Hey everyone, today I decided to do a post about beauty myths. Everyone has heard things like foundation giving you wrinkles and certain products causing you to break out so I wanted to get the facts straight once and for all.
1: Toothpaste is a safe way to get rid of pimples.
FAKE: Toothpaste will help in drying out a zit, but it can actually burn your skin. The fluoride in toothpaste causes the burn.
Solution: mixing corn starch and water and dabbing it on overnight ( New York City dermatologist Dr. Francesca J. Fusco)
2: French fries and chocolate make you break out.
FAKE: This would only happen if you smeared the french fries and chocolate all over your face and clog your pores. There is no scientific evidence showing that links chocolate or oily foods to acne issues.
Solution: You blame the food, but really it’s PMS and periods. So, you can eat it all without pimples.
3: 8 hours of sleep can help me lose weight
FACT: We don’t eat while we sleep and without enough sleep we won’t be able to be energized throughout the day
4: Drinking lots of water will help keep your skin healthy
FACT: It will keep you hydrated and healthy!
5: Certain Cleansers can make your pores smaller
FAKE: Pore size is genetic but the products out there will help to minimize them for a time. Then they will go back to normal size.
Solution: There isn’t one, but you can use the products if you want your pores smaller for a time.
6: Cutting your hair will make it grow faster
FAKE: Your hair grows at its own pace and trimming your hair won’t change that.
Solution: Don’t give up those routine haircuts though! They keep your hair healthy and spilt-end free!
7: Beauty products have an expiration date
FACT: Just like food, make-up has an expiration date.
Solution: You will have to buy new but here are some common dates: Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner: 3 months, Liquid Face Make up and Cream Eye Shadow: 6 months, Powder Face Make up, Powder Eye Shadows, Pencil Eyeliners, Lipstick, Lipgloss: 2 years
Comments? Thoughts? I hope you all learned something from this! I know I did!
Lots of love,