Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is it true that...

Since I was a child, my mom always told me all these things that I should not do. Now I wonder, was what she told me really in fact true? Thanks to google, I have been able to find all my answers right here at home.

So why is it bad to shower right after you eat?
Jim R says "The water goes right in your pores and then straight to your stomach filling you up even more. If you shower too long or with really hot water it fills up even faster. If you don't regurgitate right away you can actually have your stomach explode. That is also why you're not hungry after taking a shower with an empty stomach."

Is it true that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker and darker?
I have been scared by this one, but I never listened to her and it does not seem true to me. So what does experts say about this?
"When you shave it, you're crossing the midshaft, so it seems like it's thicker and more coarse," explains Dr. Robin Ashinoff, director of cosmetic dermatology at Hackensack University Medical Center. "But it's not."
The stubble feels stiffer because it's cut straight across, exposing the thicker part of the shaft, and because it's short. "As it gets longer it feels softer," says Dr. D'Anne Kleinsmith, a dermatologist in West Bloomfield, Mich. Hair may also look darker after you shave, but that's not true either. "You just see these little dots against your normal skin color, and it just looks that way," says Kleinsmith.

There are some validity to the things she tell me, but I just need to verify with experts out there and just find out if they are really true or not.
Overall, I know she is concerned about my well-being and I respect that. She makes many valid points and many things believable to me. Not everything she tells me is factually correct. Many times I just feel the need to verify with experts out there and make sure all the information that she has provided me all these years are indeed true.

Well more next time. Stay tune!!

1 comment:

Raymond Chua said...

Suz's post sounds like a talkshow! Hee, but I always shower after i eat. and I feel more hungry after that, why?