In the age of social media, beauty myths -essentially old wives’ tales- can go viral quickly.
But the latest DIY skincare hack might not actually be good for your skin. Here are ten beauty myths that do more harm than good.
Myth #1: “A good tan is an indicator of healthy skin”
Tanning is actually your body trying to protect itself from the sun, when the skin tans, it is a sign that the skin cells are becoming damaged.
When you get a tan, it says that the skin is hurting and is trying to protect itself.
Too much exposure to the sun will create wrinkles, sun spots, and significant damage to your overall skin health.
There is no such thing as a safe tan. I repeat, there is no such thing as a safe tan!
Myth #2: “Tanning beds are safer than tanning outside”
This couldn’t be farther than the truth, melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, and is quickly on the rise, especially in young women. This is due largely in fact to the popularity of tanning beds, even one session in a tanning bed will increase your risks of skin cancer.
If you do decide to tan naturally or in a tanning bed, we recommend using our AETHEION® After Sun, which will restore moisture to the skin and help combat the signs of sun damage.
Myth #3: “Pumping your mascara brush will give you more product”
This is one everybody is guilty of, even though you think you’re picking up more product, more air is actually being let into the mascara tube which makes your mascara dry out. This leads to dry, flaky lashes and not to mention, bacteria get caught inside the tube.
Instead, swirl the mascara wand inside the tube to pick up more product, or try adding a few drops of makeup remover to give your mascara a new life.
Myth #4: “Shaving will make your hair grow back thicker”
Here’s the thing; there’s no actual evidence to suggest that shaving affects hair growth or thickness.
The hair follicle is the widest at the base when you shave you are cutting across the thickest part of the hair.
So, when the hair starts to grow back, it feels coarse and thicker, unlike the thinner part of the hair that was recently shaved off. Then actually, shaving really doesn’t make your hair grow back thicker, it just seems that way.
Myth #5: “Skin adjusts to creams and the creams lose their effect”
This beauty myth is definitely wrong. Yes, sometimes you may need to swap your face cream depending on where you live and how the seasons are, summer and winter may require a change in face creams for different skin types.
However, if you find a face cream that works for you, stick with it, it won’t lose its effects over time, it just means the product is doing what is it supposed to! If you are looking for a great scientifically advanced cream for any skin type at any age, we suggest trying our anti-aging cream!
Myth #6: “If you pluck a grey hair, more will come”
Chalk this one up to an old wives’ tale. Plucking grey hairs will not cause three or more to grow back in its place.
However, plucking is not advisable because it can destroy the hair follicle and possibly lead to bald patches over time. If you really don’t like those greys, color your hair instead!
Myth #7: “Cutting your hair will make it grow faster and thicker”
This is an old beauty myth, however unfortunately not true in the slightest. While yes, cutting off dead ends and damaged hair is healthy, it won’t actually make your hair grow any faster.
Hair fibers are actually dead tissue, it seems like your hair grows faster after you cut it, but it’s simply an illusion.
If you want your hair to grow, take good care of it, and treat it well. Our hair health solution combines Redox Technology® in a hair stimulating formula that promotes healthy hair and growth naturally!
Myth #8: “Caffeine is bad for your skin”
This is a complicated one, while caffeine can lead to lack of sleep and we all know, a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things for your skin.
Caffeine itself doesn’t have a negative effect on the skin. It might even be beneficial when you apply it topically, since it is soothing, and anti-inflammatory, which can decrease redness and puffiness.
Myth #9: “Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin”
Many people think that wearing makeup each day suffocates the skin and clogs the pores. While wearing tons of makeup can be a little tedious, wearing makeup consistently won’t actually make your skin any worse.
It’s when you don’t remove your makeup properly that leads to breakouts, this is why sleeping with your makeup on is a no-no. However, as long as your properly clean your face after, feel free to wear makeup every day darling!
For an added benefit, use our AETHEION® Serum as a first application before makeup to cleanse, reduce free radicals and re-energize the skin, it is also safe to use as a night serum.
Myth #10: “Fat-free foods are healthier than full-fat versions”
This is not always the case, especially when it comes to processed foods. When manufacturers remove a certain ingredient like fat from food, they need to compensate for the taste by adding other unhealthy ingredients, like sugar or salt.
Fat is a necessary part of a healthy diet, you’re better off eating a smaller serving of the full-fat food so you feel satisfied longer. Stick to raw organic foods like fruit and vegetables if you want to lose weight and keep your body healthy.