MYTHS ABOUT BODY CARE TIPS

Myths About Body Care Tips

 

Myths about body care tips tend to stick in your mind - even though the majority of them have absolutely no scientific research or proof behind them. Let’s take a closer look at nine of the most common body care myths and get to the truth.

DEBUNKING NINE COMMON MYTHS ABOUT BODY CARE TIPS

YOU GET THE BEST SLEEP BEFORE MIDNIGHT

1. YOU GET THE BEST SLEEP BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Wrong. The phases of deep sleep – the time when your mind and body recover – are the most important.

These usually take place in the first five hours after going to sleep, regardless of the time.

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO DRINK TOO MUCH WATER

2. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO DRINK TOO MUCH WATER

On the contrary. Too much water can a ctually harm your body. Especially when you sweat a lot, which deprives your body of salt.

A very rough recommendation is to drink around two – three litres a day. This may vary depending on your body weight and amount of activity.

SWEATING GIVES YOU A GREAT FIGURE

3. SWEATING GIVES YOU A GREAT FIGURE

Not really. Sweating is good for your well-being, but it does not make you slimmer.

The water your lose during sport or in the sauna from sweating is immediately restored when you rehydrate.

UNDERARM SWEAT ALWAYS SMELLS BAD

4. UNDERARM SWEAT ALWAYS SMELLS BAD

Not at all. Sweat is odourless. An unpleasant smell only develops when your body’s own bacteria start decomposing the sweat. Using an antiperspirant will help you fight body odour.

SPOTS ON YOUR NAILS ARE CAUSED BY A LACK OF CALCIUM

5. SPOTS ON YOUR NAILS ARE CAUSED BY A LACK OF CALCIUM

Not true. These spots are likely caused by small lacerations where your nails are grow ing.

SHAVING MAKES YOUR HAIR GROW BACK THICKER

6. SHAVING MAKES YOUR HAIR GROW BACK THICKER

Not true. When shaved hair grows back, the stumps only look thicker because they’re all the sa me length.

BATHING FOR TOO LONG CAUSES DRY SKIN

7. BATHING FOR TOO LONG CAUSES DRY SKIN

In principle, this is true. But, not when you follow these basic rules:

  • Keep the water temperature around 38 degrees
  • Bathe for no more than 30 minutes
  • Rehydrate your skin and apply a moisturising body lotion after each bath or showe

CHOCOLATE GIVES YOU PIMPLES

8. CHOCOLATE GIVES YOU PIMPLES

Wrong. An unhealthy diet can negatively affect your skin.

However, blocked pores, cause d by your hormonal state, your skin type and your skin care, are the primarily cause of pimples.

CROSSING YOUR LEGS CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS

9. CROSSING YOUR LEGS CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS

Forget it. Crossing your legs has nothing to do with it.

Vein disorders primarily occur due to genetic weaknesses in your connective tissue.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.