Think you don’t need a heat-protecting hair spray? Or that steam is a great way to open your pores? Think again. And read on, as we bust eight top beauty myths. (Your skin and hair will thank you!).

#1: Your hair doesn’t need heat protection if you rarely use a dryer or curling wand. Don’t leave your tresses unprotected! It’s better to use a heat-protecting spray every time you style your hair. That way it’s safe when you do use a hair dryer or any other styling tool that relies on high temperatures to work.

#2: Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin. Truth is, daily makeup itself won’t worsen skin problems. But keeping it on overnight on a regular basis could. Invest in an effective make-up remover and a gentle yet effective cleanser, then get into the habit of using them every evening.

#3: Your shampoo gets used to your hair and no longer works. While it’s great to change up the hair products you use every once in a while, it’s not absolutely necessary. If your hair is feeling flat, dry or damaged after continued use of one specific shampoo, don’t blame the shampoo! Usually, the problem is due to product build up from hairsprays, serums, oils and more. If this happens, try a clarifying shampoo once per week and continue on with your regularly scheduled shampooing.

#4: It’s ok to file your nails in both directions. Stop sawing! Your mom was right about this one: Always filing in one direction helps protect delicate nail edges from breaking, fraying and peeling.

#5: Steaming opens clogged pores. Not really. Steam can inflame and irritate skin, especially if you’ve already got acne or clogged pores. Better bet: A gentle cleaning, then use products aimed at gently removing dead skin to help discourage clogs and blemishes.

#6: Your face is clean when it squeaks. Uh, no. Your face is likely too dry and stripped of too many natural oils if you wash it til it screams…er, squeaks. Same goes if it feels tight, looks flaky or is downright uncomfortable. Wash gently!

#7: Tanning beds are safer than outdoor tanning. Wrong! Dermatologists suspect rising rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among younger women may be associated with the use of tanning beds. Better bet: Use a self-tanner for a golden glow.

#8: You’ll just outgrow that acne. Ask anyone whose acne didn’t clear up when they hit age 21 —or whose formerly clear skin started breaking out after age 30…or 40. Acne can strike at almost any time between puberty and into midlife due to hormones and genetics.

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