Ever heard someone say that your hair grows back thicker after shaving?
We are constantly flooded with beauty tips, whether it’s on social media, or articles like this one.
However, tips that seem almost universal can in fact be just a very common myth. Sometimes these myths are told so often, you end up believing it because that’s what everyone says.
At Beauty News, we have broken down the top beauty myths you immediately need to stop believing.
You have probably heard all of these myths at least once, and may have even believed them.
Here are the top beauty myths busted!
1. Cutting your hair more frequently makes your hair grow faster
We have all heard the age old myth that getting your haircut frequently will make your hair grow faster. And whilst there is no evidence to suggest it fastens growth rate, there are many other benefits for semi-regular haircuts. Haircuts can not only remove dead/split ends, they can also help the hair look healthier. If you’re like me, they can also prove to be a major mood booster.. Ultimately though, how often you go to the hairdresser should be based on what you are most comfortable with.
2. Wearing makeup everyday is bad for your skin
Another major myth all of us have heard since we started applying makeup. Despite what your mother may have told, using makeup daily does not cause acne, or damage your skin in other ways. However, where you should be cautious come to the application and removal of makeup. Not removing makeup properly every day can clog pores and can accentuate wrinkles, so be sure you remove your makeup properly at the end of each day. It’s also beneficial to clean your makeup brushes frequently, and use a high SPF sunscreen under your skin daily.
3. Shaving body hair causes it to grow back thicker
Let’s clear this one up now. No, shaving does not make your hair grow back thicker. When you shave your legs, arms or any other part, the hair gets a blunt tip which may feel stubbly as it grows out. Whilst it grows out, the appearance of the hair may be more noticeable, which is why you may feel the hair is thicker.
4. Hypoallergenic products are the best for sensitive skin
Hypoallergenic is one of those buzzwords used in all forms of beauty and skincare products. Although it sounds fancy, it’s not guaranteed that products advertised as hypoallergenic will not cause sensitive skin any irritations. There is evidence that it can reduce the likelihood of reactions and are made with less allergens, but it’s best not to rely on this when trying these products. Before using a product always make sure you test it on a small patch of skin first.
5. You don’t need to use moisturiser daily
Whoever told you that moisturising wasn’t necessary has told you one of the biggest lies! Moisturising twice a day, morning and night, can do all sorts of wonders for your skin. From reducing acne, hydrating the skin and preventing ageing, it’s imperative you use a moisturiser. There are thousands of moisturiser products out there you can try, and it’s easy to find the right one for you.
6. The more expensive the product the high the quality
How many of us have used this myth to justify spending $140 on a hydrating serum? Despite what you may be telling yourself, the price tag does not immediately make any beauty products better. So why are some products way more expensive? This mostly has to do with the branding, concentration of ingredients and potency, particularly for skincare. In some products the amount of “active” ingredients may be higher, which can for some people see faster benefits to their skin. Although I’m not abandoning my expensive products just yet (cause I’m a low-key snob), it isn’t necessary to spend that much for higher quality.
What’s a beauty myth you used to believe? Let us know down in the comments.