We all must have heard a little bit about some do's and don'ts related to skincare from our sisters or mothers that we're not even sure of its truth. But in the end, we settle to believing most of these myths 😅 If you did an extra research on these stuff, you would have been shocked to know that there are a lot of lies you've been holding onto throughout these years 🤦♀️ Yep, it can be a little frustrating because some people may get to the level of damaging their own skin because of these myths. But it's better late than never, right? Check out these 5 beauty myths that you could have still believed in 👇
Myth #1 : Discolouration on skin are caused by aging
Nope, they're not! Discolorations like dark spots and freckles are caused by unprotected skin under sun exposure 🌞 Yep, they exist because the skin is already sun-damaged and they can show up at any age. Best way to protect the skin is by lathering a good amount of sunscreen everyday. If you're in a direct exposure to the skin, never forget to reapply your sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours because sunscreen gets less and less effective after a while. The key is the more you stay in the sun, the more often you need to reapply it.
Myth #2 : Pimples will stop popping on your skin as you grow older
Well, too bad it doesn't really work that way. Of course if you're used to suffer from teenage acne, it should have been gone as you become an adult. But hey, have you said hello to your long-time friend, the hormonal acne? This is the culprit to your never ending pimples even when you've left your teenagehood. So how do we grow out of acne, then? Some people are gifted with a clear skin but no worries if you don't! You just gotta step up your skincare game. Arm yourself with weapons to battle acne like a gentle cleanser (being harsh on skin is never a good thing), use spot treatment like benzoyl peroxide, moisturize with skin-soothing ingredients and exfoliate with salicylic acid. You just gotta do a bit of trial and error to find the right products for your skin and you're good to go!
Myth #3 : Dry skin can be stopped with just drinking water
If you are suffering from dry skin, you may have heard someone somewhere out there telling you to drink more water as if you're not drinking enough 🙄 Well, of course drinking water is great but it doesn't really have anything to do with your dry skin. People who have a dry skin on their face typically suffer from skin conditions like eczema or skin allergies anywhere on the body too. But dry skin is also caused by the weather or aging factors. So the best way to treat dry skin is by using products with moisture-loaded ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid and niacinamides.
Myth #4 : Blackheads can be removed with just scrubbing it away
Did you know that blackhead is a type of non-inflammatory acne? It's rooted deep down in the pore and gets oxidised over time making it to appear dark on the surface of the skin. But we can't wash away blackheads the way we get rid of other dirts on skin. Using facials scrubs will only remove the top portion of the blackheads. But it doesn't clear out the pores thoroughly. The best method to treat them is by using ingredients that can work deep inside the pores as well as removing dead skin cells on the skin layer like salicylic acid.
Myth #5 : Breakouts on the skin is caused by too much makeup
It's not the makeup's fault, really! It's all about the pre and post makeup care that most people tend to neglect 🤦♀️ Some makeup products can have the possibility to clog the pores and causes acne but if you prep the skin with proper skincare routine and remove the makeup thoroughly towards the end of the day, your skin will still stay silky smooth and clear from nasty acne 🤗 But if you're used to sleep with your makeup on, just bid goodbye to a healthy skin and let's just not be friends, okay? 🙄 Just kidding! Always make sure that you don't go to bed with bacteria left to breed on your face 😖