These Beauty Myths Aren’t Doing Any Favour To Your Skin
Amid beauty blogs, fashion magazines, and YouTube tutorials, there is more beauty advice at our fingertips than ever before. Unfortunately, we often overlook them considering expensive makeup works best. Believing much on them, we spend huge amounts on such cosmetic products that promise to rid you of various skin related problems. There are a plethora of beauty tips that are doing more harm than good. You need to understand the business strategies of beauty product companies they adopt to sell their product on a large scale.
Keep reading the article to learn the truth behind some of the beauty enduring myths.
Myth #1. Expensive Beauty Products Works Best Than Cheaper Ones
Expensive skincare products may look attractive, but it doesn’t mean they are best and the most effective option. No matter what the glossy magazine ad says, the product is always treated to be best depending what it carries. The ingredients that skincare contains are often pretty much similar. You’re just paying for the name of fancy packaging.
Tips: Despite investing in expensive products, go for a similar cheap alternative. Else, home remedies are best of all.
Myth #2. Choosing Skin Care Products As Per Your Age
Absolutely wrong. This is merely a strategy to attract most of the people towards the products and the company. No skincare product can define your skin age as everyone born in the same century. Though everyone’s skin is unique, products can be discriminated against based on the nature of the skin or it can be based on your skin issue, not your age.
Tips: Do not trust the magazine’s ads. Though you can buy products on the skin type or issue, age won’t be a factor. Kitchen ingredients are forever, and can be used for any age group.
Myth #3. Everyone Get Age Spots When They Are Older
In this modern era, it’s just a myth that having spots is the sign of aging. Age spots can appear at any time due to the prolonged exposure of sun, excess use of beauty products such as creams, foundations, compacts, etc, pollution and so on. The chemicals used in the beauty products are too strong and treat your skin too badly that react as you’re aging. Many companies are dealing with products that claim to give you younger-looking skin which is impossible. It’s a natural process that can’t be treated with any beauty product.
Tips: Stop using those products that react too much on your skin & claim to give you even glowing skin. No ingredient apart from your kitchen ingredients such as gram flour, turmeric, lemon, etc can revamp your skin.
Myth #4. All women cope with acne
Well, this statement is true to an extent. These kinda things where men have an advantage over women. Men typically outgrow acne after puberty. But women hormones fluctuate throughout their lives, due to multiple reasons like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, and so on. The bad news is, women can suffer acne at the ’20s, ’30s, and beyond. Above all, sometimes aging, hormonal changes are not the reason behind your acne. Acne can hit you because of pollution, dirt, germs, bacterias that can be transferred via your unwashed hands while touching your face frequently and most important usage of more beauty products. If they are not occurring due to natural reasons, negligence and carelessness may cause acne.
Tips: Always cover your face before exposing out, apply sunscreen, wash your face frequently, avoid touching your face unnecessarily, avoid using unnecessary chemical-based beauty products, and last not the least, if it occurs get some natural remedy to treat acne despite using market products.
Myth #5. Greasy Food Acne
Well, if it’s not doing your waistline any favor, greasy food isn’t what causes acne. Genetics, type of oil, hormones, bacterias, wrong, over or use of medications, clogged pores, pollution are real culprits for acne. However, working around grease, such as the kitchen can cause acne because oil can stick to the skin, mix with the dust, and give birth to bacteria and block the pores.
Tips: Wash your hands and face immediately when you’re done with your kitchen stuff. Also, strive to maintain distance when you cook.
Myth #6. Hypoallergenic products are better for sensitive skin
This term is trending among beauty products and using a lot in the beauty industries. It means to suggest that the product is less likely to cause allergic reactions, else better for sensitive skin. However, there are dozens of products with problematic ingredients that have jumped into the market because of this term. So, before you spend hard-earned money on the hypoallergenic products, read the ingredients carefully, and think twice before spending.
Tip: Make sure to buy the product of gentle formula with as many natural ingredients as possible.
Myth #7. Never Touch Your Face At Unusual Time
You may have heard ‘Avoid touching your face anytime to prevent acne’ but touching alone isn’t the only thing that you need to take care of. Most importantly, talking on the phone without headphones touches your face, and scrolling your phone and then touching your face afterward is more unhygienic than anything else. Apparently, your phone carries more bacteria than some of the toilet seats.
Another thing to notice, long nails can carry the gunk of the entire day which can travel to your face or even cause infection.
Tips: Wash your hand for at least 20 seconds, try to get your nails cut or keep them clean as much as you can.
One of the biggest mistakes people often do, they don’t need a dermatologist as they are doctors of their own and can treat their skin issues themselves. Don’t make mistakes with self-testing products. Dermatologists are skin doctors and they have better knowledge about your skin than you. They can suggest to you better which product is best for your skin. So don’t be a miser in investing with the best dermatologist if you can spend too much money on expensive products.
Your skin is an important part of your body, take care of it with more natural ingredients despite using worthless beauty products.