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Quiz Results: Beauty Tip or BS?

Quiz Results: Beauty Tip or BS?
Correct answers:

1. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip:
Nail files need sanitizing
Whether it's metal or cardboard, nail files can carry potentially deadly bacteria, fungus and yeast, says dermatologist Ava Shamban. Sanitize metal or glass files with rubbing alcohol after each use, and replace a cardboard file at least every three months.

The BS tip:
Putting on two different SPFs adds up to higher sun protection
If you mix 1 percent and 2 percent milk, you don't get 3 percent. The same logic applies to sun protection factors (SPFs) -- they don't add up, says dermatologist Dr. Francesca J. Fusco. Choose a sunscreen with a 30 or higher SPF for the best protection.

2. Toothpaste is a safe way to get rid of a pimple: FALSE
While toothpaste is helpful in drying out a zit, the fluoride in it can actually burn your skin, Fusco says. For a much safer homemade paste, try mixing a little cornstarch and water and dabbing it on overnight.

3. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip: Wearing nail polish can turn your nails yellow
The formaldehyde in many nail polishes can react with the keratin protein in your nails and make them brittle and yellow. Wearing a protective base coat can prevent this from happening.*

The BS tip: Curling shampoos really work
Shampoos that claim to have curl enhancers (like a polymer) would provide some styling benefits if they weren't rinsed out. But they don't actually have anything in them to make your hair curly, nor do they do anything to prepare your hair for styling, other than getting it clean.*

4. It's best to shave in the opposite direction of hair's growth: TRUE
If you want the closest shave, this is true. However, this can lead to razor burn or ingrown hairs if you're not careful. Be sure to use a moisturizing shaving cream or gel, hold your skin taut and rinse your razor after each swipe.

5. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip: You can get hooked on lip balm
Applying lip balm creates a barrier that prevents the evaporation of moisture from the inner layers of skin on your lips. Once you stop using lip balm, those layers dry out again and force you to add more lip balm. Your lips begin to rely on lip balm to help protect their moist skin cells, and that's why you feel addicted to putting it on.*

The BS tip: Blackheads are a buildup of dirt in the pores
Washing your face regularly would prevent blackheads if this were true. Blackheads are actually caused by oil and sloughed-off skin cells getting trapped in the follicle on the way to the skin's surface, says dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer. This combo forms a plug that visibly fills the pore and appears dark in color. If you're prone to getting blackheads, use a salicylic acid cleanser.

6. Spraying perfume on your hair is safe: TRUE
While some might say that spritzing perfume on your hair is drying because of the concentration of alcohol, think about your hairspray. Hairspray delivers several grams of alcohol to your hair each time you style your hair. Perfume, on the other hand, will deliver less than a gram with a few spritzes. So don't worry; perfume does not contain enough alcohol to saturate hair fibers and damage them.*

7. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip: Extensions can make your hair fall out
It's called "traction alopecia." It's a type of hair loss that is caused by pulling on hair that comes from the weight of extensions. Over a long period of time, this stress can cause follicles to stop producing hair, and if they are permanently damaged, there's not much that can be done to get your hair back to normal.*

The BS tip: Deodorant can clog your pores
You're only applying the deodorant on a small portion of your body's sweat glands (which are all over your body), so you're not clogging your pores or interfering with your natural cooling mechanism. Antiperspirants also have mild antibacterial properties, so even if you do sweat through it, not much bacteria will grow or clog your pores.*

8. You can use a body lotion for your face, and a face moisturizer for your body: FALSE
While they may share some of the same basic ingredients, the functions they need to perform are significantly different, since the skin on your hands and face is different. Your face is much more delicate than the skin on your body. Body lotions have a heavier barrier against harsh conditions, while face moisturizers are more lightweight and specifically made for problems like acne or blackheads.*

9. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip: Pore strips really work at removing blackheads
Pore strips work by adhering to your skin, and pulling out the oily gunk in your pores. The proof that it works? Look at your used strip. Just don't use them too often (no more than three times per week), or you'll risk damaging your skin.

