Do you believe makeup damages the skin? Convinced your hair grows back thicker when you shave it? We, at The Style Symphony separate facts from fiction and bust some common beauty myths.
MYTH 1: It’s not necessary to wear sunscreen in winter.
BUSTED: Just because the heat doesn’t feel harsh on your skin during winter, it doesn’t mean your skin is safe from damage. Harmful UV-A and B rays can penetrate through clouds and even windowpanes, which means that not only do you need to wear sunscreen round the year, but also when you’re inside your house.
MYTH 2: Nail polish cuts off oxygen flow to the nails and makes them yellow.
BUSTED: Nails turn yellow not because of lack of oxygen, but because they absorb the pigment in nail polishes. A simple way to avoid staining is to apply a clear base coat before putting on the color.
MYTH 3: Wearing makeup every day damages the skin over a period of time.
BUSTED: Makeup by good brands will not ruin your skin. Most makeup today is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores, and allows the skin to breathe. Moreover, makeup acts as a protective layer against dust, pollution and the harmful rays of the sun.
MYTH 4: Frequent shampooing causes hair loss.
BUSTED: Shampooing has nothing to do with hair loss! It only removes hair that’s already been toweling, and an overly vigorous scalp massage can cause damage to follicles and result in hair loss.
MYTH 5: Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker and darker.
BUSTED: If that were indeed the case, shaving would be the easiest and cheapest way to get voluminous hair. The hair only appears to be thicker because the hair strands grow back at the same speed. Shaving hair doesn’t make any difference to its thickness or color.
MYTH 6: Oiling hair does not benefit it in any way.
BUSTED: The age-old tradition of oiling hair has direct and indirect benefits. While a massage stimulates the growth of hair follicles, the oil acts as a conditioner.