The thing about the cosmetic companies is they advertise their products not only to promote them but also to set up certain beliefs that we accept without a question.
There are number of situations in which we blindly implement everything from the commercials without considering that they are another marketing trick that only brings profits to those companies.
There has been a number of people around the globe who tested all those advertising products and which results prove to be very interesting.
We have tested 9 of those tricks and these are the results.
1. Your hair will be thicker and stronger if you shave (wax) them
Myth. Shaving your hair with a blade won’t affect the firmness or the growing of the hair. On the contrary after shaving your hair looks stronger because of its sharp peaks. As they grow they will become softer.
2. Eating chocolate leads to acne
Myth. Any product that contains sugar increases the blood sugar who acts on the sebaceous glands stimulating them to secrete more sebum.
3. Cucumber removes those dark circles under your eyes
Myth. Thanks to the vitamins A and E, cucumber masks can reduce the swelling and they can regenerate our cells.
4. You should change your shampoo because your hair is use to it and it’s not practical anymore
Myth. Your shampoo has only one function and that is to clean your scalp and your hair from toxic chemicals. Everything else that you hear is a marketing trick. So if you’re happy with your shampoo then you don’t need to replace it.
5. Toothpaste removes pimples
Myth. Toothpaste among other things contains menthol which can make things even worse if you use it on an open wound. It can only dry out your pimple but nothing else.
6. Your skin is clean and smooth if it is firm and hard when you touch it
Myth. Having a firm skin doesn’t mean that you have cleaned it perfectly. That feeling of tension only shows that you have used the wrong cleaner or that you have washed your face for too long.
7. You don’t feel your perfume
Truth. It is hard to feel your perfume after using it for some time. That’s because your receptors are used to the smell and don’t record it like before.
8. If you are already tanned you can’t have sunburns
Myth. Since your cells have been destroyed by the UV radiation that means you will have less pigment present in your body and you will be more sensitive to the new radiation.
9. Don’t use oil on your oily skin
Myth. Oily skin needs more moisturizing than any other skin in your body. Keep in mind that if your skins continuous to be very dry your body will start to produce excessive amounts of fat in order to avoid the dryness.