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January 24, 2006

Be Kind to Your Skin

When it comes to the world of beauty, there's a lot of misinformation out there! Think you know the truth from the misconceptions? See if you've fallen for any of these common beauty myths:

You don't need sunscreen when it's cloudy: UVA and UVB rays are still there, even on cloudy days. Prevent premature aging by using a moisturizer with sunscreen every day — rain or shine!

Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker: The diameter of your hair is genetically determined. Shaving won't cause hair to get thicker or increase, so don't worry about it!

Split ends can be repaired: Hair is not a living tissue that can repair itself. Once the damage is done, the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off! Smoothing products can improve the appearance of damaged hair, but they can't "fix" it.

You can wash acne away: While good skin hygiene can improve acne, vigorous scrubbing with harsh products can make the condition worse. Be kind to your skin!

Natural ingredients are nonallergenic: Even all-natural skin-care products can cause allergic reactions. Think poison ivy! It's all-natural — but it's certainly not good for your skin!

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