There are many beauty care facts and myths flying all over the world. Some of the myths remain forever and spread like a wildfire. But, in order to ease your mind, here are some facts and myths about beauty care:
Myth: Natural products are the safest
Fact: That statement is not a myth. Natural products are the safest to use. However, some natural products should not be applied directly on your skin. Fruit acids, tea tree oil and witch hazels should not be applied to your skin.
Myth: Washing your hair everyday makes it dry and lifeless.
Fact: That statement may be true. But, you have to choose and then use a suitable shampoo for your hair. Find a shampoo that will add moisture to your hair instead of making it dull and dry. Treating your hair with a more suitable shampoo will add beauty, depth and life to your hair. When it comes to black hair, moisture is key. Everyday washing, followed by a heat process may make the hair more dry than needed.
Myth: Cutting your hair regularly will help it grow longer.
Fact: You may only help to increase the length of your hair by allowing the proper blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles. When you regularly trim your hair, a process takes place which creates a healthy condition that is suitable for hair growth.
Myth: Cosmetics contain harmful and toxic ingredients
Myth: Cosmetics contain harmful and toxic ingredients that are bad for your skin
Fact: Not all cosmetics are harmful to the skin. There are two important factors which may determine how harmful a product may be: (1) your skin type and (2) the products used by a cosmetic company. You should know your skin type and only use products that are suitable for you. Cosmetic companies are supposed to follow some standard rules and regulations of regulatory agencies so that their ingredients may be used by most consumers.
Myth: If you sleep with wet hair it will cause scalp fungus
Fact: Scalp fungus is not caused by sleeping with wet scalp. However, you may develop a scalp fungus due to infected hair care tools and other human errors.
Myth: Using lemon juice causes hair to lighten or become blonde
Fact: This is not true. Lemon juice tends to provide shine to the hair but it does not change its color.
Myth: Brushing thinning hair will make it thinner
Fact: If you use a good hair brush then your hair loss problem will not be aggravated. You can only lose hair that is ready to fall out. But remember, brushing your hair excessively is always discouraged.
Myth: Eating foods that contain oil will lead to acne and pimples
Fact: That statement is not true. Acne and pimples occur when the pores of the skin are not cleaned properly. Skin pores become clogged with dirt and oil which then turn into pimples and acne. Bacterial growth and hormonal changes lead to acne as well. But, regardless of what we eat, consistently consuming a healthy diet is always advisable.
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