There are some great beauty tips out there, but there are also some tips doing the rounds which are not so great, and some which are completely untrue. Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell the good advice from the bad, and a lot of myths have become commonly accepted as truth. Some examples that you might well have heard and believed include:
Daily Make-up Harms Your Skin
This is mostly a myth, or at best a half-truth. Wearing make-up will not do much to harm your skin in itself. It is being lazy or less than thorough about cleaning your make-up off that does the damage (and which of us hasn’t been guilty of that at one time or another!). Of course, the more often you do it the more damage is done, so people who wear make-up daily are more vulnerable to their own bad habits, but if you clean it off properly at the end of each day you don’t need to worry.
Hair Products Treat Split Ends
Again, this is at best a half-truth. Some oils and serums do help prevent split ends or keep them from worsening, but the truth is that your ends will split sooner or later. It is only a matter of time, and there is no effective way to heal them up again. There is only one genuine, truly effective treatment for split ends; going to the hairdresser to get them snipped off.
Pumping Mascara is a Good Thing
A lot of people think that “pumping” their mascara brush into the tube in order to pick up more product is the best way to apply it. While it may possibly improve application at first, it will soon turn into more of a curse rather than a blessing. The main thing this does is pump more air into the tube, making your mascara dry out quickly. Over time, this leads to poor application and a much shorter shelf life.
Using One Shampoo is Bad
There is a common myth that if you keep using just the one shampoo, your hair will get used to it and it will stop working so well. This is completely untrue, and there is no reason not to keep on using the same shampoo for as long as you want. If your hair does start to have problems, it is probably because of other products building up too much. In that case, you might want to try switching out your shampoo just once a week for a clarifying shampoo to shift the build-up.
Heat Protection Spray is Not Important
A lot of people believe that heat protection spray is only really needed for people who use hot tools on their hair a lot. If you only hot style your hair occasionally, then you might believe that it is optional to use a protection spray and on the whole just not that important. The truth is, however, that any exposure to heat can potentially damage your hair. You should be using a spray to help protect it every time you use hot styling tools, whether that happens all the time or just now and again.
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