12 Beauty and Health Myths Everyone Believes That Actually Aren’t True

When I was younger, I was told that putting any kind of makeup on my face would make me break out. Because of that, I avoided concealer, foundation and anything of the sort because I didn’t want to make my acne worse – and in doing so, I made myself more self-conscious because my pimples weren’t hidden at all. A few years later, I found out that the myth isn’t true: makeup doesn’t cause acne. Sure, wearing makeup that doesn’t react with your skin can cause some breakouts or even a rash, but if you pick the right makeup, it could even help your acne.

We hear beauty and health myths like this all over the place. A lot of them come from our moms, grandmas or aunts, who may have heard something years and years ago that has since been disproven. A lot of them are from doctors who are passing off personal beliefs as facts. And a lot of them are from Pinterest, which can offer many amazing tips, but at the same time can also offer many terrible tips that you should never listen to.

Want to know what’s real and what’s fake? Here are 12 beauty and health myths everyone believes that actually aren’t true, taken from Reddit threads like this one, this one, and this one.

Which of these beauty and health myths did you believe? Which do you disagree with? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.

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