From beauty blogs to online fashion tutorials, there are plenty of beauty and skin care tips that are accessible at your fingertips more than ever before. Now I must admit, I was one of those millions of followers who would tune in to beauty tutorials on YouTube. But after watching a few, it came to my attention that a lot of the information that is shared within these videos, blogs and advertisements aren’t even true. Read on to learn some popular skin care myths along with facts that you’ve probably been told before.
Myth: Skincare products must be selected according to the age.
Fact: There are many cosmetics and skin care products that claim to be deliberate for a specific age group, especially for older women. What this makes me wonder is who in the world made “Age” a category of skin? Age is not a right parameter to shop skin care products. It is not necessary that that people with same age has similar skin.
Growing age does not mean that you should automatically assume that your skin is getting dry and this is why you need to use splendidly emollient cosmetics for your skin. Instead, you should opt for a product that suits your skin type. Your skin type and/or climate of where you are living can help determine what is the best product for you. For example, for oily skin, you need to select something that can help you to control oil and related issues.
Myth: You'll ultimately outgrow acne.
Fact: If only that were correct! Mature skin even after 50 can have just as much acne as someone with young skin. The cure for this remains the same. If you had clear skin during your youth, this does not mean that you will not have acne in later stages of your life. You may have acne when you are expecting a baby and at some stage in menopause. Acne can also be an outcome of any hormonal changes in the body.
Myth: Makeup leads to acne.
Fact: Not if you’re taking it off properly and consistently—there’s no study, that indicates makeup or skincare products can lead to spots, and there is no harmony on which component or blend of elements is problematic. Sleeping with your makeup on can cause some complications and possibly a chance of acne over your face. So, makeup isn’t the real culprit here, just your laziness.
Myth: Costly cosmetics are better than cheap ones.
Fact: The term “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always necessarily give its meaning. You see, both good and bad products are available in all types of price ranges. So just because you are spending heavy bucks on what advertisements are brainwashing you with, doesn’t mean you’ll be getting your money's worth. Many reasonably priced and natural products can give you great results. So before splurging on your next paycheck, take a look see at the information of ingredients along with the needs of your skin rather than paying heed on the price tag.
Myth: Blackheads can be cleansed.
Fact: Blackheads make skin look grubby, but they are not associated with dust or how frequently you wash your face.
Blackheads build up when a clog forms within the pore and puts off oil and cellular rubbish from going out of the pore in general. As the clog pushes up closer to the skin, the blend of oil and cellular rubbish oxidizes and makes it black. Even though various cosmetics claim you can, you cannot scrub away blackheads, at least not entirely. Using a contemporary exfoliate removes the top segment of the blemish, but it does not do anything to address the fundamental cause of the blackhead. When you’re least expecting it, they’re back again.