Rumor has it that certain skincare treatments… And you are already running to get the new product. Hold your horses, let’s first see facts rather than the myths.
Are you ready to challenge the biggest beauty myths out there regarding skincare? Everything you were told because someone “heard it somewhere and it’s real.” Keep on reading to challenge the 4 more famous myths related to skincare.
1. Body lotion on your face
The biggest beauty myth ever. Let’s cut to the chase. Even though you can use a facial moisturizer on your body, it doesn't work the other way around. Lotion formulated for the body can be drying or can irritate the more sensitive skin on your face. Body skin is thicker and tougher than face skin so companies can get away with putting fragrances and cheaper ingredients in a body lotion.
2. Chocolate and acne
Every human on the planet has heard this, but extensive research shows this is not true. It may actually be the dairy in milk chocolate that can exacerbate acne, according to dermatologist Debra Jaliman.
"High-glycemic foods make your insulin levels jump, which affects skin like another big hormonal level change: PMS" — looks like great news for dark chocolate lovers!
3. Organic products, are they better for the skin?
They’re not always better. There’s no concrete evidence that organic products are better. In fact, as they have a short shelf life, they can irritate the skin if used after they expire. Anyway, as the industry isn't properly regulated, reading the labels is mandatory. Many products marked "organic" must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked "natural" or "made with organic ingredients" may still contain the bad stuff.
4. Does Shaving Hair on Your Legs Make It Grow Back Thicker?
To challenge this one is quite tough. The truth is that your hair does NOT grow back thicker when you shave it. The tip might feel rough as it grows out and during this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker — but it's not. However, if you have ever used a razor, I'm sure you would say the opposite, that’s for sure.
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