We all tend to unconsciously live by a set of pre-existing beauty rules, buying new products that fit the bill and staying within our comfort zones. After all, no one wants to mess with their natural skin and hair. But ladies, it’s time to burst some myths as beauty waits for no man’s rules.
Myth 1: Drinking water is the key to glowing skin
Fact: Although it can’t be bad for you, don’t feel like you have to chug water to get a glow. Scientists say that skin doesn’t actually react to increased water consumption.
Myth 2: Brushing your hair makes it healthier
Fact: Not for curly hair, at least! Put down the brush, and consequently step away from the frizz. Brushing dry hair is fine for the straight-haired, but curly and wavy girls should use a wide tooth comb in the shower for defined, tangle-free strands.
Myth 3: Brushes are best for putting on makeup
Fact: Makeup artists often use brushes for a flawless finish, but for the rest of us, applying foundation and eyeshadow with fingers helps to warm up the product for a more natural result.
Myth 4: Contouring is outdated and obvious
Fact: The original contour look wasn’t the most subtle, but time heals all wounds. Today’s contouring looks natural and slyly elevates your bone structure.
Myth 5: Wash your hair everyday
Fact: It’s best to have some natural oils present to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Ironically, washing hair too often can quickly dry it out.
Myth 6: Hair needs a trim every six to eight weeks
Fact: Maybe if you have bangs or are trying to grow a cut out, but otherwise, there’s no real need for such frequent salon visits.
Myth 7: Concealer should be slightly lighter than skin
Fact: Instead, try one that’s just your skin color. It’s an urban legend that it should be lighter, as that actually just draws more attention to the blemish, and that’s the opposite of what we want.
Myth 8: Brush your hair again & again before bed for shiny, healthy hair
Fact: You should brush your hair only to get rid of tangles and knots. Over-brushing can over dry your hair and also give it static.
Myth 9: Shaving will make your hair grow back thicker and quicker
Fact: Shaving any part of your body will not do anything of such type. Shaving only removes your hair above the skin level, the new growth is the same irrespective of the way, you removed it.
Myth 10: Cleansing milk and facial packs are more effective ways to clean deep pores.
Fact: Soaps are equally effective for facial cleaning and the above mentioned products offer no significant advantage.