A lot of beauty myths are completely false, for example washing your hair in beer does not make it shiny. It makes you smell like you spent the night in a dingy bar and someone spilt their drink on you. However, some of the classic beauty old wives tales do actually work. These are our tried and tested beauty myths:
1. Coconut oil for your hair, skin and teeth.
Basically coconut oil is sent down from the gods, it works for everything. Makeup remover, breath freshener, makeup brush cleaner, lip balm, frizz tamer, dandruff treatment, deep conditioner, boyfriend troubles, brexit...
2. Cold green tea bags for puffy eyes.
Cucumber only works because it's cold and wet, whereas cold green tea bags actually reduce the appearance of blood vessels. Due to the caffeine and antioxidants they can even reduce inflammation.
3. Charcoal face mask.
Yup this one actually works. It can get rid of blackheads, whiteheads and other impurities. If you make the mask with aloe vera and shea butter it'll ensure the charcoal doesn't strip your skin too much.
4. Cayenne pepper lip plumper.
Just mix it into a paste with olive oil and apply to the lips for five minuets, it will tingle but don't be put off- that's normal. A great temporary lip plumper which isn't as risky as fillers.
5. Mayonnaise to protect your hair.
'Ew' is a normal response to this, but hear me out. Blake Lively uses it, and her hair is perfection. You apply it to the bottom of your hair before showering, which means that the ends are protected when shampooing. Just rinse thoroughly, obv.
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