Beauty Myths

Cucumber Reduces Eye Puffiness
Cucumbers do not reduce puffiness. Cucumbers are able to stay cold for long periods of time outside of a refrigerator. It is the cold that reduces puffiness by causing the blood vessels around our eyes to contract and therefore reducing swelling.

Putting toothpaste on spots helps them go down
Toothpaste contains very small quantities of an antibacterial ingredient known as triclosan which is often used in spot treatments. However, it also contains a host of other ingredients that aren't specifically targeted for skin and can actually cause blockages. I would recommend putting Lavender oil on spots as it has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties – much better.

Waxing encourages hair growth
Waxing does the opposite, it actually thins and weakens hair and over time the re-growth will become sparse.  When hair grows back after waxing or shaving the hair is a bit shorter than normal, therefore seeming thicker and coarser whilst longer hair appears finer. 

Dry and dehydrated skin are the same thing
They are completely different.  Dry skin is lacking in oil and dehydrated skin lacks water, skin can be both dry and dehydrated.  To combat dehydrated skin use a serum and drink plenty of water and for dry skin use a nourishing facial oil.

Oily skin does not need a moisturiser
Everyone needs a moisturiser to protect their skin from free radicals and as a base for makeup on a daily basis.  It is important to use the right moisturiser with the right ingredients for your skin type. 

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