Top 10 Beauty Myths Busted!
Posted On 19th March, 2014 @ 11:25 am by MTV EDITOR

A new study reveals that nine out of 10 women admit to making grooming mistakes such as washing hair daily to bring more volume to it or plucking eyebrows too close to the mirror to get a perfect shape.

Tired of not looking perfect? Check out the 10 most common hair and beauty mistakes:

1. Washing hair too much

You might believe that by washing hair every day you’re keeping it squeaky clean and in top condition. You’re wrong. Washing locks so frequently means you strip them of their natural oils and are actually doing more harm than good. 

Katrina kaif

Katrina kaif

 

2. Applying too much conditioner

People apply conditioner all over hair like the way they do it with shampoo. The hair at roots is new and healthier so concentrate on the tips of hair.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

 

3. Not using a heat protector

There really is no excuse for not protecting hair while using hairdryers and straighteners most days. Blasting hair with heat without shielding it in some way will leave it dry, frizzy and in poor condition.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

 

4. Tying your ponytail in the same place

If you always wear your hair up in a tight ponytail, then try not to tie it in exactly the same place every day. It can cause too much tension on the hair and over time can weaken it.

Nargis Fakri

Nargis Fakri

 

5. Forgetting to wash make-up brushes

It’s one of those jobs you know you should do but just can’t be bothered about. If you fail to give your brushes a good clean then not only will you have mixed colours, you are also allowing bacteria to build up. Aim to give your brushes a clean once a week.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

 

6.Neglecting neck

As part of your daily skin care routine, do you cleanse and moisturise your neck? Thought not. Don’t stop at your chin, make sure you carry on and take care of the thin, delicate skin on your neck. This area can be prone to sensitivity so it is really important to look after it.

Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

 

7. Over-treating and over-covering spots

It’s too easy to apply every spot cream you have to your face as soon as you have a breakout, but don’t. They work on your skin for hours so make sure you always follow the pack instructions to the letter. Likewise, don’t cake them in make-up. Your skin needs time to breath.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

 

8. Applying foundation before moisturiser is dry

Moisturiser needs time to dry so give it a minute before you start applying your foundation. The creaminess of moisturiser can cause makeup to thin out, so if you apply too quickly you’ll get a streaky look.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra

 

9. Plucking eyebrows too close to the mirror

If you pluck too close to the mirror you find yourself looking at every hair rather than looking at the overall shape of your eyebrows. This can leave you with thin, uneven brows. Instead use a large mirror and take a couple of steps back so you can see your whole face, not just your eyebrows.

Deepika

Deepika

 

10. Yellow nails

If you love nail art and never leave the house without a new design or colour on your talons, then you could be prone to yellow nails. Constant decoration can change the natural colour of the nails. The answer? Always apply a base coat and this will help prevent the stains.

Sonam K

Sonam K

 

Do you of any other beauty myths? Tell us in the comments below.

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