Monday, August 24, 2009

Who You Gonna Call? Myth Busters!

As cheesy as that may sound, it's time to demolish any and all beauty myths. Are you falling deep into beauty myth abyss and therefore, wasting time, money and sanity? If so, read up!

If I miss any, or if you have any further queries, shoot them my way! I will try my best to bust the mean beauty myths.

Myth 1: The more you pluck, the more will grow in its place.

This is completely untrue. Plucking hairs will not cause 3 or more hairs to fill its place. One follicle for one hair; simple as that. And interestingly enough, the more you pluck, the more your follicle will become accustomed to no longer growing hair and thus, less plucking needed! Just don't go overboard.

Myth 2: Shaving your legs and armpits will cause the hair to come back thicker and darker.

When you shave, you are only 'cutting' your hair down to your leg; the rooftop of the follicle, not the foundation, like any ol' haircut. You are not removing the hair from the follicle's root and therefore, it is actually impossible to make your hair grow back thicker and/or darker. That, is instead, puberty my friends.

Myth 3: You can repair split ends with shampoos and other hair-saving products.

The only cure for split ends is a haircut. No shampoo or cream or foam will save those frayed ends, so take your booty straight to your hair stylist for a nice trim. Your hair growth begins at the scalp, that is where you will see your growth. Split ends are just ugly and nasty, so get rid of them. Don't be afraid of the scissors, even if you are trying to grow out your hair (*cough, me).

Myth 4: Cold water or ice will make your pores smaller.

Totally false. Your pores and the size of these pores are a product of....GENETICS. These will not change. Try all the ice and cold water you like, it won't do much. Sorry, nothing you can do here.

Myth 5: Sun will clear up acne

This is false, but with a mini-disclaimer. When people get a sunburn or tan, the color of their skin hides the blemishes they normally see. It does not cure or clear your acne. It is a temporary solution. The sun also dries out your oily pores, making it seem like you have less acne. However, all the sun exposure can lead to skin damage, giving you sun spots and scars. But sun never hurt anyone when done right; so wear your spf and use face wash when you are done in the sun!

I hope I busted some beauty ghost myths for ya!

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