Debunking the beauty myths: From toothpaste to lemons for skin

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 April 2016, 12:13 PM

Summers are here and this is the time when our skin needs the most care. Sweat, harmful UV rays can prove to be detrimental to your skin health. In soaring temperatures we often end up trying the old beauty care tips which can be called just as myths. Here are some of the beauty myths which need to be debunked now:

For some Puberty brings acne prone skin and to treat it we often end up doing home remedies, herbal cure and so on. But lacking in scientific basis, these very home suggested old treatments may harm your skin to a great extent.

Toothpaste for a stubborn spot:

A dab of toothpaste is believed to make  stubborn spot disappear by morning. But toothpaste contains various ingredients of a chemical nature that can often aggravate the acne and cause further irritation.

Ice for skin:

Holding an ice pack close to skin or injury feels good but ice contains no active ingredients that have been shown to help treat the causes of pimples and applying ice directly on to the skin can result in ice-burns and even rosacea.

Lemons on skin:

They have potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties but putting the citrusy fruit directly on your skin can cause unpleasant stinging, burning and peeling.