There are countless beauty myths that we find ourselves believing on an everyday basis. Some may be more common while others can be extremely far fetched. Nevertheless, many of these beauty suggestions end up being false, which means you may have just blown a pretty penny on products that may not even work. Yeah, no thanks!
So, we decided to uncover the truth to a few of these myths for our readers. Here four beauty myths demystified:
1. More products are better.
False! Sure, the older generation will probably tell you that the more products you use is the best way to deal. Using hefty moisturizer or washing the oil off your face with an acne cleanser repeatedly is not the way to go.
Anything more than a layer of moisturizer on your face for example, won’t absorb, and over cleansing only amps up oil production. So opt out of loading on product after product. For dryness, look for a cream with ceramides (they retain water); for oiliness, try a salicylic-acid cleanser.
2. Falling asleep without washing up damages your skin.
I have believed this myth ever since I started using makeup. Guilty as charged…as are most women probably. But it turns out that if you just so happen to forget to wash your face one night, it won’t do any serious damage. It happens to us all.
If you’re like me though, I usually try to keep cleansing cloths in my room in case I remember after I head to bed.
3. Greasy food causes breakouts.
Greasy and seemingly unhealthy foods have always been the culprit behind facial breakouts. However, that doesn’t mean all that all the rumors that they cause acne are true. You’d actually have to smear the grease on your face for that to be true. Ew.
Nowadays you should try to look out for milk and refined carbs. Research suggests that these can trigger hormone spikes, which increase oil and clog pores.
4. Not drinking tons of water a day makes your skin look drab.
I’m sure that it’s been drilled into your heads that drinking water is important. Yes, you need H20 for energy and good old organ function, but you can quit worrying that skimping on drinking it will kill your looks.
It doesn’t matter how much water you drink, no amount will make your skin more glowy unfortunately. Stick with applying moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated for radiance.
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