Beauty. Beauty myths



Television and the Internet are crowded with sources that provide irreplaceable advice and recommendations for caring for appearance. Such a huge amount of information generates a certain number of myths. We present the most common myths and misconceptions about the means used to maintain beauty and health.

Cellulite should be treated.

And yet this “disease” is not a disease at all, but on the contrary – a secondary sexual sign. He (the sign) signals that the lady is all right with the female sex hormones and she is ready to conceive. This is the biological truth of life. By the way, the authors of the diagnosis of “cellulite” are not doctors at all, but journalists of the glamorous women’s magazine “Vog”. It was they who in 1973 “untwisted” this pseudo-disease. Until that time, ladies from all over the world had no idea that they were seriously ill … And yet. It must be remembered that cellulite and obesity (or old age) are not the same thing. Cellulite is often found in 15-year-old thin. By the way, from the “orange peel” only black women and Asian women are insured at the genetic level.


Accumulation in the body in a large volume of fluid – one of the causes of cellulite, so you need to drink as little as possible.

In fact, the main cause of cellulite is toxins, which accumulate in the body with insufficient amount of liquid. So it turns out that to combat this common disease among women, it is necessary to drink as much water as possible. Some women drink coffee, in the hope that this will help them, but they are mistaken. Misconception is based on the fact that many drugs that are designed to treat cellulite, contain caffeine. But, unfortunately, it activates blood circulation only in the composition of creams, but the consumption inside these drinks can only contribute to the development of cellulite. When you take coffee inside, it increases blood circulation only in large vessels, and this negatively affects metabolism and entails the accumulation of fat.

You can not steal your face and squeeze out black dots.

The steam can cause a burn, and the vessels can not stand and break. Instead, it’s good to use a mixture of oat flakes with almond oil as an exfoliating and pore-expanding natural remedy. Can I extrude black dots? No. After this, scars are often left. The points should be smeared with honey and salt. Salt is an excellent antiseptic, it enlarges the pores, and honey heals.

You can get rid of pimples with clay masks.

Today we can see a huge selection of various clay face masks. Manufacturers assure of the wonderful properties of clay, which can moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. But in reality it is not so, the clay causes new wrinkles and dries the skin. And, unfortunately, it does not work on acne. And with its regular use can lead to opposite results.

The fastest way to get rid of acne, acne and acne is the regular use of scrubs and peeling.

It makes no sense to use acne cleansers to get rid of acne or acne. After all, they arose not just because they are diseases, the causes of which may be different. To treat them it is desirable at the doctor – the dermatologist or independently to pick up a complex of cosmetic means as a result of which you are assured.

You can get rid of acne with the help of toothpaste.

And you can also try iodine, alcohol, tetracycline ointment. Alas, these remedies are not a panacea, although they can favorably affect the affected areas of the skin. Alcohol fights harmful microbes, perfectly disinfecting the skin, and tetracycline ointment, being a powerful antibiotic, prevents the appearance and development of acne, fighting bacteria. But this is only in theory, but in practice their impact is small, and the consequences are tangible and unpleasant. So, toothpaste can cause irritation on the skin, and alcohol will dry the skin, will lead to peeling, than remove the pimples.Therefore, to solve this problem, it is better to trust doctors or special cosmetic products, developed by people, clearly better than our versed in the methods of treatment.

Regular sexual contacts can stop the appearance of acne and acne.

This is a lie, since no one has found a connection between the number of acne and the number of sexual contacts that have arisen.

Externally contaminated skin is the cause of acne.

This was believed by many, but the real cause of acne or acne is an increased secretion of sebum. As a result, the skin becomes not so strong in the fight against microbes and bacteria. Therefore, it is recommended to pick up cosmetic products that fit your skin type and structure.

Oily skin contributes to the appearance of acne.

Sometimes this is true, but usually not oily skin is the cause of acne, so do not justify your problems. The reasons are quite different – for example, excessively sensitive skin.

Cosmetic tonic clogs the pores.

Tonic was created in order to remove traces that remain on the skin after applying cleansers such as lotions or milk. But this problem will be solved with success and ordinary flowing warm water. Tonics, created on the basis of hydroxide acids, cope well with black dots, while not closing the pores. A component that contributes to the narrowing of pores is synthetic vitamin A. The cream with its content has a lifting effect.

