Myth: Chocolate makes you break out.
Myth: Cucumbers will help de-puff your eyes.
Myth: 8 hours sleep can help me lose weight.
Myth: Your cell phone can make you break out.
Myth: Waxing or shaving will make my hair grow back thicker.
Myth: Pumping the mascara wand helps to apply mascara better.
Myth: Sharing makeup with your friends is like trading germs.
Myth: Popping a zit is fine if only done once in awhile.
Myth: Obsessive face washing can eliminate acne.
Myth: Drinking tea can make my teeth look yellow.
Myth: Drinking lots of water will keep my skin healthy.
Myth: The best place to apply perfume is on pulse points.
Myth: Cocoa butter will help get rid of stretch marks.
Myth: Olive oil can be used to make an at-home cleanser.
Myth: Split ends can be reversed.
Myth: Tanning in the sun clears up bad skin.
Myth: Spot reducing exercise works.
Myth: Avocados can make a great skin mask.
Myth: Certain cleansers can make your pores smaller.
Myth: Crossing your legs causes varicose veins.
Myth: Toothpaste can zap a zit.
Myth: Matching eye shadow will make your eye color pop.
Fiction. Actually, contrasting your eye makeup with your eye color is what will really stand out. Here are a couple recommendations based on your eye color:
Green/Hazel: Plum, deep browns, and light golden hues
Blue: Smoky charcoals, chocolate, and bright berry tones
Brown: Soft pinks, natural beige, and shades of bronze
Myth: White wine can stain teeth in addition to red wine.
Myth: Teeth whiteners can damage tooth enamel.
Myth: I pluck one gray hair, multiple gray hairs will grow back in it's place.
Myth: Consistently wearing dark nail polish can turn your nails a yellowish hue.
Myth: Sleeping on your back may prevent wrinkles.
Myth: Brushing your hair 100 times every night will increase its shine.
Fiction. We wish! Brushing your hair too much actually increases the potential for pulling out strands of hair. Instead, just brush your hair when drying or styling it and use a shine spray like Rusk Shining Sheen and Movement Myst if you're looking for more luster.
Myth: Cutting your hair will make hair grow faster.
Myth: Beauty products have an expiration date.
Fact. That's right — just like groceries, your beauty and hair products have a shelf life, too. The expiration date depends on the beauty product. Here are a couple common ones:
Mascara and Liquid Eye Liners: 3 months
Liquid Face Makeup, Cream Eye Shadow: 6 months
Powder Face Makeup, Powder Eye Shadows, Pencil Eye Liners, Lipstick, Lip gloss: 2 years