Seven Beauty Myths

July 18, 2011 by CA Johnson  
Published in Beauty

There are a lot of beauty tips that we follow. Do these tips work? Find out seven beauty myths that are revealed in this article.

We tend to use a lot of beauty tips in order to help our hair and skin look better.  Did you know that some beauty tips are myths?  I read an article that revealed seven beauty myths that I want to share with you.  A couple of these beauty myths are about hair and the others are about skin.  You may or may not have known these seven beauty myths.

Myth: Brushing your hair 100 times a day will make it shiny
Most women want shiny hair and believe that brushing your hair 100 times a day will make it shinier. Unfortunately that is not going to make your hair shine. It actually creates more problems for your hair.  You are damaging your hair follicles, which will cause your hair to break.  I try to brush my hair 25 times unless I lose count.  I don’t want to do anything that will break off my hair.

Myth: Piling your hair on top of your head when you shampoo it will help it lather
You shouldn’t do this at all.  Piling your hair on top of your head will cause it to get tangled when you comb and set your hair.  I used to pile my hair on top of my head all of the time.  It would always tangle when I set it.  After I read this myth, I stopped doing it.  It has helped me so far.  When I comb my hair, it’s not tangled anymore.  It is a relief because my hair is thick and it gets very tangled when it’s wet.  Now I later my hair downward instead of piling it on my head and it’s working for now.

Myth: Using cocoa butter will get rid of stretch marks
Cocoa butter works for many things, but it doesn’t get rid of stretch marks.  The only way to get rid of stretch marks is through laser removal.  You can use cocoa butter to help prevent stretch marks from appearing.  Frequently massage your skin with cocoa butter to improve elasticity.  This will make stretch marks less likely to appear.

Myth: Using Vaseline on your face is great for preventing wrinkles and moisturizing your face
Vaseline is great for skin conditions, but it doesn’t prevent wrinkles and should never be used on your face.  Since Vaseline is rich in texture, it can actually cause damage by clogging your pores, which isn’t helped by the fact that the skin on your face is the most sensitive area.  To slow down the aging process, it’s recommended that you moisturize your face with sunscreen during the day.  After washing your face at night, a moisturizer should be applied to prevent dry, flaky skin.  I used to put Vaseline on my face because I thought it would make it softer.  I don’t have wrinkles so I didn’t use it for that.  Now I know not to use it on my face anymore.

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35 Responses to “Seven Beauty Myths”
  1. Barbara Says:

    I never really understood the hair brushing thing. I’m going to have to work on this huge knot I have. Luckily it is hidden by my hair. I rarely get knots but this one is a doozy so it should be all kinds of fun to work on.

    The only thing I’ve used toothpaste for besides my toothbrush would be the face of my watch since for some crazy reason it helps remove the scratches or cleans it or whatever.

    I’ve never heard the one about washing a lot but it doesn’t make sense to me. But it also doesn’t apply to me since I’m so white I’m practically see through.

    The only time I might pile my hair on top of my head would be when I’m dying it. Aside from that I don’t do that and rarely get any tangles which are a real pain since apparently I have a lot of hair at least that’s what they always say when I get a haircut.


  2. mphsglo Says:

    I have heard of a few of those, but, no, I’ve never tried any. I think I would probably end up bald if I brushed my hair 100 times a day. lol

  3. The Silver Phoenix Says:

    brilliant and really interesting article. all the 7 myths were fun to read and their remedies too. very enjoyable. thanks for sharing.

  4. SharifaMcFarlane Says:

    Toothpaste will bleach the skin and damage it. Using it for pimples will do harm to the skin.

  5. Eunice Tan Says:

    Those myths are rather weird. Thank you for telling us that they are not true.

  6. Aiyanna Says:

    Hehehe!!! Nice tips Cheryl, ironically all the things I do except for the hair. I use Coconut and Castor Oils for my hair and natural Shampoo, usually Herbal Essences. For my skin, I use Castor Oil and baby oil and no make up, but do have my creams for my outdoor appearance…
    I did use Toothpaste to dry my pimples on face but also added a little baby oil into it to keep the skin oiled.
    Cocoa Butter was used for my pregnancy stretch marks and I have minimal stretch marks on my stomach and thighs…
    I am a simple person for the rest of them but thats what I use and I am 32 years old and have been teased as a person in my mid 20’s with the above….

  7. James Henry Abrina Says:

    I’m not a metrosexual so vanity is not my thing. A good thing I guess.

  8. Wherner5 Says:

    thanks for the share. i really thought putting toothpaste on a pimple would work… better check up with a few people right away!

  9. Hettie Says:

    Thanks for the tips, I use to use vaseline to protect my hands while milking cows.

  10. martie Says:

    There are a lot of myths out there. I actually heard of all of these but, the only one I do is pile my hair when I wash it because it easier for me. Thankfully, my hair does not tangle easily even when wet.

  11. Christine Ramsay Says:

    Thanks for pointing out those myths. I haven’t tried any of them before.

  12. dino renaldo Says:

    good tips..thanks

  13. Baijayanti Pradhan Says:

    Good to know.

  14. CHAN LEE PENG Says:

    There are many myths surrounding beauty. It is always good to seek for a qualified professional before trying them.

  15. Ruby Hawk Says:

    Very good information but my dermatologist does recommend vaseline for a night cream.she says there is nothing better. I don’t think it prevents wrinkles but does keep your face soft and supple.

  16. Jewelstar Says:

    Cocoa butter, thats news to me. But I prefer to use it in my cakes and deserts. Vaseline, I use them only for my hands as a moisturizer. These myths are really funny. Good one!

  17. CA Johnson Says:

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment on my article. I really appreciate the support and I enjoyed reading your comments.

  18. LCM Linda Says:

    Great clarification for the beauty tips. It is important to do the right things. Otherwise, the fixing cost afterwards could be very high.

  19. LoveDoctor Says:

    This is very good information. I used to pile my hair on top of my head as well. I don’t do it anymore. I agree with doing more damage to the hair if you brush it 100 times as opposed to brushing it only when necessary. Thanks for the tips & thank you for your friendship and support.

  20. Starpisces Says:

    really interesting and informative.
    Brushing hair 100 times, haha, they will drop!

  21. beingwell Says:

    Interesting share! Get enough sleep. That’s one good beauty tip!

  22. Lady Sunshine Says:

    Thank you for dispelling several beauty myths for us.

  23. anndavey650 Says:

    Nice to know the truth!

  24. BC Doan Says:

    I’m glad to know that all these myths are not true! They sound too good to be!

  25. sambasivarao Says:

    Very nice article

  26. PR Mace Says:

    I have fallen for a few of these like the toothpaste. Excellent post to rid us of the myths.

  27. Brenda Nelson Says:

    Thanks for exposing these beauty myths. I would have been too lazy to brush my hair 100 times

  28. Tulan Says:

    I used to brush my hair 100 strokes every night. I think it did make it
    shiner but I eventually stopped doing it.

  29. gaby7 Says:

    Very helpful information here!

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  31. The Silver Phoenix Says:

    these are all so helpful and interesting to read. a special thanks for providing the remedies to these seven beauty myths too.

  32. CHAN LEE PENG Says:

    Read this article before. Gave you fb like it.

  33. papaleng Says:

    Good you pointed out those beauty myths. Informative one.

  34. SharifaMcFarlane Says:

    Misleading myths.

  35. wonder Says:

    Yes the skin gets clogged and makes matters worse. A valid share to cure wrong notions.

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