You can narrow the expanded pores.

The size of the pores of the skin depends on heredity. On such a myth and make a cosmetic company that assures that they are able to narrow pores. From the theoretical point of view, this is possible, but the problem is that they can appear enlarged if they become clogged with keratin.

The tonal cream should be expensive.

Completely optional. Correctly chosen tonal means of inexpensive brands are no less good than expensive luxury creams. They can also be mixed, for example, a normal foundation with a light reflective. But on the lip gloss it is quite possible to save. The main thing is that the color should come up.

Vaseline is good for dry skin.

Vaseline is ideal for sensitive skin. It is hypoallergenic, since it does not contain fragrances and preservatives. Vaseline forms a film that retains moisture inside the skin, but does not moisturize itself. If the skin is very dry and irritated, apply moisturizing cream in the evening, then Vaseline and leave overnight.

Sleeping on a silk pillow prevents wrinkles.

The older you become, the slower the morning’s caresses on the face. The fact is that collagen and elastin, responsible for the elasticity of the skin, is getting smaller. But the material from which your pillow is made, does not affect it in any way. To avoid wrinkles, sleep on your back. It’s not easy, but possible. The orthopedic pillow will help you.

The water you drink, moisturizes the skin.

Quite right. The full saturation of cells with moisture is carried out by the water we drink, and not from moisturizers. If the body is dehydrated, you look older than it really is. For normal maintenance of an organism with a moisture it is necessary to drink not less than two liters of water in day.

Oily skin can not be dehydrated.

There is a difference between skin prone to dryness and skin dehydrated. In case of dryness, we can talk about the features of the epidermis, and dehydration can be considered a cosmetic disease, some kind of malfunction in the body. This deviation can be observed for all skin types and is accompanied by peeling, dull appearance and a feeling of tightness. Only an experienced beautician in this case will be able to assess the direction of treatment, choose the necessary restorative means.

The consumption of organic products harms the skin.

There is a myth that if you consume organic products, your skin seems to “spread out”.In fact, for the skin, there is almost no difference in whether such food is accepted or not, even on the contrary, the skin covers need a number of vitamins, including natural ones, which give youth and elasticity. Therefore, organic products even help to strengthen the skin.

Doing gymnastics for the face, you block the appearance of wrinkles.

Wrinkles appear with age, as the body begins to lack collagen. But, unfortunately, gymnastics can not stop this process. But still there is little benefit from it, you can make the muscles of the face more durable and adjust small wrinkles.

To prolong skin youth should drink at least a liter of water a day.

A very common myth supported by most well-known photomodels. But if you think that this will really improve the complexion, then you are mistaken. Water helps to clean the kidneys and acts as a suppressant (suppressant) of appetite. If you drink a lot of water at night, the face will be slightly swollen in the morning, correspondingly small wrinkles will be smoothed out. Maybe it is this rejuvenating effect that is meant by the podium professionals?


Dry skin is prone to early appearance of wrinkles.

In the appearance of 80% of wrinkles, which you will see once in the mirror, the sun is to blame. And only 20% – the so-called mimic wrinkles. In smokers, the appearance of wrinkles accelerates for five to six years. However, dehydrated skin can appear flabby and wrinkled, in part with this help a moisturizer.

Drink a minimum amount of water at night, and then in the morning you will look great.

Unfortunately, if you have kidney problems, then this myth is true. But all the rest do not concern, as there is no connection between a glass of water drunk at night and morning “bags” and effusions under the eyes. In the presence of such symptoms, it is better to consult a doctor, rather than deny yourself the use of liquid. But if you always drink coffee, do not be surprised at the image of the person in the mirror.

Head massage can prevent baldness.

From the scientific point of view, this claim has not been proved by anyone. Supporters of massage assure: thus to bulbs of hair more nutrients arrive. Experts believe that head massage has a greater anti-stress effect and placebo effect, which leads to positive results for some (but not for all) of its admirers.

Chlorine gives the hair a green color.

It would seem strange, but such a myth has settled firmly in women’s minds. Meanwhile, copper, not chlorine, makes the hair green. Hair can accumulate copper, acquiring a greenish color, especially noticeable on light hair. If you want to eliminate the effects of copper, then start using shampoo with a lowered PH.

