Content Series: 7 Beauty Myths & Truths

This post is part of a paid content series underwritten by Dove.

We’ve all heard them. Old wives tales about beauty have been circulating for centuries. But, is there any truth to them? You’ve heard that eating chocolate gives you acne and hair grows back thicker when you shave it. But, is it all just a myth? We’ve set out to find answers to these questions and more. Here’s what we found.

Seven Beauty Myths Dispelled

1. True or False: Eating chocolate causes acne.

chocolate Content Series: 7 Beauty Myths & Truths

False: Studies have shown time and time again that there is no real link between chocolate and acne. What they have found is that a poor diet can lead to many skin problems. So eat well and drink lots of water. Your skin will thank you for it.

2. True of False: You can permanently shrink your pores.

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False: You can never permanently shrink large pores as genetics plays a factor in their appearance. However, you can reduce the appearance of large pores by reducing the amount of oil on your skin and using products that make your skin tighter. This will help the tissues around your pores to become stronger.