It’s hard enough for a woman to be living in a world where the expectations of beauty are placed so highly upon her, but it’s even more difficult to make your way through the plethora of information to find out the truths from the myths. We’re here to make the journey easier as we share three of the most common beauty myths and bust them.
You can eliminate cellulite with expensive creams
The truth is whether or not you have cellulite has nothing to do with how expensive your body cream is and more to do with your genetics. Those expensive cellulite creams may, however, contain caffeine which helps blood flow and circulation, causing the skin to plump up and smooth out. Truth be told, you could use an average priced body lotion and really massage it into the skin with the same results as both would be temporary.
Cutting your hair will make it grow thicker and faster
This one goes for both the hair on your head and the hair you shave off the rest of your body. Hair fibers are dead, which is why they are only as healthy as we treat them. Your hair follicle, found on the scalp, is where all the action is happening and it is rather unaffected when you cut an inch off the bottom of your hair. The truth of the matter is, if you want your hair to grow faster you’ll need to take care of it from the roots by using scalp healthy oils or massaging it and not by cutting it off.
Hemorrhoids creams can reduce the puffiness around your eyes
This might not be a ‘myth’ exactly, as there is an ingredient in these creams that will help to reduce the swelling around your eyes. The myth here is that it’s OK to use it around such a delicate part of your face. You could be dealing with potential damage to the eye if the cream seeps in which is much worse than dealing with some puffy bags underneath the eye. Also, this stuff is severely drying so stick to frozen cucumbers, ladies.