5 Beauty Myths: Busted!
#1 Rubbing Your Eyes Causes Wrinkles
No, you will not get crow’s-feet just from rubbing your eyes when you’re sleepy. However, it is the combination or gravity and repeatedly moving facial muscles- as when we laugh or frown- what can break down the collagen in our skin creating wrinkles over time. In any case, today you can use effective anti aging treatments may help you delay this process. That being said, rubbing your eyes when you’re sleepy is still not a good idea because you can cause scratches on the surface of your eyes. Some people try treatments such as fraxal lasers to remove unwanted crow’s feet.
#2 100 Hair Brushes A Day Will Make It Shiny
The 2004 book “One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed” by Melissa Panarello might be a good one, but it’s not recommended to follow this piece of advice.
One hundred strokes is too much, and you’ll end up doing more harm than good, as hair breaks. Still, it is advisable to brush it gently, as by stroking it a few times here and there you’ll be distributing the natural oils your scalp produces. Besides, soft brushes helps get rid of impurities in addition to stimulating blood flow.
#3 If You Pluck a Gray Hair, 10 More Will Grow
We don’t know who invented this story, but he or she was actually very cruel. Besides it doesn’t matter if your hair is grey, black, brown, red or blonde…how can a person get ten new hair follicles from merely plucking one? If we think it through, this myth never made sense. If you are concerned about gray hair, just see a colorist.
#4 In Summer, Hair Grows Faster than in Winter
There is no real evidence to support this myth. Although many women say that their hair grows faster in summer, the difference –if any- is hardly noticeable. However, if you live in a cold climate, there could be a little more breakage than if you live in a warm weather, which could be a possible explanation of what happens. Yet, women may experience faster hair growth during pregnancy, due to an increase in hormone level. Women are able to grow longer hair than men because they have longer anagen phases.
#5 Varicose Veins Are Caused by Crossing Your Legs
It is actually caused by many different factors –for instance, standing- but you will not get it from sitting down. The truth is that people who get pronounced veins generally have a genetic predisposition to them, or jobs that require them to stand most of the time.
To avoid getting varicose veins, there are a few things you can do, starting from exercising. Riding a bicycle or an exercise bike keeps your legs in motion triggering blood flow and therefore avoiding pressure on the circulatory system.
Secondly, it is important to avoid standing for long periods of time. If you are required to do so for working reasons, make sure you walk around every thirty minutes or so. Last but not least, keep your weight down. If you carry around a significant amount of weight, you’ll be putting a lot of pressure on your legs, which could harm the veins within them. A steady, healthy weight will prevent you from getting varicose veins.