I have always been a big believer that water is the key to healthy skin, so much so that I guzzle liters of H2O at an almost comical rate and challenge my co-workers to “chugging contests”. However, much to my horror, I recently read an article that totally blasted my theory. After recovering from my initial shock, I started to wonder what other beauty myths there are and which are fact and which are fiction.
- Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day will make it shiny- FICTION. Turns out Marcia Brady was a little overzealous when it came to her hair routine and brushing your hair 100 times a day is not a healthy hair tip. Not only will excessive brushing cause breakage but it can activate oil glands and wind up making your hair look greasy.
- Chocolate will make you break out- FACT and FICTION. Chocolate itself is not the cause of those annoying pimples. However, don’t go reaching for the Hersheys at every meal- a poor diet can cause skin irritations.
- Cucumbers can be used to de-puff eyes- FACT. Cucumbers, or really anything cold and safe to put around your eyes, can reduce eye puffiness. The cold temperature of the cucumbers restricts blood vessels which reduces swelling. If you feel little funny putting veggies on your eyes, try out these fantastic Firming Eye Gels from Skyn Iceland. Jenna swears by them!
- 8 hours of sleep will help with weight loss- FACT. Turns out there is such a thing as beauty sleep! Experts say that not getting enough sleep can prohibit you from burning enough calories the next day. Snoozing and losing weight? You don’t have to tell me twice!
- Pluck one grey hair and 2 will grow back- FICTION. While two evil grey hairs wont sprout back up, this isn’t a good habit as it can cause damage to the root.