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7 Beauty Myths to Stop Believing

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Remember when your cool, older cousin warned you that shaving your legs too often would cause the hair to grow back thicker? Lies. Lies. LIES. We set out to debunk seven of the most common beauty myths.

Myth #1: Sitting cross-legged will give you spider veins. Here's the truth.


Myth #2: Shaving makes hair grow back thicker. Here's the truth.


Myth #3: You can shrink your pores. Here's the truth.


Myth #4: Plucking a gray hair will make two more grow back in its place. Here's the truth.


Myth #5: Only people with dry skin need to use moisturizer. Here's the truth.


Myth #6: Toothpaste is an effective treatment for acne. Here's the truth.


Myth #7: You don't need to wear sunscreen when it's cloudy. Here's the truth.


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