It is easy to believe some beauty tips and advice especially when it comes from your mother or friends who boast of knowing everything about beauty. In fact, the internet is quite misleading too if you don’t know the credibility of the source you’re following. You have probably heard popular ones like shaving causes hair to grow thicker or plucking one grey hair will make ten more grow in its place, but we’re here to report that these are myths that you must abandon now. Debunking six beauty myths and the truth behind them.
Busting Uncommon Beauty Myths
Myth 1: You Can Train Your Hair To Be Less Greasy
There is a common misconception that you can train your hair to be less greasy by not washing it too often. Your scalp pumps out oil when your body tells it to. It does not affect the fact that the hair is recently washed or not. In fact, if the hair is greasy or unwashed, the yeast feeds on it, causing dandruff or fungal infection. Depending on how often your hair gets greasy, it should be washed every 2-3 days.
Myth 2: Choose A Foundation That Matches Your Inner Wrist
Foundation should be swatched on the neck to get a natural shade that matches your skin tone. Breaking this rule by testing the shade on the wrist can make you end up with a pale shade of foundation. The inside of the wrists get less sunlight and are lighter than the face.
Myth 3: You Should Skip Conditioner If You Have Greasy Hair
Over-production of sebum, a type of oil that the body naturally produces, causes buildup leading to greasiness. A conditioner is not only okay for oily hair type but also necessary, as it helps provide hydration, nourishment, and protection that it otherwise wouldn’t get. Apply the conditioner just at the ends, avoiding the scalp to help keep the hair from looking flat or weighed down.
Myth 4: Shaving Increases Facial Hair Growth In Women
No matter which part of the body is shaved, it does not mean hair will grow back faster or thicker. You might feel that hair regrowth looks different at first because unshaven hair has a tinnier, blunter tip which makes it feel and appear rougher than usual. The new hair may look darker partly because it hasn’t been exposed to natural elements yet. Sun exposure, soaps, and other chemicals can make the hair appear different in shade over time.
Myth 5: One Application Of Sunscreen Will Protect YOur Skin Through The Day
There are two kinds of ultraviolet rays which can damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. They are ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). Exposure to UV rays may accelerate skin ageing by seven years. Applying sunscreen 20 minutes before sun exposure protects you from harmful rays. However, you need to re-apply it every 2-3 hours. When you are exposed to daylight, the effects of the SPF diminish. Hence, reapplication is necessary.
Myth 6: You Should Change Your Shampoo And Conditioner Every Couple Of Months
Do you buy a new brand of shampoo and conditioner every month to prevent your hair from getting used to it? Hair is not a living thing, so it cannot become immune to your favourite products. However, its response can change due to environmental factors like cold weather, humidity, or colour treatments, giving a signal that your daily shampoo is no longer working. However, that doesn’t mean you need to change or switch up the whole routine.