Science has Proved that These Beauty Myths are True

We’ve all heard of those beauty tips that have been passed down from generation to generation, but many turn out to be completely ineffective.

Here are some popular beauty myths that science has actually proven to be TRUE!

STOP THE KNOT!

Routinely wearing your hair in a bun, ponytail, or any style where it’s tightly pulled back can cause hair loss due to the pressure it puts on your roots, which can damage hair follicles.

DITCH THE STRAW!

Any repetitive motion that uses the muscles in your face, whether it’s pursing your lips to drink out of a straw or even smiling can cause wrinkles.

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LATHER ON OLIVE OIL!

Monounsaturated oils, like olive oil, have a compact molecular structure that penetrates hair fibers easily, making their naturally occurring moisturizers readily available to soften hair.

CUT OUT THE STRESS!

When we get stressed out, the body releases hormones and brain chemicals, which may target your skin. This response can upset normal skin function and cause a variety of issues, including breakouts. Hair follicles are a part of the skin, so the same stress response can have a negative impact on hair growth.

COVER UP WITH CUCUMBERS!

Cucumber slices work to rejuvenate our skin because they contain powerful antioxidants and flavonoids that battle free radicals. When topically applied, these antioxidants help reduce inflammation and may even protect the delicate skin around our eyes from damage caused by UV radiation.

It’s important to remember that some beauty myths are just common treatments that our family and friends swear by, but they have NO scientific basis. Be careful with those because some can cause real damage.

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Dr. Jennifer Miranda

Dr. Jennifer Miranda is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who believes that doctors should make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. To this end, she founded Pure Executive Health & Wellness, a comprehensive medical practice centered around the importance of the patient-physician relationship in achieving total body wellness.

Dr. Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Harvard, she was a four-time recipient of the annual John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of highest distinction, and she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious collegiate national honor society. She then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where she graduated with selection into Alpha Omega Alpha, which is the highest honor someone can obtain during their medical education. Her exceptional skills as a resident led to her selection as Intern of the Year and later as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of Functional Medicine, and has recently completed a 2 year comprehensive program at the University of Miami.