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Don’t Be Fooled! 10 Beauty Myths Debunked

Beauty Myths RevealedFor April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d share some beauty truths and tips from the experts so that you can avoid being fooled ever again!

Here are 10 True or False questions and practical advice from Aussie Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa, Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Nadine, Clairol Principal Scientist Lesley Bride, Secret Senior Scientist Dr. Susan Biehle-Hulette, Olay Principal Scientist Mary Johnson, and COVERGIRL Principal Scientist Dr. Sarah Vickery:

1. True or False? Waterproof mascara is tougher on eye lashes than regular mascara.
TRUE! Celeb Makeup Artist Amy Nadine recommends only using waterproof mascara several times a year or over regular mascara as a last coat. Check out Babble’s 10 Mascaras Under $10.

2. True or False? Find the harshest possible lighting to apply foundation.
FALSE. Apply makeup in forgiving light for a more natural look suggests Amy. To get foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly without leaving home, read my review of Prescriptives Custom Blend Video Chat.

3. True or False? For every gray hair plucked, two will grow in its place.
FALSE. Phew! Sarah Potempa provides a sigh of relief to women everywhere but still cautions that plucking gray hair will cause one new hair with less pigment and coarser texture to grown in its place. To help strands look more like a highlight, let it grow and add toner to mask the gray.

4. True or False? Waxing eye brows causes wrinkles around the eye.
FALSE. Natural aging, environmental damage, and constant movement of eyes are what contribute to fine lines and wrinkles according to Olay’s principal scientist Mary Johnson.

5. True or False? Wearing nail polish turns nails yellow over time.
TRUE & FALSE. COVERGIRL principal scientist Dr. Sarah Vickery says that temporary yellowing of the nails depends on shade and types of pigment used in polish. Always apply a base coat to prevent nail staining.

6. True or False? You can add collagen back to skin with anti-aging cream.
FALSE. Collagen in creams is too large to penetrate the skin. The most promising way to increase the skin’s collagen is with moisturizer containing active ingredients like matrixl and niacinamide, shown in skin cell studies to boost natural production of collagen and in clinical studies to strengthen the skin’s barrier when formulated into a moisturizer. Its that strong barrier that helps maintain its natural production of collagen.

7. True or False? Shampoo fades color.
FALSE. At east 80% of fading is attributed to shower water alone says Clairol principal scientist Lesley Bride.

8. True or False? Rinsing with cold water locks in moisture to leave hair shinier.
TRUE! A quick rinse with cold water and a cool blast or air after blow drying helps seal the hair cuticle confirms Sarah Potempa.

9. True or False? Sweating causes body odor.
TRUE & FALSE. According to Dr. Susan Biehle-Hulette, sweat itself is odorless. Body odor is caused by bacteria, which consumes components in sweat, like protein and amino-acids. Secret Clinical Strength made my list of 25 Beauty Products To Try This Spring.

10. True or False: A haircut makes your hair grow faster?
FALSE. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, grow it out as long as possible and keep it healthy with the use of a heat protectant or mask treatment in between 1/4 inch trims, 2-3 times a year.

Here’s what products the experts recommend:


  • Don’t Be Fooled! 10 Beauty Myths Debunked 1 of 9
    Don't Be Fooled! 10 Beauty Myths Debunked
  • CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast $7 2 of 9
    CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast $7
    Get it here.
  • CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation $10 3 of 9
    CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation $10
    Get it here.
  • Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream And Lash Serum Duo $13 4 of 9
    Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream And Lash Serum Duo $13
    Get it here.
  • Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Fragrance Free $8 5 of 9
    Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Fragrance Free $8
    Get it here.
  • Clairol Nice ‘n Easy with Color Blend Technology Permanent Color $8 6 of 9
    Clairol Nice 'n Easy with Color Blend Technology Permanent Color $8
    Get it here.
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner $4 7 of 9
    Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deeeeep Conditioner $4
    Get it here.
  • Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response $8 8 of 9
    Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response $8
    Get it here.
  • CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss $3 9 of 9
    CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss $3
    Get it here.

How many answers did you guess correctly? Learn anything new?

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