Hello budding Beauty Brains, it appears this beauty science week’s poll was a bit tougher than last week’s. Only 31% of you correctly revealed that the story about blemishes on your back was bogus. The more common answer chosen by 32% of you was the real story about strippers on birth control earning less money. Read on to see the complete explanations. And come back on Monday for an all-new Beauty Science or BS challenge.
1. PETA kills thousands of animals each year – TRUE. 22% couldn’t believe this is true but it is. They believe that it is more humane and economical to euthanize unwanted animals than try to house and support them until their natural deaths. While it’s a practical solution, it seems a bit discordant with their philosophy of treating animals humanely.
2. People with facial acne are more likely to get back acne – FALSE. 31% of you picked this scab and you were right. Backne is indiscriminate and will affect people whether they have facial acne or not.
3. Strippers taking birth control pills earn less money – TRUE. 32% of you thought this as fake as a silicone enhanced bust line, but you were mistaken. The research, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, endeavored to determine whether women earn more money during their fertile phase. They studied 18 lap dancers in strip clubs and found that they actually did make more money when they were more fertile. They also found that women taking birth control made less money than those who weren’t. Researchers speculate women behave in subtly different ways that men can unconsciously pick up on. Why this causes them to part with more money is unknown.
4. Temporary black henna dyes can cause permanent scarring – TRUE. Only 15% of you thought this was fake but it’s real. Black henna contains a compound called Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) to which some are allergic. When exposed, their skin will start blistering which can lead to scarring. The FDA does not allow black henna to be used as a skin colorant because of this problem. Note: black henna is not the same as natural henna which is typically brown or reddish brown.
So, did you get it right? Leave a comment below and let everyone know. And be sure to come back on Monday for another Beauty Science or BS.