Along the way, as you are trying to look your very best, you may have come across a lot of different pieces of beauty advice that aren’t very good. There is plenty of information out there that is not only silly, but flat out wrong. Here are just a few beauty myths that are not true and do not help your beauty regime.
Sitting doesn’t cause you varicose veins, or spider veins. The myth would have you believe that sitting causes these veins to pop out. That is not so. While sitting for long periods is not great, it does not cause these veins.
Shaving hair does not make the hair grow darker and thicker. The myth says that when you shave, you cause the hair to grow in thicker. That is false. What happens is that when you shave, you cut the hair at its thickest point, so it just seems as if it grows back in darker and thicker.
Trimming hair does not help your hair grow faster. In fact, your hair grows from the top of your head, so whatever you do at the bottom of your hair will have no effect on its ability to grow.
You cannot really prevent stretch marks. This is a hotly contested one. Some people claim that you are able to prevent stretchmarks by putting cocoa butter and vitamin E on your belly, but this is just not always the case. If you don’t have stretchmarks, it is largely due to your genetics.
Toothpaste does not help your acne problems. When you take the time to read up on it, the myth that toothpaste clears up acne is not accurate, and most of us have tried it and found out for ourselves.
Tanning is not good for your skin. The myth would have you believe that tanning is great for you, because it is not the sun. However, tanning is not perfect and can also lead to skin problems if you overdo it.
Back sleeping does not prevent wrinkles. The myth says that when you sleep on your back, all the skin on your face falls back so that you are left with a smooth countenance. While that may be so, it has no bearing on whether you develop wrinkles.
Pulling out grey hairs, or plucking them, does not cause them to multiply. The myth says that you are just causing millions of grey hairs to sprout when you pull one grey hair, but that is absolutely impossible! Pulling out one hair only has to do with one hair follicle. There is no way for you to create more follicles that would only produce grey hairs.
For you to take good care of yourself, you need to rely on information that is both accurate and helpful. The myths in this article continue to be perpetuated by people, even though they are not true. Therefore, if you have been thinking that some of these are true, you can now move on to better pieces of information that better serve you and your beauty regime.