I don’t know about you, but I have spent a lot of my time in quarantine reading. I love it! It passes the time and allows me to refresh my memory in the industry I love, beauty. However, the more and more I read, the more I realised that some of these “facts”, were actually a load of rubbish! To help clear some of these up, I have chosen 10 beauty myths for you – all completely false!
“White marks on your nails mean your lacking vitamins”
Okay so those marks are most commonly caused by a slight injury to the base of the nail (matrix) where the nail is formed. It is completely a myth that you are lacking vitamins and minerals, simply put, you have just temporarily damaged your nail – the white spots will soon disappear!
“Wearing make-up everyday is bad for your skin”
Whilst having a day free of make-up leaves you feeling good, it is not necessarily bad if you wear it everyday AS LONG AS you take care of your skin underneath it. If you have a skin routing that includes, cleansing, toning and moisturising to gently but thoroughly remove your make-up each day, then your skin should be glowing always. (If you don’t and want to get started on a skin routine, just call us up – we will be happy to help)!
“Age spots are simply a sign of getting older”
This form of skin pigmentation is misleading by name. In fact, it doesn’t matter how old you are because age spots are the result of years of unprotected sun exposure (including sunbeds)! These little discolorations can show up at any age and can be visible from your mid-20’s. Look after those freckles ladies and ALWAYS use sun protection!
“Your skin adapts to products you use and will eventually stop working”
So really, this is saying that if I eat Kale everyday then my body will get used to it and it will stop being healthy? Doesn’t make sense does it. That’s because it’s wrong. Your skin will forever be grateful for the fantastic products you give it – if it works, don’t change it!
“Your nails need time to breathe”
Right, so it’s time we use a little science here. If you chip a nail, it doesn’t hurt and you barely notice until you see the missing nail varnish. This is because your nails are made up of the protein Keratin which does not require any oxygen – (it’s basically dead)! So they don’t need to “breathe”.
“Drinking lots of water will make your skin glow”
Surprisingly, this one is actually not correct either! Whilst drinking water clearly is super important for your health, there is hardly any evidence to suggest that it gives you that glow. If your skin is dry – then make sure you are using the right products on your skin, especially a moisturising lotion!
“You should pick skincare products based on your age”
Whilst there are those products out there that help adolescents through those difficult teenage years, age is not a skin type! Someone in their 40’s can have the same skin type as someone in their 20’s, so just be sure you are buying products accordingly. We can definitely help you find the perfect match with La Biosthetique’s skin tester, just ask us for more information.
“Your brow colour should match your hair”
I think this was many people’s thoughts for a little while but it is totally old-school! Your eyebrows can be two to three shades lighter or darker than your hair colour. Most people go for a slightly darker brow for an edgy look but it really depends on your skin tone too.
“You should never put oil on oily skin”
Initially, you would think this makes sense but really think about it. If you keep trying to remove oil from your skin, the skin will overcompensate and produce more oil. If you want to balance it out, just add a little back in – as well as keeping your skin hydrated and fresh with natural goodness!
“Pump your mascara for more product”
This is a terrible make-up habit as pumping the mascara wand will introduce air into the tube and will dry the mascara out much quicker than usual. Not only this, but it the air pumps can force bacteria in, trapping it and this could lead to potential eye infections. Instead, try twisting your mascara wand out to get more product and a better application – perfect!