BULLSHIT SKIN MYTHS
After introducing or reminding you some old wives tales about hair. Let me tell you some other common beliefs about skin. From applying toothpaste to cure zits to never shaving your legs for fear of growing coarse hairs, the myths further on challenge the laws of logic. And I bet most of them are total lies although, there are a few exceptions.
Toothpaste can help to get rid of spots and acne: If truth be told, the soothing minty freshness of the toothpaste does feel like it’s calming and reducing the offending spot in question. But, that is all in our minds. “Although there is no harm in doing this, and the menthol in the toothpaste may have a soothing or slight anesthetic effect, there is no medical evidence to suggest this would be helpful.”
The Solution: Instead, look for over-the-counter treatments such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or you can go for the new age beauty trick, LED lights for perfect skin.
Eating chocolates can give you spots.”
I’ve thought this myself many times, but is it actually the right reason? For a long time, the answer would have been a resounding no, but new research is causing the medical community to think differently. There may be some truth to the old wives’ tale that too much chocolate can cause spots. Hormones initiate spots or acne, that’s why they often occur in teenagers. Recent research suggests a diet high in refined sugars and high glycemic index foods can trigger acne. However, moderate or severe acne is unlikely to be controlled by diet alone.” It seems like munching chocolate occasionally is sort of okay but don’t make it daily habit.
The solution: Eat chocolate as and when you want to, but don’t make it a daily routine.
Shaving your legs makes hair grown back thicker & darker.
This situation is as old as the hills: You’re between waxes but the sun is out (for once) and you want to wear your new shorts or bikini on the beach. What do you think? You won’t shave, as your leg hairs will grow back as coarse and dark as a horse’s tail ? Stop mummering all that shit. Grab that pink razor from you bathroom cupboard and shave those stubborn hairs away. Experts says: Shaving removes the surface hair, so it encourages re-growth. However, shaving does not cause the hair to grow back thicker. When you shave, you slice off the hair giving it a blunt tip, which makes it more noticeable when re-growth occurs. Waxing is more destructive to the hair follicle as it pulls the hair from the root. Therefore, the hair will grow back finer and take longer to come through. I recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.”
The solution: Feel free to shave your legs as and when you need to! To thin the hairs on any part of your body, consider booking regular hot wax or strip wax appointments and for the smooth shaving @ home try using This Method