youre plucking. We dont know when it suddenly became taboo to give the top part of your eyebrows a good plucking, but we promise, as long as you keep to the hairs that arent part of your natural brow, you can go right ahead and pluck. Get that arch you want!
Myth #4: A lack of sleep causes dark eye circles
Whilst your lack of sleep can be one of the causes of dark eye circles, it largely depends on other factors. These factors include the natural pigmentation of your skin, sun damage, genetics, your eye structure - and more. However, its also important to note that whilst a lot of creams may be able to brighten that area temporarily, they are not permanent solutions. If youre really unhappy with them, a lovely under-eye concealer will do just the trick at brightening them up.
Myth #5: Facial exercise helps skin stay firm & wrinkle-free
Incorrect. An odd trend that seems to have caught on is the idea that you can keep your skin taught by doing some facial exercises. The only thing exercise does is tighten and tone muscles, not skin. It wont have any effect. Instead, its almost like a placebo effect. Dont waste any time falling for it!
We wouldnt blame you for believing these as facts; after all when were littered with magazines and YouTubers showing us these hacks and tricks, we can easily fall victim to trusting them. Instead, when you read something that might seem a little too good to be true, try to see if theres any scientific proof to back up that claim before you spend an hour doing unnecessary facial exercises in the mirror!
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30th August 2019