You have a college degree and a pretty sound knowledge of the arts, and your reading list is second to none. And yet, you still believe that plucking a gray hair will make three more grow in its place. Sound familiar? Yep, there are some beauty myths and legends that are just hard to shake.

From getting spots through eating chocolate to never shaving your legs for fear of growing coarse hairs, the myths ahead defy the laws of logic. And most of them are total lies (although, there are a few exceptions). To prove it, we've tracked down London's top beauty experts to get the skinny on precisely these belief systems. It's time to just say no, people.

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