Shaving your toes makes your hair stiffer.

You have as much hair as there is in the DNA, and shaving practically does not affect it. There is no evidence that the hair after shaving grows thicker and stiffer. Just making hairs are like bristles. Exfoliating and moisturizing products will help keep the skin smoother for longer.

Salt whitens teeth.

The same properties are attributed to soda. Dentists say that brushing teeth with salt or soda will not bleach and will not save stains. In addition, these substances are very abrasive and can damage tooth enamel. It’s like scraping the enamel bath with a metal washcloth. To prevent teeth from staining and not yellowing, you need to consume less red wine, coffee, tea. And, of course, quit smoking.

Teeth can be whitened with a lemon.

Many people think that lemon is an excellent tool that allows teeth whitening. Of course, it’s good for them to bleach, for example, pigment spots, but for teeth a new problem appears – the lemon dissolves tooth enamel with its acid. Therefore, having decided to improve your smile, it is better to consult a dentist.

The most effective whitening agent is lemon juice.

Lemon juice contains vitamin C, which has the ability to whiten the skin. Our mothers and grandmothers at that time did not have cosmetics that could bleach the skin, so they used lemon juice to remove freckles and get rid of pigment spots. But it was not a one hundred percent remedy, since lemon juice only exfoliates dead cells and lightly whitens the skin, the freckles could not completely disappear. With a zealous fight against freckles, some women regularly use lemon juice, but they do not know that frequent application of it can lead to bad consequences, namely to an allergic reaction.

Jelly strengthens the nails.

Gelatin – an excellent source of protein, which is the basis of nails. But there is no reason to believe that if there is a lot of jelly, it will directly affect the nails. Amino acids that are contained in gelatin (often called “material for building cells”) are used by the whole body, not just nails. It is best to work on the nails locally. A good way to strengthen the nails are special products – varnishes and oils containing soy protein, vitamin supplements and oil, for example, pink or rosemary.

Artificial nails are harmful.

Many people think that nail extensions spoil them, preventing them from breathing. However, there is no truth in this statement, and harm to nails can be caused by incorrect correction or removal of artificial parts.

Pigmented spots on the face can not be removed.

This statement has long been a myth. Existing methods allow effectively and without a trace to remove pigmented spots, for example, using a laser. Its ray kills cells containing excess melatonin without touching the healthy ones. The complexion is aligned and you quickly get rid of this problem. In this case, do not be afraid of the laser and its effects, its fear is another myth. Today it is believed that this kind of impact is almost the only one capable of removing facial wrinkles, rejuvenating the face. In this case, the impact is noncontact, which reduces to zero the risk of infection. In addition, during the procedure, there is a thermal effect, which also has a beneficial effect on the skin.

Modern technology allows one hundred percent to remove a tattoo.

This is not true, modern technology is in force only to lighten the tattoo. In order to finally get rid of tattoos you need to go through several stages, and it will not be worth it. The result of the removal will depend on what kind of tattoo you have and its size, but, most likely, that its scars will remain. Much depends on the color of the ink, some colors are more difficult to output.

Blonde hair can not be used for laser hair removal.

If you remove the hair with a laser, for example, in the bikini area, then the hair color does not play any role. Laser hair removal is not applicable to gray hair, since they do not contain any pigment, but this has nothing to do with people with blond hair.

Summer is not the best time for laser and photoepilation.

Perhaps this statement emerged from the ban for some time to sunbathe before and after epilation. The very time of year does not present any danger.

Throwing a leg on the leg damages the veins.

This belief is very old, and is transmitted literally from generation to generation, you must have heard it from your mother or even from your grandmother. To some extent, they are right, because with this variant of planting, blood circulation is really disrupted, and it begins to stagnate. However, a simple change of legs will solve this problem. For the emergence of varicose is much more significant heredity. Seeing from relatives on a female line a reticulum from veins on legs or foots, take into consideration, as at you in due course the this disease can be shown.

Women and men should use different makeup.

Of course, most manufacturers have different lines for men and for women. Means intended for men, take into account the specific needs of the skin – softening of skin rough from shaving, its disinfection, women’s cosmetics focuses on other characteristics. Therefore, although from the use of man’s cosmetics, the mustache does not grow and the voice does not coarsen, it is recommended to differentiate the funds on a gender basis.



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