We are constantly hearing about different things we should avoid or seek out to assist in matters of health, beauty or emotional wellness. “Don’t pull your grey hairs out”; “Don’t sit Indian-style”; “Don’t go to sleep with your hair wet”. Some of these have a legit basis – some were invented for who-knows-what reason. The last thing we need on that list of beauty advice is warnings that have no truth to them. Below are a few of the commonly known beauty advice statements about hair care and skincare– as well as a confirmation or rejection of their validity.
Statement: Chocolate causes pimples.
False. Chocolate doesn’t trigger breakouts, but a poor diet may aggravate your skin so it’s generally not good to overdo it with any sweets.
Statement: Cucumbers reduce eye swelling.
True. Cucumbers – as well as any other cold things or products (such as the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque) will reduce eye puffiness. The cold temperature suppresses blood vessels, which then reduce puffiness. Try to limit the object application to 5 minutes.
Statement: Crossing your legs causes varicose veins.
False. Genetics, obesity and distress to the skin are a few things that may cause varicose veins – but not crossing your legs.
Statement: Split ends can be repaired
False. The only way to get rid of split ends once they form is to cut them off. What you can do in the meantime is use the right hair products such as the CHI Organics Silk Oil to temporarily seal them and make them less noticeable.
Statement: Sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles.
True. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, sleeping in certain positions may result in “sleep lines,” which over time can become deep wrinkles. To go a step further to prevent wrinkles, use a moisturizer like the DDF Anti Aging Daily Protective Moisturizer to protect yourself from aging lines.