As Latinas, most of us grew up hearing the same beauty myths over and over passed on by our mamás, abuelitas, or friends. Like the cocoa butter remedy that supposedly prevents stretch marks or that trimming your hair will automatically make it grow faster. But do any of these beauty beliefs actually work? These days with so many common beauty myths out there, it's hard to differentiate the facts from fiction. So I did a little digging to get you the truth behind these 8 commonly held beauty beliefs. Check them out!

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You can get rid of cellulite

Ah, if only there was a way to get rid of those pesky dimples. But unfortunately, nothing can be done to permanently eliminate cellulite. Not even liposuction! And believe it or not, cellulite has nothing to do with weight. You can be fat or thin and have cellulite. Your genes are pretty much what determine if you will or will not have them. The good news is there are temporary fixes and ways to reduce its appearance. Try a firming cream, like Bliss Fatgirlslim ($36), that contains ingredients like caffeine to help tighten and smooth the skin. Cellulite brushes also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite as they work to increase blood circulation which temporarily smoothes the look of spongy skin. Try Sephora Collection Cellulite Massager ($16).

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Johanna is the beauty and fashion staff writer at MamásLatinas and obsessed with all things beauty and fashion. She is a proud Dominicana and was born and raised in Queens, NY.

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