4 Skin Care Myths Busted Wide Open
There’s a whole lot of pressure on women to look perfect all the time. We’re fighting a war on all fronts to make sure that our hair is perfectly thick and glossy, our makeup is on point and our bodies are fit healthy and svelte. From images of celebrity perfection adorning billboards wherever our eyes may stray to that one friend that we all have whom we love dearly but silently hate for the way she makes looking gorgeous seem so effortless all the damn time all that pressure builds up over time. In order to transcend the gifts God gave us and pursue the airbrushed perfection our senses are bombarded with every day, many of us rush straight into the arms of the beauty industry. The trouble is that while there are some great products on the market the industry itself is awash with myths, misdirection, pseudoscience and outright lies.
When combined with a culture of skincare mythology and old wives’ tales, we can easily end up making skincare decisions that do us way more harm than good. It’s time to bust some of those myths wide open.
Hypoallergenic products are better for sensitive skin
Skin allergies and skin sensitivity are very different things, but many of us spend our hard earned money on hypoallergenic products even though they’re not right for our skin. Hypoallergenic products are so called because they’re less likely to cause an allergic reaction because they use ingredients that are not known allergens. While you may have sensitive skin and an allergy hypoallergenic products will not necessarily benefit those with sensitive skin. In fact, since there’s no specific restriction or regulation regarding what actually makes a product hypoallergenic. Thus, some of these products may actually be harmful to your sensitive skin.
If it’s “natural” or “chemical free”, it’s better for you skin
Go to www.moisturizers.com/ and you’ll find a whole lot of recommendations that will help you find the best products for your skin’s needs. We have a tendency to go ahead and assume that products marketed as “natural” or “chemical free” are universally better for our skin. The truth is a little more complex. There are products marketed as “chemical peels” that actually contain completely natural ingredients and work well for all skin. Likewise, “natural products” may be susceptible to harmful bacteria, mold and yeast growth.
You must buy age appropriate skincare products
Many products declare themselves as being perfect for skin that’s reached a certain age… but this is really just a marketing exercise. The fact is that while there are many different skin types that are dependent upon a range of factors, your age is not your skin type. Most of the same issues that affect your skin in your 60s can still affect your skin in your 20s.
Wearing makeup ages your skin faster
For some reason some people like to shame women who wear makeup every day with perennial myths such as the notion that wearing makeup every day ages your skin. In fact, many makeup products nourish or protect your skin as you wear them. So long as you remove it at night and maintain your normal cleansing regimen, there’s no reason why makeup should prematurely age your skin.