Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beauty Myths: DeBunked! #2

Today we explore more common stories when it comes to your hair and some alarming truths to your eye lashes.

Brushing your hair 100 times a day will make it extra shiny. 100 strokes is much too excessive and can actually harm your hair. Brushing it that many times consecutively increases the chance of breakage and the over-stimulation of your scalp could cause excess oil production that will just weigh down your hair in a greasy mess.

Chocolate causes break out. It isn't chocolate that causes breakouts but rather poor diet. So go ahead and pick up that chocolate bar, just don't forget to eat the vegetables afterwards!

Pumping the mascara wand in the tube gathers more mascara and applies it better. This is a huge rule to avoid. Pumping the mascara wand only achieves to allow air (and bacteria!) into your tube which ultimately dries your mascara up faster and causing it to apply much clumpier. A better tactic to try placing your tube into a bowl of warm water for a few minutes which will loosen up the goo inside and then slowing turn your wand inside the tube to gather up larger amounts of mascara.

Cutting your hair will make it grow faster. There is no scientific proof behind this claim and hair seems to grow at its own pace no matter what you do. The only surefire way to ensure growing hair is to keep it healthy and maintain a tangle free zone which could cause breakage and damage that inhibits growth.

Applying petroleum jelly to your eyelashes make them grow faster. Definitely not, the weight of the jelly can actually do just the opposite. Also the jelly could plug glands on the inner rims of your eyelids which are used to produce tears to flush out debris and infection. Doing this could give you a whole host of eye problems.

What beauty myths have you heard of?

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