With so many beauty products on the market it can be a daunting task to know which skin care ranges to use or what really is the right way to treat your skin.
Let’s start by looking at some of the most common beauty myths that have been doing the rounds.
#1. Some Beauty Products Are As Good As Botox
There is no skin care product that can work like Botox, because creams and lotions cannot actually target specific areas.
If you’ve fallen for claims that your favourite beauty products can make wrinkles disappear or tighten sagging jowls then you need to know that there’s no research to back up these beauty myths. Even Botox if it was applied topically wouldn’t work.
#2. Choose Your Skin Care According To Your Age
There are all kinds of products on the market that claim they are for a specific age group. Before you purchase any of these ‘age related’ products consider this – why is everyone over 50 thrown into one group. I bet you know several people in that age group who have completely different skin types and issues. The same applies to other age groups. Instead, read the label and find the product with the ingredients you are looking for and choose that way.
#3. Sensitive Skins Need Hypoallergenic Products
Hypoallergenic has become a ‘buzz word’ in recent years but there is little real meaning behind it. It’s nothing more than advertising hype that claims you may be less likely to develop a reaction to this product.
However, almost all of the big beauty brands stretch the truth. There is no testing done on hypoallergenic products to determine if they are in fact better for skins that are prone to sensitivity.
Don’t let yourself be misled by such beauty myths. Read the labels and if you do have sensitive skin, consider switching to organic and natural skincare products.
#4. As You Age, You Get Age Spots
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#5. You Will Eventually Outgrow Your Acne
If this were true, then there would be so many people that could just stop battling their acne and wait until they were out of their teen years for it to disappear. The fact is that women from their 20s into their 40s and even their 50s can and do develop acne just as teenagers do.
The treatment doesn’t change if you get pimples and spots in later life either.
Acne at any age needs to be dealt with in the same way as for a teenager. It won’t go away by itself so if you suffer from acne you should consult a health professional and tackle it through a combination of methods including dietary changes, exercise, sleep and relaxation techniques.
#6. Acne Is Caused By Make Up
This may be true in some cases, but there is no research that shows that make up is responsible for the development of acne. Proper cleansing and removing any product residue before you go to bed at night is always advisable. But If you use a product and develop a rash or your skin breaks out then it’s a good idea to change your skin care products as you may have a sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients.
These are 6 of the most common beauty myths that you have very likely heard at some point in your life. The trouble is there are hundreds of other beauty myths out there and unless you take the time to do your own research and to find out the truth behind a product, you may find yourself being misled.