Hillary Miles

Hillary is SavvyExaminer’s editor and contributing author is an Emmy award-winning national television writer, producer and marketing expert whose clients have included HGTV, The Food Network, CNN, TBS, TNT and The Cartoon Network.

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Myth #11 On Cloudy Days You Do Not Need As Much Sunscreen

  Just because you’re not sweltering under the hot sun on a breezy, cloudy day doesn’t mean you’re protected from sunburn. Those pesky UV rays are still bombarding your skin. Clouds offer no protection, so you’ll still need your SPF 30 sunscreen.   <<previous xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Confused about which sunscreen is best? Check out our Sunscreen and …

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Myth #10 The Sun Is Good For Acne And Pimples

  The sun is good for growing plants and vegetables and for giving us all a healthy dose of vitamin D. They even say it’s good for our eyesight and for producing endorphins, but no; the sun’s ultraviolet rays are not good for healing and preventing acne and pimples. It can actually worsen the condition …

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Myth #9 Dry Skin Causes Wrinkles

For decades, cosmetic companies have marketed their products based on this Stupid Beauty Secret. Wrinkles are caused not by lack of moisture, but by collagen loss – and collagen loss is accelerated by poor diet and too much exposure to the sun. There are newer non-surgical methods to increase collagen and natural collagen production. Forget …

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Myth #8 If You Keep Your Face Clean and Use An Astringent You Won’t Get Blemishes

  A clean face does prevent blocked pores, especially if you use heavy moisturizers, beauty creams and even make-up; however, blemishes are caused by hormones and excess oils below the skin’s surface. Aggressive face washing actually increases oil production, which is why products like the Clarisonic brush often causes breakouts.   <<previous  

Myth #7 Hot Oil Treatments And Specialized Shampoos Will Repair Split Ends

  There are still loads of shampoos and conditioners that promise to heal those splitters. Guess what? Your hair is not “alive” like your bones. If it were, getting a haircut would be excruciating. Instead: – Get a good trim every few months – Start using hair protection products to guard against damage caused by …

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Myth #6 If You Pluck Out A Gray Hair Ten More Will Grow In Its Place

  I’m glad this myth has been debunked, after all, if ten hairs don’t replace the one you just plucked, you’ll lose your hair faster than you’ll turn gray. My advice is to find a good colorist.   <<previous  

Myth #5 Drink Lots of Water Because It Leads To Beautiful Skin

  I really believed this one for a long time; after all, isn’t water the new fountain of youth? Apparently it isn’t when it comes to youthful skin.  So far, there’s no connection between guzzling down 8 or more bottles of water a day and collagen production. Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue, …

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