We always tend to form our own opinions when it comes to beauty tips. And they generally are ignited by the superstitions and beliefs which have been circulated and passed down generations after generations. This, in turn, can result in something disastrous (or funny) maybe. So today, we are clearing some beauty confusions, and let us see whether they are actually facts or just myths. Linda B.White in her book Home Remedies confirmed the same.
1. POPPING A PIMPLE WILL HELP IT TO HEAL
Myth. Never ever pop a pimple even when it looks tempting to do so. Pimple popping makes the blemish look worse and can leave a scar. Moreover, it can raise the probability of causing infections caused by the nails and will push the bacteria deeper into the skin. Exposing the raw scar can result in something severe and will call for medical assistance. Just let it be and do not touch them. It will come and go on its own. If you think that the acnes are growing in numbers, then consult a doctor.
2. EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN
Fact. Absolutely true and effective as well. Exercises improve the blood circulation in your body, making your skin look vibrant and healthy. It will also nourish the skin cells, providing abundant oxygen to the blood cells, and also helps to wash away the toxic elements from the body through sweating. Wash your face immediately after your workout or else the salt and bacterial build-up can do the reverse if not washed properly. If possible take a bath and use a mild face wash.
3. STRESS CAN WORSEN ECZEMA
Fact. Even though there is no particular reason why eczema happens, but researchers and doctors say that eczema can cause due to a hyperactive immune system and responds with inflammations when affected by external or internal stimuli. On the other hand, mutation of genes can also result in eczema. Hence, it is very important to keep the body safe and healthy and not make it through harsh conditions, like having excessive stress. Go out for walks, take out time for your hobbies, listen to soothing music, read a book, or meditate. Close your eyes and take deep breaths. Drink some refreshing sodas or glucose or talk to someone. In the end, do whatever makes you stress-less.
4. DRY SKIN CAUSES DANDRUFF
Fact. Yes, dry skin does cause dandruff. Dandruff is basically skin conditions of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear and results into itching. If you have dry skin or even eczema, it is possible that you might be having dry, flaky, and itchy dandruff. But also on the other hand, when it comes to seborrheic dermatitis, the skin and scalp are oily and the oils can encourage the growth of the fungus. Frequent washing of hair with shampoo can improve the condition of dandruff, but always consult a dermatologist before using the shampoo. Chemical branded shampoos can reverse the result and result in the dry scalp. However, dry skin and scalp can also cause some people to have flakier scalps in winter.
5. IF YOU HAVE DANDRUFF, YOU SHOULD WASH YOUR HAIR LESS OFTEN
Myth. If you wash or shampoo your hair infrequently, the dead skin cells start to build upon your scalp, worsening dandruff. However, if you have dry skin, then wash your hair every alternate day, or once in three days. Consult a doctor and use a mild or herbal shampoo, since dandruff loosens the roots of the hair and harsh shampoo chemicals can pull out the loose ones, which will lead to massive hair fall. They might also make you lose the essential hair oils.
6. SHAVING WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR GROW BACK THICKER
Myth. This is one of the most believed myths ever. So here is the clarification. No, shaving does not make your hair grow thicker the next time. When the hair grows back, it might prick your skin and feel stubbly, but it is just the baby hair that is growing back.
7. EXPENSIVE COSMETICS ARE BETTER THAN THE INEXPENSIVE ONES
Fact. A very true and firm fact indeed. Never, ever go for the cheap makeup products, because here we are talking about your skin. Expensive cosmetic products tend to use better materials than the cheap ones. But also, on the other hand, some expensive products can also have the opposite reaction on the skin and that mainly depends on the skin type. And there also had been instances where the cheap products also worked pretty well on the skin. But yeah, do not always jump for the cheap ones. For instance, cheap nail polishes can erode your nail enamel, or cheap foundations can give you rashes or acne.
8. APPLY ICE WHEN BURNT
Myth. Do not apply ice cubes or ice-cold water on the burnt areas. Prolonged contact with ice can further injure tissues. Instead, place the burnt area under tap water or cool water or add toothpaste on the burnt areas. Soak a cloth and dab on the affected areas.
9. WATER CAN ALWAYS CURE DRY SKIN
Both: a fact and a myth. It is always advisable to drink enough to cure and prevent dry skin conditions but lack of moisture is not only a single reason for dry skin. On the other hand, exposing the skin to water, like staying in the bathtub for long can shrink your skin and pull out the essential oils.
10. REGULAR TRIMMING OF HAIR CAN INCREASE THE HAIR LENGTH.
Myth. This is not exactly true. Hair growth depends on the condition of the scalp and internal body health. But also, trimming the split heads will make your hair healthier and make it look beautiful.