Do you religiously wash your hands 10 times before touching your face?
The beauty community may have brainwashed you into believing things that may or may not be true. However, believing in fake news can do more harm than good.
When it comes to skincare, you need to be extra cautious. You may have learned a thing or two about what to use on your skin and how well. But what if we told you that there are several skincare lies that you believe in?
The secret to flawless skin does not lie in expensive creams that everyone swears by. Your genetics, hormones, and health play a vital role in achieving the beauty you desire.
So let’s crack the top 5 beauty myths below:
Myth 1: The More Expensive the Skincare Product, the Better
Is your bank account figures decreasing to help your skin look more glowy? That is not how it should be! A drugstore moisturizer can work the same if it is made up of the ingredients made for your specific skin type. Certain ingredients and chemicals target specific skin problems. If you know what your skin type and issues are, you can buy affordable skincare products with the ingredients meant for your skin and it will work just as well. For example, niacinamide, an ingredient used in expensive creams that helps to brighten your skin, can also be found in drugstore skincare brands, such as, The Ordinary.
Myth 2: Face Wipes Alone can Help You Get Rid of Makeup
All these years you might have believed that all you needed to remove makeup was a damp face wipe. These can clog up your pores and cause breakouts because of how strong the chemical components can be for wipes to help them keep moist for long. Solution? Switch to double cleansing method to effectively remove makeup in a two-step process. Double cleansing is much kinder to your skin as you are using the soft skin of your hands to remove the makeup. The cleanser afterwards gets rid of the residue thoroughly.
Myth 3: Moisturizers are Not For Oily Skin
It’s a widespread myth that most of us become a victim of. The sebum gland on our skin produces oil to protect and nourish our skin. However, when the skin lacks the required hydration, the sebum gland produces excess oil to keep it nourished. As a result, the skin looks oily and breaks out. To regulate the process, oily skin individuals should use a water-based moisturizer. This will not only control the excess oil production but also keep your skin hydrated enough.
Myth 4: Peel Masks are Good for Blackheads
Blackheads are annoying and gross. We all want to get rid of them. But peeling masks can take away the natural moisture from your skin and leave your skin feeling irritated. It can even cause more blackheads to return. Instead of using peeling masks filled with harsh chemicals, try to keep your skin clean and free from dirt buildup by daily exfoliation to avoid blackheads. Exfoliating your skin is better than peeling off as during exfoliation, you remove the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin while peeling masks strips off the layer of your delicate skin.
Myth 5: Junk Food is The Reason Behind Your Pimple
Yes, junk food is bad for your health. But no, the tub of cheesy fries you had last night is not the sole factor behind your fresh pimple. This means, your pimples won’t magically stop recurring if you reduce or overall stop eating junk food. There are various underlying factors that can contribute to the acne and breakouts on your face such as health condition, genetics, stress, the residue of makeup, pollution, etc.
These were just a few of the most common beauty myths that have been circulating all over the beauty community for years. Don’t hop on to a new trend that everyone is raving about. Everyone’s skin is unique and has individual needs. It’s always better to talk to a dermatologist or skin expert.