The BS tip: You can use lipliner as eyeliner, and vice versa
You should never use lipliner on your eyes, because your eyes are super delicate, and there are only a few colorants that are approved for use around the eyes. Also, while some bacteria in your lip gloss won't kill you, the same bacteria in your eye can cause infection or blindness. On the other hand, lipliners are made with ingredients that are made for incidental ingestion (it's okay to swallow it in small amounts), but eyeliners are not, so you should not use them on your lips either.*

10. Organic products are better than non-organic products: FALSE
Unlike the food industry, the term "organic" isn't regulated for cosmetics. So companies can pretty much claim anything is natural or organic. These "organic" products don't provide any added benefit for consumers, and sometimes you end up with finished products that are functionally inferior to more mainstream products.*

11. Which one do you think is the real beauty tip?
The real beauty tip: Lip plumpers really do work
It's not just your imagination -- the tingly feeling in your lips is them reacting to a menthol-type chemical that most plumpers use to temporarily irritate your lips and cause them to swell. Just look for plumpers with menthoxypropanediol listed as an ingredient.*

The BS tip: Hair dye can give you cancer
Before the early 1970's, hair dyes contained tons of toxic chemicals that were potential carginogens. Since then, dye manufacturers have removed most of those chemicals. Many researchers have done studies on this topic, and they have found no proven link or increased risk to getting cancer from dyeing your hair.

12. Wrinkle cream helps get rid of wrinkles: FALSE
There is only so much wrinkle cream can do to remove your wrinkles, which is why so many people to turn to surgery or Botox. You can help prevent wrinkles by avoiding sun exposure and using moisturizers with collagen to plump your skin.*

*Tips taken from the book "Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm?" by the creators of TheBeautyBrains.com

