We can shrink our pores.
Chocolate and junk food cause breakouts.
Toothpaste gets rid of pimples.
You might be surprised at the facts behind these beauty myths that you’ve believed or been told your entire life. The advice from your mum, friends, or even beauty magazines can actually be so inaccurate. Read on as we investigate and debunk these common beauty myths.
You should choose skincare products based on your age
Newsflash, age does not define your skin type so don’t fall for these marketing campaigns that take advantage by advertising beauty products for ‘over 50’s.’ Mature women do not all have the same skin type. You can still be oily, dry, acne-prone or have complex skin issues that have nothing to do with your age. What you need to know is that age is not a skin type and choosing products based on your age is not a wise way to shop.
You'll outgrow acne
Oh how we wish we could outgrow acne, but unfortunately it's just another beauty myth. You’ve heard of adult acne, right? Acne isn’t ageist, people and the products needed to treat this skin condition aren’t either. What causes acne is the same for everyone regardless of age and there is no research showing that adult acne is any different from teenage acne.
Makeup causes acne
We dare you to look for research that proves that makeup causes acne. Go on, we’ll wait...
It is 100 percent another beauty myth. Makeup alone does not cause acne; however, not removing your makeup properly can cause you issues, but you can’t blame the products for your laziness. So get consistent with your nighttime skincare routine and make it a priority to remove your makeup before tucking yourself in for the night.
Toothpaste gets ride of pimples
Seriously? Toothpaste is not a pimple-zapping beauty miracle worker. In fact, it will probably just dry out your skin and make the issue worse. Plus, toothpaste contains harsh ingredients like fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate which can cause redness and irritation. If you have a pimple, try to avoid touching it or picking at it because that will just make things worse. The best way to get rid of a zit is by using beauty products specifically formulated to treat your skin type and combat breakouts.
Oily skin doesn't need as much moisture
This beauty myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Oily skins need the same amount, if not more hydration than other skin types. It may seem like a good idea to skip moisturiser if your skin already feels greasy but resist that urge. Oily skin can still be dehydrated and this is more than likely what's contributing to the excessive oil production as a way of overcompensating for that dehydration. Choose a lightweight moisturiser that's specific to oily skin to help you combat this problem.
*A beauty tip for our oily-skinned gals is to keep your skincare products cool for max hydration!
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Products with 'natural' ingredients are good for you
Any company can create its own definition of what natural ingredients go into its products so what you read on the label can often be misleading or even untrue in some cases. It's also a fact that a product that is right for you does not have to be about natural versus synthetic ingredients as both can have an equally positive or negative effect depending on your skin type. Good skincare is about a smart combination of ingredients that are safe and effective and right for you. So don't be fooled by this beauty myth.
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You should only use products listed on your skin type
Again, this beauty myth is based on the wrong idea that age defines your skin type. Just like we debunked earlier saying that you should choose skincare products based on your age, using products listed for only one skin type is not the right way to shop for skincare. You might be an oily-skinned 20 year old, but that doesn't mean you can't use a moisturiser that's meant for dry skin or vice versa. Listen to your skin and experiment with different types of products until you find what works best for you. There is no one size fits all beauty solution so don't fall for this myth!
Your mind is probably blown but hopefully, you come away from this blog properly educated on these myths and ready to forget them! The beauty industry can be a difficult one to navigate. Beauty products are marketed in ways that trick us into buying the wrong thing and then we hold onto false information such as these beauty myths, which is harmful to our skin. Now you know better than to get fooled by beauty marketing campaigns or skincare advice from unqualified sources so read beauty articles with a grain of salt and most importantly, speak to your beauty professional.
So there you have it, six beauty myths that you should avoid. We hope this helps clear up some of the confusion and sets you on the right track to finding the best possible skincare routine for you. Skincare doesn't have to be hard, just pay attention to what your skin is telling you and it will lead the way.
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