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10 Beauty Myths We All Should Know About

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Time to set some hand-me-down beauty tips straight.

  1. Only Dry Skin Needs Moisturizer
    There are respective moisturizers for different skin types and all require protection. Dry skin types should opt for richer creams, while those with oily to combination skin can try lighter lotions. Oil free moisturizers are best for acne-prone skin.
  1. You Will Outgrow Your Acne
    Most teenagers experience an acne phase that may voluntarily fade, but there are many adults, both men and women, who continue experiencing severe breakouts. Dermatologists can provide an appropriate solution; if left unattended, it can scar.
  1. Expensive Products are Better
    There are many drugstore brands that offer the same quality as any popular high end brand. It’s the ingredients that matter; so research before purchasing anything.
  1. Makeup Causes Acne
    Formulations can be harsh for the skin, especially sensitive skin. Try to use less makeup, particularly heavy coverage foundations, when you have skin breakouts, and it’s best to use a mild cleanser.
  1. Trimming Your Hair Makes it Grow Faster
    Cutting the end of your hair does not affect the hair follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows.
  1. Dark Circles? Don’t Blame Lack of Sleep
    Dark circles are mostly genetic; a result of vein concentration beneath the very thin skin layer in that area. Fluid retention can lead to puffiness, which can make the dark circles more obvious.
  1. Toothpaste Treats Pimples
    Toothpaste dries up pimples, but also leaves the skin too dry, inflamed and flaky. It can lead to redness and peeling too; it’s better to consult a dermatologist instead.
  1. Eating Chocolates Causes Acne
    In most cases, hormones, overactive oil glands, heredity and dead skin cells that lodge in skin pores are what cause acne. A poor diet, dairy and high in sugar food can aggravate skin conditions, leading to more breakouts.
  1. You Can Get Rid of Cellulite
    Cellulite is a result of the connective fibers between the skin and muscle that create the lumpy dimpling effect, and 80 to 90 percent of women have it. Working out and building muscle is a great way to tone up and decrease the level of cellulite visibility.
  1. Drinking Water Helps Dry Skin
    Drinking water regulates the digestive system and hydrates. To prevent dry skin, it’s essential to avoid and reduce anything that damages the outer barrier, including sun exposure, irritating ingredients, drying cleansers, and smoking.

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