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5 popular beauty myths debunked

20 November 2015, 12:15

1.    Shaving makes hair grow back thicker

This is false, as shaving has no effect on your hair growth or the thickness of your hair.

According to Cosmopolitan, when you shave your hair, you subsequently remove the widest part. This makes your hair look coarse and thick once your hair grows back.

2.    You can get rid of cellulite

Unfortunately this is impossible, sorry ladies. According to CNN, nothing can be done to permanently remove cellulite, not even liposuction.

Although there are products, such as firming cream that reduce the occurrence of orange-peel syndrome and tightens your skin, it won’t effectively remove it.

3.    If you pluck one grey hair, even more will grow back in its place

This is true and false.

According to Marie Claire, the myth originated because each grey hair follicle gradually ceases to form colour granules, so when the one hair is plucked, the follicle next to it begins to produce colour.

4.    Drinking water prevents your skin from dehydrating

There’s more to hydrating your skin than drinking water. According to Real Simple, even if you drink eight glasses of water a day, your skin can still look dry.

5.    Toothpaste can clear pimples

This is not entirely true as toothpaste cannot rid your skin of pimples. The menthol in the toothpaste causes a cooling and numbing effect that dries the zit. According to Dr Asmal, it is warned that toothpaste can irritate some with sensitive skin.

- Woman24


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