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Nikki Rojo (Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:51:08 -0700): nice to know the real from the bs!
Thebasedgod Chanel (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:40:23 -0700): 9 out of 12.
เอฟ อรัญชัย (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:57:44 -0700): wow
Vera Dima Tovshteyn (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:58:39 -0700): 9/12 not bad.
Ruthira Ramasamy (Wed, 06 Apr 2011 09:23:59 -0700): 8/12 not bad.
Laurie Schwartz (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 14:23:08 -0700): 6 out of 12 guess i needed some better info
Virginia Lee Smith (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 15:52:34 -0700): very interesting
Britney Conk (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 16:04:42 -0700): 9/12 :)
Shannon Bellflower (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 16:18:39 -0700): I only got 6 out of 12..definitely thought I'd get most of them right. I'm actually glad I took this quiz now. Some very helpful tips on here :)
Samantha Kahn (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 18:50:33 -0700): 10/12 not bad
Robin Black (Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:54:24 -0700): Good, but boy am I bad.
Pynk Nymphette (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 02:40:49 -0700): The question about which way to shave is kind of deceiving. It really depends on if you get in grown hairs or not. Otherwise this was informative.
Mic Parmer (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 09:17:14 -0700): good infro. got 7 out of12
Margaret Burns (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:12:20 -0700): 8 right for me
April Lynn (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:14:22 -0700): 10/12 not bad.
Mindy Elease (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:14:50 -0700): 7/12...I'm not sure about the deodorant one, I think it depends on what kind you're using
Jackie Curtis Stan Perry (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 13:54:52 -0700): thanks that was very educational
Diane Cantrell Herron (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:53:06 -0700): no bueno
Dottie Williams (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:14:46 -0700): very interesting
Carole Altendorf (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:19:27 -0700): i AM SO PLEASED i DID SO WELL! i AM STARTING COSMETOLOGY/AESTHETITION SCHOOL SHORTLY AND I AM ALREAD AHEAD OF THE GAME!
Lyndley Gillick (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:03:06 -0700): 6 out of 12-hmmm.Oh well
Kaila Williams (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:12:32 -0700): 8/12 pretty good i guess
Jill E. Rogers-Defelice (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:56:32 -0700): 7/12 not too bad
Tabitha Bowen (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:51:05 -0700): 8 out of 10 was not that bad!!
Christy Hoffman (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:55:51 -0700): 7 out of 12 guess I also needed some better info LOL
Cami Jerrell Schmidt (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:18:15 -0700): 9/12 guess I am not too shabby lol...I knew I would atleast get 2 right considering I cut hair..:)
Pamela Biggert Howell (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 03:48:22 -0700): 11/12 i did pretty good
Paulette Kennedy (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:52:21 -0700): I got five. I would never use perfume on my hair.
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:57:12 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:57:23 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:57:33 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010.
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:57:53 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010.
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:58:32 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:58:43 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:59:22 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Mark Kempton (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:59:25 -0700): Hold on now. There is a 'wrinkle cream' that does remove your wrinkles and men and women around the world are turning to this instead of expensive and sometimes dangerous invasive treatments. What's more, its guaranteed. The technology behind this is the biggest breakthrough in anti aging in more than 50 years. Your off the rack beauty magazines are going to cover this, because they make their money from advertising by the big name companies, whose products claim this and that but all they really do is treat signs and symptoms of aging. That's why the conventional wisdom answer to #12 is false. Contact the poster for more about this break through product, voted the Best New Product of 2010
Fathin Shaikh Naeemmuddin (Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:41:59 -0700): Got 7 out of 12, got quite well with makeup area even though I don't wear makeup often, hehe.
Linda Merryman (Wed, 11 May 2011 07:48:08 -0700): I think some of your "tips" are BS. Pore strips are OK? Face and body moisturizers are "different"? You can get "hooked" on lip balm? Really?
Colin T. McLetchie (Wed, 11 May 2011 07:59:25 -0700): omg you can totally get hooked on lip balm. Especially carmex. I had to stop. And I'm not kidding.
Tony Morris (Wed, 11 May 2011 20:53:43 -0700): The one I like is: "Spraying perfume on your hair is safe: TRUE While some might say that spritzing perfume on your hair is drying because of the concentration of alcohol, think about your hairspray. Hairspray delivers several grams of alcohol to your hair each time you style your hair. Perfume, on the other hand, will deliver less than a gram with a few spritzes. So don't worry; perfume does not contain enough alcohol to saturate hair fibers and damage them." Boo. No perfume sprays here. I say a little chardonnay spray a day will do a lot for your hair, and it's better than an apple at keeping the doctor away.
(Fri, 20 May 2011 12:17:32 -0700): Actually, none of these are BS. It's bad to use a body moisturizer on your face because your face is more sensitive. Which is why you shouldn't use your face moisturizer for your body. Yes, you REALLY can get hooked on lip balm. Wrinkle cream does nothing.. Wrinkles come naturally, some sooner than others if you don't properly moisturize your face throughout your life.
Maria Meyer (Sat, 21 May 2011 13:48:15 -0700): I call B/S on the answer to question 7..Deodorant , especially conventionally made ones with parabens and gylcols and all of that other lovely chemical crap, can and will clog your pores...And before you go saying "oh, you're just saying that" I spent years fighting clogged pores in my armpits until I switched to natural deodorants.
Tara Menchetti (Sat, 11 Jun 2011 02:04:52 -0700): products made for face are generally noncomedgenic, meaning they will not clog pores. This is a key word when looking at moisturizer, spf lotion, & some makeups.
Shaylee Rogers (Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:19:47 -0700): You actually can get hooked on lip balm. Lame, but true.
Natasha Kuzivakwashe Ruramai Mukucha (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:26:26 -0700): 7/12 Some of these were too good to be myths you know.
Deana Hawa Marr (Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:18:25 -0700): Anyone with a brain knows that it's not ok to use body moisturizer on your face...and why wouldn't pore strips be ok? They are just pulling the dirt and build-up out of your pores. Guess you're an "idiot"
Tori Bigley (Sun, 06 Nov 2011 12:26:37 -0800): Mark Kempton thats crap. use spf people.
Sue O'Hara (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:57:37 -0800): Block that Mark Kempton guy!
LaReina Lani (Sat, 19 May 2012 13:48:08 -0700): I don't agree with a couple of your answers.. I know for a FACT that toothpaste does help with a pimple and my dermatologist said, it does for some and not so much for others.. in my case it disappears over night and is gone by morning with no trace..
Donna Langer Barr Lester (Wed, 04 Jul 2012 15:13:31 -0700): I have gone from lip balm to olive oil. I carry a small dram bottle of it in my purse or pocket and it's a great remedy to the balm-go-round! If you don't like the flavor, add a little- very little- orange or lemon oil, or whatever you like.
Carreen Cole (Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:44:45 -0700): I agree with every one else on this. You are wrong, these "tips" are correct!
Carreen Cole (Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:45:34 -0700): Bullshit!
Carreen Cole (Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:46:15 -0700): Go try to sell your snake oil elsewhere.
Hannah Bruce (Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:48:46 -0800): It's more about antiperspirants vs deodorants. Antiperspirants literally stop you from perspiring, and a lot do that by using aluminum to block the sweat glands so that sweat doesn't come out. Sweat is good, it's the smell of sweat that people don't like. That's why you should always buy deodorants instead of antiperspirants; deodorants just sit on the surface and prevent a smell. A lot of deodorants even specifically say "no aluminum". Also, some people claim that the aluminum in antiperspirants causes cancer, but I don't know how true that is.
Chrissy Rayl (Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:16:28 -0700): Maybe they should re-word it to "your lips can get hooked on lip balm". It's true. Just like nasal sprays.