In this day and age when beauty products and skincare essentials rule the shelves, it’s easy to be engulfed by a wave of beauty tips – front, back, and center! However, there are many beauty secrets out there that are myths than truths. Now, let’s debunk four popular beauty myths together!
1. Myth: You need to use skin care products of the same range for the best results
We have to admit our little habit of buying skin care products of the same brand. I mean, it does make our bathroom shelf look pretty and organised! However, using them all together does not necessarily give the best results.
Skin care essentials of the similar range are generally enriched with active ingredients. Layering them as cleanser, toner, and moisturiser is likely to make it incompatible. If you’re thinking of blending skin care products of different brands, avoid strong ingredients such as retinol, salicylic acid, peptides or glycolic acid.
2. Myth: Your lack of beauty sleep causes under eye circles
Clocking your beauty sleep on time for months and your dark under eye circles are still there? Guess what, sleep deprivation isn’t the only thing that contributes to those panda eyes. There’s heredity, stress, iron deficiency, excessive sun exposure, and even oversleeping to deal with!
3. Myth: Chocolates and greasy food are the real causes of your breakouts
Chocolates and greasy food have been receiving quite a bad rep for being the troublemakers for acne. Truth be told, they aren’t! In fact, there are other things that cause your breakouts. Increase stress hormones, toxin overload, and hormonal imbalance are the real root causes for all those acne spots you’ve been getting.
4. Myth: You need to stay hydrated to prevent dry complexion
Have you ever step out from a pool or drink lots of water and only to find that it doesn’t do much to your dry complexion? The fastest way to achieve soft and supple skin is to treat them from the outside in. That means, slapping lotion all over the body and blending moisturiser on your complexion will do a better job in keeping your skin smooth.