Well, your mother was wrong — but just this once. The following myths about shaving have been circulating for years. Here are the real facts to set the shaving record straight:
Myth: The age at which you begin to shave influences the amount of hair you will have on your legs and underarms.
Fact: These factors are determined strictly by heredity. Early experiences with shaving coincide with the natural increase in hair growth resulting from puberty.
Myth: Shaving promotes darker, thicker or faster regrowth of hair on legs and underarms.
Fact: Since shaving removes hair on the surface of the skin, it doesn’t affect the color or the thickness of the hair. If you allow the hair to grow out, it will take on its original appearance and texture.
Myth: A tan can be removed by shaving.
Fact: Shaving can actually “polish” your tan skin and give it a healthy-looking glow.
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