In the world of women, there are some myths we slave to with an almost religious commitment without realizing most of them are utter nonsense!
To help our gal pals out, we’ve put together a list of most common myths going around, hoping women will stop believing them once and for all.
Ready? Here we go:
#1 Drinking Plenty of Water Keeps Your Skin Hydrated
Contrary to popular belief, the skin isn’t moisturized by water but by your skin’s oils.
Water consumption will give you youthful-looking, radiant skin, as water helps your body cleanse of toxins.
Which also, improves overall body health and hydration.
However, do remember that the skin can only be hydrated through natural oil production. Another way to hydrate is by applying lotions, topical creams, and oils that suit your skin type.
#2 Resistance Training Will Make You Bulky
Women fear of getting big thighs if they turn up the resistance too much which is an irrational fear altogether.
Believe it or not – the opposite is true. How so? Well, with high-intensity strength training the metabolism speeds up and helps you burn fat, additionally helping the body get solid definition and strengthen muscles.
What is more, with high-intensity training you burn calories even when you are not working out!
#3 Makeup Causes Breakouts
Although we are lead to believe makeup causes breakouts, it is not always so. Usually, a severe skin routine is what causes breakouts and acne, and makeup only adds to the problem.
The easiest way to steer clear of pimples is to use clean brushes and sponges when applying makeup, remove makeup before going to bed and watch for out-dated products.
#4 You Shouldn’t Snack in the Evenings
Three slices of cake on your lap at 11 pm sure won’t do your figure right, but they wouldn’t even if you had them at 11 am.
We are lead to believe that snacking anytime after 6 pm is utterly wrong for both our health and figure, but the truth is that late-night snacking won’t mess up your healthy routine at all.
The key is in the size of your portion and the type of food you are eating.
For instance, some yogurt and a piece of fruit are excellent while a bag of chips and a donut isn’t. So, if you feel hungry, it’s better to have a healthy snack than go to bed with your stomach grumbling.
#5 Pulling out Grey Hair Will Result in More Grey Hair at the Same Spot
This myth is quite old given the fact we’ve first heard it from our grandmas.
The truth is, however, a bit scarier than we’d anticipated. While plucking grey hair won’t necessarily result in a forest of grey hair, it might create bald patches. Why? Plucking out hairs damages the hair follicle permanently, meaning that you will have only one strand of hair grow per follicle except in cases when your hair follicles are merging with one another (which is extremely rare).
Next time you are tempted to pluck out your strands of grey, choose to color instead.
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