Beauty myths that make us harm ourselves.
Staying forever young and beautiful is hard work. Women perform a dozen of rituals every day that they think will help them stay as beautiful as they were at 20. However, the beauty industry does not fully share their efforts, over and over again slipping unreliable care tips that take time and empty the wallet, but do not give any results. Moreover, many of them even harm our appearance. 10 truthful tips will help you once and for all exclude imaginary "benefits" of maintaining beauty from care.
Lie # 1. Drinking plenty of water won't wrinkle
One of the most common beauty myths is water consumption. Many articles on a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and personal care unanimously trumpet that if you drink clean water regularly and in sufficient volume, not only the body will feel better, but also the aging process will slow down. However, such a statement in relation to the skin is not based on any basis. The cells of the upper layer of the skin are already dead, so they cannot absorb moisture.
Lie No. 2. Hypoallergenic cosmetics are completely safe
If a bottle of toner or foam desperately claims the product is completely hypoallergenic, don't believe it. This does not mean at all that it will be good and safe for any type of skin or body. Hypoallergenic cosmetics lack only the most common ingredients that can cause irritation. Most often, alcohol is excluded from it. Natural cosmetics are potential allergens, so it is important to study the ingredients carefully before purchasing them.
Lie # 3. Skin cream needs to be changed periodically
There is a version that over time the skin gets used to the same cosmetic product, because of which it loses its positive effect. But this is not true, there is no addiction. On the contrary, changing care can lead to unnecessary stress on the skin, and its condition will worsen. But it is worth remembering about another important rule of care: for each season of the year, skin care should be different. In winter - a protective cream with nutrition and moisture, and in summer - with protection from direct sunlight.
Lie # 4. Sunbathing is good for problem skin
The sun's rays are extremely dangerous not only for the face, but also for the entire skin of the body. Especially if they are not protected by a special cream with SPF. Excessive attention from the sun's rays really begins to dry out the skin, but immediately after this, more sebum is produced. All these secretions clog the pores, provoking the appearance of new pimples and inflammation. In addition, excessive exposure to the sun can lead to allergies.
Lie # 5. Everyday makeup harms your face
Modern cosmetics are produced at a decent quality level. Most of them have protective, moisturizing and even medicinal properties, so they do no more harm than a regular cream and face wash. Outside the home, they even help protect delicate skin from aggressive environmental influences. But this rule has one important addition: make-up is not harmful if in the evening it is washed off as follows, and the skin is cleansed.
Lie # 6. Regular facial exercises can save you from wrinkles
Too often is not good either. There is an established measure: teeth should be brushed in the morning and in the evening. There are many less aggressive ways to clean them of food leftovers in the middle of the day. For example, mouthwash or dental floss. Scientists have proven that acid enters the oral cavity along with food, so if you brush your teeth within 30 minutes after eating, the aggressive effect will cause irreparable damage to the enamel.
Lie # 7: Brush your teeth after every meal
There is an established measure: teeth should be brushed in the morning and in the evening. There are many less aggressive ways to clean them of food leftovers in the middle of the day. For example, mouthwash or dental floss. Scientists have proven that acid enters the oral cavity along with food, so if you brush your teeth within 30 minutes after eating, the aggressive effect will cause irreparable damage to the enamel.
Lie # 8. It is useful to wipe the face with ice
Ice rubbing may be harmful, depending on your skin type. Starting from a banal violation of blood flow, ending with more serious problems in the form of puffiness or ugly bursting blood vessels in the most prominent places. Exposure to cold also disrupts the sebaceous glands, which ultimately leads to a deterioration in skin elasticity and premature wrinkles. Rubbing with ice is contraindicated for owners of dry skin, and everyone else should be careful and not get carried away.
Lie # 9. The cream should only be applied with specific movements
There is no specific technique. The cream can be applied with simple, comfortable movements. The fact that circular movements from the lower part of the face to the upper part will enhance the effect of the cream is a common myth from cosmetologists. Hand movements do not make much sense, so if you are lazy, you may not remember them.
Lie # 10: Hair grows faster when cut frequentlyEverybody's hair grows by 1-2 cm per month as standard. This is an established norm that does not depend on haircuts and styling in any way. Trimming the ends removes split ends and makes the look more attractive, that's all.