Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fact vs. Fiction - Beauty Myths Revealed!

There are so many "Facts" that are thrown around - drinking tea metabolizes your food faster, drinking water will minimize fine lines & wrinkles, shine serum is the only way to make hair shiny - you'd have to do a lot of trial and error to figure out what is true and what's not.

Below I reveal some "facts" and how much truth really is in each statement - that way you don't have to do all the work ;)

1. Brushing your hair 100 times will make it it's shiniest - False
Brushing your hair that many times won't do anything but damage it more. For true shine, use a good conditioner and shine serum (if you hair can handle it). Brushing too often and too much will pull out hairs that aren't even ready to come out. Try to brush as little as possible and always use a wide tooth comb when hair is damp or wet to cause less breakage and pulling.

2. Drinking a lot of water will fill in lines & wrinkles - False
While this statement is not completely false, it isn't true. For your skin to look it's best, you do want to hydrate regularly by drinking water, as well as by hydrating your skin with the proper moisturizer, however it isn't going to take away all of those fine lines and wrinkles. Hydration is key, and what doesn't minimize, using a facial cream to plump up those lines will do the trick.

3. Shampoos and Conditioners will repair your split ends - False
While so many products say they will repair damaged hair and split ends, there is only so much a product could do. Split ends are due to over processing and heat damage to the hair, and the only way to completely get rid of them, is to cut them off. Try to minimize the amount of heat you use on your hair, and when you do, use a thermal protectant spray (it does help a little). Getting regular hair cuts helps keep split ends under control as well, and remember to use conditioner on your ends to help prevent damage.

4. Makeup never expires - False
Well, you should all know this from my blog a couple of weeks ago! Every makeup product has an expiration date. Products and the applicators you use, whether they be sponges or brushes, or even your fingers, carry bacteria that you are moving back and forth from your face to your makeup - yuck! Products such as mascara and liquid and cream foundations and concealers, last from one month to a year, while powder products can last up to two year, but either way, they all expire - so make a note to yourself!

5. Preparation H can help minimize bags under the eyes - True
Yay! Finally a True Statement!! I use this trick all the time. It doesn't make them disappear all together, but it does make the swelling go down enough that they can be concealed with a little bit of makeup. Yay for tricks that actually do work!
*If you know any "facts" and are curious if they are true,
or write in my comments and I'll make sure to answer!*


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