Top 10 beauty myths that need busting by science

In May 2014 on May 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm


Sarah: We are surrounded by ideals of beauty and all the industries founded on them.

Yesterday I was at the hair salon. Swathed in a cape, trapped in the swivel chair, I smiled patiently as I listened to advice from a stylist.

It got me thinking.

Here are my top ten beauty myths that need to be tackled head-on by science.

  1. Your hair ‘gets used’ to certain styling and conditioning products. It’s wise to change products regularly to make sure peak effectiveness is maintained.
  2. Don’t apply moisturiser and foundation to your face at the same time! Your skin will be tricked into absorbing the foundation, which is of course a fast track to blocked pores.
  3. Drinking 3 litres of water a day will make your skin clear and flush out toxins.
  4. Carbs eaten after 5pm are way worse than carbs consumed earlier in the day.
  5. Organic products are free of chemicals.
  6. Peptides and proteins added to skin creams can sit on pharmacy shelves for weeks and months and still retain biological activity.
  7. ‘Mineral makeup’ is actually even different from regular makeup.
  8. Leg hairs grow back thicker and stronger after shaving compared to after waxing.
  9. The more you wash your hair the more oily it will get.
  10. Eat dairy products and they’ll go straight to your thighs.

Hit me with your top beauty tales that need inquiry!

[image thanks to Parker Knight on flickr]

  1. oh man, I was at hair salon today too! It’s where you get all the good myths….

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