Growing up, we ladies hear so many myths when it comes to beauty. How to get the best look, how to avoid disasters, and family beauty secrets are some of the things the older and wiser women in our lives have shared with us all, right?
Turns out... some of that stuff (maybe even a lot of that stuff) is simply not true. So in honor of Summer, warmer weather, and more skin showing, I've decided to share some of the biggest beauty myths when it comes to skin, thanks to the lovely Venus Dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine. I also tested a myth or two on my own beach trip JUST to make sure.
Myth #1: Saltwater Causes Irritation
I've always been told NEVER shave the morning of going to the beach because it causes irritation and that yucky stinging feeling. Turns out, the irritation is caused by the little nicks and cuts a low quality/dull razor leaves behind. So the morning of my beach trip I shaved using the Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor. This razor features 5-blades and a ribbon of moisture. Later that day I braced myself for the all too familiar sting the ocean tends to give my freshly shaven legs...only to find... I felt nothing. No irritation. No discomfort! Best of my sensitive skin was perfectly silky, smooth
Myth #2: Exfoliating Can Only Be Done With a Loofah
Because I am always looking for beauty shortcuts... this is one I already knew. Shaving is also a form of exfoliation so there is really no need to exfoliate your legs before shaving. Be sure to keep those gams moisturized after any sun exposure or time in the salt or pool water, ladies!
Myth #3: Warmer Weather Means Growing Hair
Venus Snap with Embrace Razor comes into play. Pop that baby into your purse and when you notice your legs are not looking so silky smooth, excuse yourself to the restroom and quickly take care of that problem!
Myth #4: Sensitive Skin Isn’t To Blame
Many women think they have sensitive skin when using a poor quality razor could actually be the problem. In fact, compared to other hair removal solutions such as waxing and creams, shaving is actually recommended by dermatologists, including Dr. Levine, for sensitive skin.
And there you have it! Skin myths debunked!