Although it’s normal for human being to want to believe in the benefits of the latest beauty and health treatments, the advice that you got from your grandmother is still the best. Although beauty and health trends come and go at an alarming rate, classic, substantial advice that has withstood the test of time hasn’t gone anywhere and most likely won’t any time soon.
Your grandmother’s adage about fresh fruits and vegetables putting roses in your cheeks may not be as exciting as the reading about the latest weight loss miracle cure found in the flora hidden deep in remote jungles, but it’s a lot more realistic.
The following are 10 health and beauty trends that don’t have the staying power to become classics and that you should not waste your time on. Remember that health and beauty treatments that cannot be backed up be scientific evidence are very likely not to work as claimed. They’re just speculation.
1. Juice Cleanse Fasts
Touted as a miracle cure for everything from obesity to cancer, the juice cleanse craze makes an abundance of claims but doesn’t deliver. The only thing you’ll lose for sure by participating in this trend is money that you could easily put to better use.
2. Cocoa Butter for Slaying Stretch Marks
Unfortunately, cocoa butter contains no miracle ingredients for making stretch marks disappear. It’s a good moisturizer, but because stretch marks occur under the skin where moisturizer can’t reach, they won’t go away simply as a result of the application of cocoa butter or any other moisturizer. Try laser treatment instead.
3. Meditation Doesn’t Make You Pretty
If meditation makes you feel more relaxed and happy, that may be reflected in how you see yourself in the mirror and might even make you appear more attractive to others if if effectively relieves your stress. No scientific evidence exists that supports claims that meditation actually turns back the aging clock, however.
4. Can Acne Be Effectively Treated With Urine?
Even though urea is included in the ingredients of many popular face creams, the application of urine to the skin won’t circumvent an acne attack. This is one trend that is best left to die as quickly as possible.
5. Are Exotic Oils Any Different?
Unfortunately, exotic oils don’t contain properties that other oils don’t have. Oil is oil, and although it can be instrumental in moisturizing the skin, there is no sense in spending large amounts of money for an exotic name and mysterious claims.
6. Microcurrent Treatment
Microcurrent stimulation supposedly significantly alleviates the sagging of facial skin. Scientific studies have proven that this process simply does not work, yet consumers continue spending their money treatments.
7. Authentic Ayurvedic and Ancient Rituals
Supposed inclusion in ancient rituals has been used to sell beauty products for centuries. None of the claims made by proponents of these treatments can be proven. In fact, Ayurvedic can contain high amounts of metals that can cause substantial harm to the health of those who use it. There is nothing healthful or beautiful about deliberately ingesting substances such as mercury and arsenic.
8. The pH Theory of Weight Loss
There is no truth in particular claims that a relationship exists between weight loss and pH levels of the human body. The old-fashioned way of losing weight short of surgical fat removal is still the only one that works: Consume less calories than you expend. The pH-based diet also makes false claims concerning being a diabetes preventative.
9. Homeopathic Products
Again, these treatments promise something they can’t deliver. All-natural homeopathic supplements claim to be able to cure a number of illnesses & problems. The fact is most homeopathic products are 100% water. It’s basically a scam. Read here why the whole premise behind homeopathic remedies is completely ridiculous.
10. Raspberry Keytones
Although the benefits of raspberry ketones are being touted all over the Internet, miracle fat burners in a bottle don’t exist. Scientific studies have shown that raspberry ketones do not burn fat or otherwise promote weight loss. Even though some preliminary studies have shown raspberry ketones to be effective in slightly reducing level of adiponectin in male mice, no parallel evidence has been found in humans to substantiate the marketing claims.