Here is a beauty tip from mom, as a well-intentioned piece of advice from grandma: There is much wisdom about beauty. The problem? Not all claims are true but persist. That lip balm is addictive, is for example nonsense. “You just get used to the nourishing effect, which you are reluctant to do without once you have been able to experience the positive effects,” says dermatologist Dr. med. Patricia Ogilvie.
We have had ten other beauty myths reviewed by a total of six experts – with very interesting results:
1. CREAMING MAKES THE SKIN DEPENDENT
The skin does not adapt to the care, it does not produce less lipid or moisture as soon as you apply a cream, it supports the skin in its natural balance and compensates for it by adding and moisturizing provide a smooth skin feel. ” Dr. Jessica Schäfer, development of Nivea facial care.
2. EYE BREWING: WHAT’S GONE IS GONE
“If you pluck hair more often, as is the case with the eyebrows, the hair root is strained and usually thins out a thinner hair – but sometimes nothing grows anymore.” This is individually different and not after one or two plucking the case, but more like months to years. ” Dr. Melanie Hartmann, the dermatological consultant for Gillette Venus.
3. DAILY 100 BRUSH STROKES MAKE THE HAIR SHINE
“That’s right because it smooths the hair structure so that the surface can reflect light better – the mane shines.” Another advantage: brushing allows the natural hair follicle, which protects the delicate cuticle layer, from the roots to the tips. ” Benjamin Becher, hair expert Garnier.
4. YOU GET PIMPLES FROM CHOCOLATE
“For pimples, the genetically caused sebaceous gland size and number responsible.” Hormones stimulate sebum production, in bacterial colonization, it comes to inflammation and impurities. “In principle, there is no” simple diet “or food that can cause pimples in all people. Dr. Patricia Ogilvie, scientific and dermatological consultant of Olaz.
5. MAN GETS GRAY HAIR THROUGH STRESS
“The graying of the hair is initially a pure aging phenomenon that we can not escape due to the increasing” fatigue “of the melanocytes, which produce the natural hair color pigment melanin in the hair root. You know now that the production of melanin by some others Factors such as hormone balance, but also stress can play a role here. ” Dr. Astrid Kleen, Head of Research and Development for Colorants at Henkel.
6. MASCARA IS NOT GOOD FOR THE EYELASHES
“Generally, mascara is not a problem for the eyelashes, as long as you thoroughly make-up in the evening and do not rub to doll.” Waterproof products should not be used daily, they are hard to get back down not a few hairs. ” Miriam Jacks, make-up artist L’Oréal Paris.
7. EYE CARE HAS NO SPECIAL BENEFIT
On the contrary! It is a very recommendable measure from the beginning of the 20th century – after all, the eye region is the first to reveal skin aging effects. The skin is much thinner here and therefore marked earlier by dryness wrinkles and loss of elasticity than in the rest of the face. Dr. Patricia Ogilvie, scientific and dermatological consultant of Olaz.
8. SCRUBS DRY OUT THE SKIN
“No, peels gently remove impurities and dead skin cells, stimulate anti-aging cell renewal and increase skin circulation, gently remove excess sebum without drying out the skin, and preserve the skin’s moisture balance.” Dr. Jessica Schäfer, development of Nivea facial care.
9. THE MORE OFTEN YOU WASH YOUR HAIR, THE FASTER YOU GREASE IT
To explain: A shampoo is used to cleanse the hair and scalp, the cleaning effect is carried out by the washing-active substances (surfactants) which dissolve fats, thus also attacking the natural protective film of the scalp, the sebum. The withdrawal of sebum causes an imbalance and the sebaceous glands in the scalp react with increased new production of sebum to restore the protective film. ” Dr. Astrid Kleen, Head of Research and Development for Colorants at Henkel.
10. NAIL POLISH BREAKS THE NAILS
“That used to be true, but nowadays almost all nail polishes are” 5-free. “That means they contain no nail-damaging substances such as formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylenes, and camphor, often enriched with caring ingredients and oils. ” Miriam Jacks, make-up artist L’Oréal Paris.