You’ve probably heard all sorts of things about beauty. The problem with tales is that they can lead to damaging your skin or hair. Here are some of the most common myths and the truth behind them. This will help you make better decisions to protect your skin, hair and even health!
Your Hair Grows Thicker If You Shave
This just isn’t possible. Shaving doesn’t get into the roots and simply cuts the hair at the skin. However, shaving isn’t the best method for hair removal and can leave problems.
The hair can grow under the layers of the skin, leading to irritation and inflammation. It can also cause irritation just afterwards.
You Need to Wash Your Face More If You Have Dry Skin
Dry skin isn’t producing enough oils. Washing your skin will actually make it worse! The best thing you can do is apply moisturising cream to help encourage more oils to be produced and get away from the dry feeling.
The same applies to your hair! Washing dry hair often will lead to stripping more oils out and make it harder to produce more.
You Don’t Need to Wash Oily Skin
Another common myth linked to skin type is washing oily skin—or the lack of washing it. People believe that not washing will help to slow down the production of oils but that isn’t the case.
The oils can lead to your skin looking greasy and need removing. They block the pores too. Just lukewarm water without any soap is a great way to help control this.
Oily Hair Needs Washing Every Day
No, it really doesn’t! In fact, washing oily hair on a daily basis will make it worse. It may feel horrid but avoid washing it for a day or two.
When you wash it, your skin thinks more oils need to be produced, which will actually make your hair look really bad!
Plucking One Grey Hair Leads to Two Growing
You’ve probably heard this one and decided against getting rid of that stray grey hair. The truth is that plucking a grey hair does nothing to promoting the growth of grey hair.
You pluck it from one root, where one strand of hair will grow again! Pluck away—but you may want to look at getting your hair coloured if you really don’t want to worry about the greys.
Two-in-One Shampoos Are Great for the Hair
Two-in-one shampoos are trying to remove the oils while adding them at the same time. They may be okay for once every now and then, such as when you’re camping or on a short holiday, but they’re not beneficial for daily use.
You need to have separate shampoos and conditioners; then you can choose whether or not you need to condition.
You Need to Spend Money on Good Quality Skin Care Products
While there is some truth in this, it isn’t completely based on fact. The truth is that there are good and bad products—it all depends on the ingredients, method of production and quality assurance.
The best products are those that have been proven to work, are approved by the beauty authorities (such as the FDA) and have a healthy formulation.