The internet is full of advice, tips, and tricks. When it comes to beauty if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If it sounds a bit strange you should also most likely stay clear. Here, we break some of the industry’s biggest myths. Remember, if you’re ever in doubt always speak to an expert.
You should only be using natural products.
Although a lot of these products are amazing, the beauty industry isn’t as regulated as it should it be so don’t always be fooled by products that call themselves natural, clean or organic. Instead, do your research checking labels and ingredient lists. Also depending on the issue, all-natural ingredients won’t always offer the best benefits for your skin.
You should be exfoliating once a day.
Over exfoliating, the skin is one of the worst things you can do. It can lead to excess water loss, dryness, sensitivity to the sun and even cause micro-tears in the dermis. Even for those with oily skin, over-exfoliating can send the sebaceous glands into overdrive making the problem worse. Aim to exfoliate two to three times a week and test out different methods from manual to chemical and electronic.
You should always double cleanse.
When you wear makeup, a double cleanse might be essential to remove it properly. This is also the case for those who find they become oily by midday. For those who don’t or who are going bare-faced a single cleanse isn’t necessary.
You should put toothpaste on a pimple.
Stop! And, read the label of your toothpaste. It most likely contains harsh additives that you shouldn’t be applying to your face. Instead, look for products that have been specially formulated for pimples.
If your makeup contains SPF you don’t need to apply another sunscreen.
Reapplication aside, most makeup doesn’t contain an adequate amount of sunscreen to protect your skin. Instead, always use a broad-spectrum formula under your makeup of at least SPF30 and above.
You can get rid of cellulite.
For many women especially as they grow older, cellulite just becomes a part of life. No lotion or potion is going to completely get rid of it, but they can help reduce its appearance alongside a healthy diet and exercise. Added to that, there’s nothing more empowering than embracing your body and all of its imperfections.
Plucking grey hairs cause several more to grow back in its place.
When you tweeze away just one hair, only that hair follicle will be affected. Yes, it may grow back grey, but it won’t cause the other hairs around it too as well.
You can repair split ends.
Split ends are a sign of damaged and unhealthy hair. Although many products claim to fix them there’s no way of reconstructing a hair that has split. Instead, opt for a trim and always use be gentle with hair investing in quality formulas and tools.