Beauty Myths Exposed

Beauty Myths Exposed

Some of these myths have been around for a long time, we cannot help but have some doubts! Wedding Collection did some digging and found these common beauty myths:

• Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin – While wearing tons of makeup can be cumbersome for the skin on your face, wearing makeup consistently won’t actually make your skin worse.  Granted, a day with no makeup feels great, but the real cause of skin damage is leaving makeup on overnight.

• You shouldn’t exfoliate or scrub skin after waxing – Were not saying you should go in with sandpaper, but a gentle exfoliation will actually prevent in-grown hairs as it removes dead skin cells.

• You should always shop for age-appropriate skincare products – this is not true.  Many products on the market claim to be designed for specific age groups, especially for mature women, but keep in mind that not everyone has the same skin-care needs.  It’s best to shop for your skin type rather than your age.  For example, look at products for dry or combination skin rather than anti-aging products.

• Scrubbing removes blackheads – Scrubbing the skin is not a great idea to begin with, but most people believe that it does in fact remove blackheads.  The truth is that it might be removing the top part of the clogged pore, but it’s doing nothing for the underlying issue – which means before you know it, the blackhead/s will be back.  Rather opt for a cleansing product containing salicylic acid (BHA) which penetrates the pore and exfoliates from the inside, dissolving oil and dead skin cells.

• Waxing makes hair grow back thinner – While waxing does damage the hair follicle, which does lead to short-term thinning of the hair, that thinning is temporary.  Within two to three months of waxing, the hair will be just as thick as it was before you waxed.

• All your skin care products should be from the same product line – Actually, different product lines may excel in different areas and use different ingredients that will benefit your skin.

• You can sweat out toxins – Who doesn’t love some hard earned sauna time after a workout session? You get to relax in the steam, sweat out your toxins… right?  Wrong. Toxins are actually broken down in the body, in your liver, to be exact and disposed of in urine.  Sweat only contains a mixture of water, salt, protein, and non-toxic urea.

• Damaged hair can be repaired – Just because a serum or conditioner might make your hair look less damaged doesn’t mean that it really is.  Unfortunately the only damage control measure for hair that is dead or damaged is to cut it off.

• Trimming your hair will make it grow faster – Trimming your hair just creates the illusion that it’s growing. So, why does it seem like your hair grows faster if you go in for regular trims?  It’s all about split ends.  Breakage starts at the tip and works its way up the hair follicle.  Chopping off the damaged ends makes your hair look fuller and healthier, but it won’t turn you into Rapunzel.

• Hair colour may need a few days to calm down – The truth is that when you colour your hair, it just takes a few days to get used to, even if you colour with the same colour every time.

• You should dye your eyebrows to match your hair – There should be a slight contrast between your hair and brows.  However, the trend right now is to have darker eyebrows than your hair colour.

• If you have greasy hair, skip conditioner – A big fat false myth. Greasy hair is not caused by conditioning your hair; it’s caused by too much sebum being produced by the tissue of the scalp.  For greasy hair, use clarifying shampoo and condition only on the ends.