Thursday, February 26, 2015

Anti-Aging “Myths” that You Should be Aware of

There are countless ways to remain beautiful even in old age. Unfortunately, those factors listed below do not contribute anything to helping you look young, even if many of them have gotten to the point that they became very pervasive ideas.

So, with that said, here are the anti-aging “myths” you need to take note of if you are thinking of doing either one the few mentioned below:

1. Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated

It is true that constant hydration can be very helpful for you in the long run. However, the ever-common notion of drinking water every time you have the chance just so you can have beautiful skin does not—please pardon the pun—“water” at all. You can keep yourself from being dehydrated, but being overhydrated does not add anything significant to the look of your skin. If anything, a moisturiser can be more helpful for this purpose.

2. Brushing your hair 100 times to make it shinier

Really, the main thing why brushing your hair a hundred times to achieve silky smoothness does not hold much weight these days is because of the fact that it just takes too much work, and it looks like an activity lifted straight out of an obsessive-compulsive’s handbook. But of course, there is a valid reason to why no one is advising anyone to perform 100 brush strokes in a single sitting: it ruins your hair by thinning it. You are better off to brushing your hair with moderate strokes.

3. “Premium” beauty products work twice as well as those bought from the drugstore

If a product was presented in a very exquisite and classy manner in front of you, would you buy it? Chances are, all answers should point to “yes”. However, as to its effectiveness, you would probably be surprised to know that that high-class product does not have that much difference with a same one brought from a drugstore. As it turns out, the price you are paying for that classy product is mostly based on its packaging rather than the ingredients used for making the product.