Popular Beauty Myths, Exposed!

May 22, 2012

in Anti-aging,Hair,Skin

We’ve all heard that toothpaste can clear up a zit and sleeping on your side can cause wrinkles. Have you ever wondered where these beauty “rules” originated and if they’re fact or purely urban myth?

Recently, I overheard a gal in my salon exclaiming one should never pluck a gray hair, or else multiples will grow back in its place. That’s when I decided to investigate (Nancy Drew style) and expose some popular beauty myths once and for all. Surprisingly, some of the most absurd are actually true! Here’s a roundup:

Products that contain oil are bad for your skin: Not true. As long as the product you’re using is “noncomedogenic” (non pore-clogging), oil is actually good for your skin. (While it seems counterintuitive, oils help lock in your skin’s natural moisture.) In fact, many anti-aging skincare products contain hydrating oils, such as jojoba oil or coconut oil.

Toothpaste is a sure-fire blemish spot treatment: Sort of. Toothpaste contains ingredients that can dry out skin – thus drying out the pimple. But drying out the skin can also cause irritation, and potentially cause more blemishes to crop up. So, when using a spot treatment, stick with one that’s designed for blemishes, such as Bliss’ No Zit Sherlock Spot Treatment.

Read on…

For the complete article go to Popular Beauty Myths, Exposed! on GalTime.com! I’m thrilled to mention that Crows’ Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite has joined GalTime.com’s Editorial Beauty Expert panel and is a regular contributor! 

Are there any beauty myths you discovered were actually true, CCC readers? What’s the strangest myth you’ve heard of? Share ‘em in the comments section below!

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  • http://trista@bpcap.net Trista Granberry

    These are great – thanks for sharing!

    • Sasha

      My pleasure! Happy myth busting :)

  • http://Narcissista.me Becca

    I used to SMOTHER my face in Aquafresh as a tweenager thinking the icey feel had to get rid of all my lumps. All I got was a minty fresh face:)

    Great idea for a post Sasha!

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