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6 Beauty Mantras that are really Myths

6 Beauty Mantras that are really Myths

Stop the press! Not everything you thought you knew about skincare, haircare and makeup is true. We’ve listed out which beauty mantras are myths in disguise.

  1. You can fix split ends without a haircut
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    You can fix split ends without a haircut

    When a strand of hair splits, it’s gotta go. There is no potion that will be able to fix split ends for you, although the Grow Gorgeous End Split Ends tonic can delay them moving further upwards until you find time to get them chopped off.

    Infused with a rich, exotic blend of Amazonian oils, including acai, palm and inca inchi, this leave-in end treatment will hide damaged ends and leave your hair looking healthy.

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  2. You shouldn't use retinol with AHAs or BHAs
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    You shouldn't use retinol with AHAs or BHAs

    It’s a common misconception that retinol does its job by exfoliating the skin, so it makes sense that there’s some uncertainty about using it alongside alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids.

    Remember that retinol is an antioxidant and one of the few ingredients that can correct years of UV and environmental damage.
    Retinol works on several layers of the skin whereas AHAs and BHAs are targeted towards the skin surface only, sloughing away dead skin cells.

    Retinol is not an exfoliant.

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  3. Your skin adapts to your favorite skincare so it eventually stops working
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    Your skin adapts to your favorite skincare so it eventually stops working

    Not true.

    As the researchers at Paula’s Choice put it: If spinach and grapes are healthy for you they are always healthy, and they continue to be healthy, even if you eat them every day. The same is true for your skin, as long as you are applying what is healthy for skin (and avoiding negative external sources such as unprotected sun exposure) it remains healthy.

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  4. White marks on your nails are the sign of a calcium deficiency
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    White marks on your nails are the sign of a calcium deficiency

    False.

    It is more likely that your nails have suffered mild trauma, such as regular contact with acetone or regular drilling at the nail salon. Use a nail treatment such as Dermelect’s Rejuvenail Fortfiying Nail and Cuticle Treatment to restore your nail beds to health and shine.

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  5. Waterproof mascara is the best kind to use
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    Waterproof mascara is the best kind to use

    Unless you’ll be in an particularly hot climate, or you’re likely to come into contact with water (say, at a theme park or a synchronized swimming event), avoid waterproof mascaras.

    Waterproof formulas are very drying on the eye area, and since these are harder to remove you might end up rubbing your eyes more and probably lose some lashes.

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  6. Don't layer foundation
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    Don't layer foundation

    That one heavy layer of foundation is better than three light layers of different foundation simply isn’t true.

    Buildable coverage looks way more natural and will last a lot longer than heavy application. Finish with setting powder for all day flawless.

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Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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