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Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction? ABC News~~March 19, 2005


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  • Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction? ABC News~~March 19, 2005

    "Think the Sun Clears Up Acne or Shaving Makes Hair Grow in Thicker? Think Again" ABCNews

    Even though the article is old, I found it to be interesting.


    Shaving makes your hair grow back darker and thicker.

    False. Shaving does not alter the thickness or color of your hair. If shaving made your hair thicker, then every man losing his hair would shave his head. When you shave, you cut the follicle but leave the stub, which is thicker and darker than the ends. But it is true that waxing does cause the hair to grow back thinner and finer, because waxing damages the hair follicle over time.

    Sleeping on the wrong pillow can give you wrinkles.

    True. There's a phenomenon called "sleep creases." Dermatologists say that over many years of crushing your face into the wrong pillow, you can develop more wrinkles. One way to solve the problem is to invest in a memory foam pillow, which reduces pressure on your face. Higher thread count pillowcases, which are smoother, can also help.

    Sunshine will clear up acne.

    False. This is a huge myth that many people believe. When you're sunburned or tanned, the extra color in your skin hides blemishes. The sun also dries up oily skin, which makes people think their skin is clearer. In reality, the sun makes acne worse.

    High heels can cause varicose veins.

    True. It's bad news for all women who love high heels. Doctors say wearing heels builds up pressure in the calves and can cause veins to pop. If you can't part with your stilettos, remove your shoes every hour and point and flex your toes. That will help relieve the pressure in your calves. The good news is that crossing your legs will not cause varicose veins, doctors say.

    Drinking eight glasses of water a day is a must.


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