Studies tell us that there are more than 8 reasons why self-care is essential in our early days. However, taking care of ourselves and learning about our bodies must be based on information based on science and facts, not on myths and opinions.
We are all about maintaining a healthy relationship with our bodies. That is why we have compiled a list of debunked myths that we unknowingly live by.
Cracking our knuckles leads to arthritis.
The popping sound when we snap our fingers can occur for any number of reasons, including relaxation, but the buzz surrounding it is loosely based on fact.
While frequent cracking and snapping of the fingers can cause injury, scientists say it does not increase the risk of arthritis.
Eating before bedtime makes you overweight.
Eating late at night may be linked to weight gain. It is somewhat true, especially when it comes to eating an extra meal after dinner. However, skipping a meal and making up for it by eating hours after dinner is an exception.
It turns out that knowing how much you eat is more important than when you eat since calorie intake is more important for maintaining a healthy weight.
Chocolate causes breakouts.
No skincare would be complete without facial regimens and other proven practices for fresh, glowing skin. A typical “no-no” food when it comes to maintaining a smooth face is chocolate.
Chocolate is often associated with oily skin and intense breakouts, especially on the face. That’s why face-conscious people avoid sweet treats. Even so, there is no scientific evidence that this claim is true, as there are mixed results in studies.
Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker.
Hair removal has become increasingly fashionable in recent years. Getting rid of body hair in unwanted areas has opened new doors for various techniques. But there is one method that people tend to avoid: shaving, especially on delicate parts.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but shaving really isn’t a bad way to get rid of hair. The after-shave effect can make growing hairs look darker and rounder, but it is actually due to the thicker base, its thickness, and the lack of exposure to some elements (such as sun and soap, for example). ).
Healthy teeth look bright white.
Almost every ad we see has models flashing in pearl white. That is why we are so eager to brighten our smiles in different ways. However, the opposite is actually an indicator of good teeth.
Having a bright smile can be tempting, and a yellow one is quite embarrassing, but a little light yellow on your teeth is actually due to something called dentin, which protects the inner layer of your teeth.
Too much smiling causes wrinkles.
As we age, fine lines, which we also call “smile lines” and “crow’s feet,” become more visible. We often associate these wrinkles with a smile, which is not all bad. They appear more and more each time we squint and smile.
Putting on a beautiful smile is one thing, but the main culprit here is loss of skin elasticity and collagen. Aging, as well as environmental factors like harmful sunlight, are also behind these lines.
How well do you really know your body? How can you tell if the information you read about your body is true?