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The world of beauty is masked in mystery. Behind the flimsy veil of these time-honored
beauty myths lie plenty of in-depth scientific research to help you distinguish fact
from fallacy. Let’s look at some common misconceptions and let the truth be told....
1. Beauty Myth: Botox can cause facial paralysis
Truth: Botox does cause slight, temporary muscle paralysis. To cause complete paralysis,
you would have to inject huge doses. What botox does is to relax muscle contractions
that aggravate wrinkle formation. It is, however, broken that it will down by the
body within six months.
2. Beauty Myth: The more expensive the product, the better it is
Truth: Yes, let's admit it, good quality comes with a premium price tag. But it does
not necessarily mean that it will deliver better results. Understand and know what
works for your skin. Always request for product samples at beauty counters before
parting with your precious dollars.
3. Beauty Myth: Applying toothpaste on spots help them go down
Truth: Toothpaste contains little amount of Triclosan, the same anti-bacterial ingredient
commonly found in spot treatments. However, along with that, it also contain other
ingredients not specifically target for problem skin and can cause blockages, thus
making the condition much worse.
4. Beauty Myth: You do not need to wear sunscreen during winter or cloudy days
Truth: Ever wondered why you still get a tan in air-conditioned car? The truth is
even though you do not feel the burn on your skin, ultra violet rays are stronger
and easily penetrated through the clouds on overcast days. My tip is, if you see
a shadow, wear your sunscreen.
5. Beauty Myth: Cocoa butter prevent stretch marks
Truth: Stretch marks occur when the skin expand quickly and breaks supportive fibers
like collagen and elastin. Cocoa butter and other oil emollient such as olive oil
only soften external skin temporarily. Laser skin resurfacing penetrates deeper.
6. Beauty Myth: Rubbing your eyes causes wrinkles
Truth: Gravity, sun damage, repetitive motion of facial muscles and the breakdown
of collagen are the actual culprits.
7. Beauty Myth: Exercising can get rid of cellulite
Truth: Cellulite, a result of fat deposits trapped deep between fibrous bands of
tissue, is largely due to genetics. Exercising can only reduce the appearance of
dimples but it cannot get rid of cellulite completely. Liposuction or laser cellulite
removal procedures can effectively reduce unsightly cellulite and fatty tissue, resulting
in smoother appearance. Thin girls do get cellulite.
8. Beauty Myth: Mayonnaise makes a great hair conditioner
Truth: I admit, I fell for this one. Mayonnaise makes your hair look and feel greasy
and tangled. The vegetable oil, eggs and vinegar does nothing but weigh down your
hair. You will probably end up smelling like stale sandwich and a messy bathroom.
Not worth trying. It is much wiser to use store bought products instead.
9. Beauty Myth: Regular trims make your hair grow thicker, fuller and faster
Truth: This is totally ridiculous. Trimming does not alter the fact that hair grows
about half an inch every month. If it was the case, men suffering from sparse hair
condition will be running to barbers every other week to try growing their hair back
faster! A healthy diet rich in proteins like fish, lean meat and eggs is the secret
to luscious locks.
10. Beauty Myth: You can shrink the pores on your face
Truth: Wrong again. This myth fuels the cosmetic industry. Your pore size is genetically
determined and cannot be minimized no matter how expensive the cream you use. They
may appear larger because of bacteria and dead skin cells that build up. To visibly
reduce their appearance,keep your face clean with cleansing products that contain
salicylic acids, AHA & BHA. Retinol-A and Alpha Hydroxys are designed to break up
clots and bring the pores back to original appearance.