It is hard to ignore some of the common beauty tips or even advice when you’ve heard everyone from your mom to your friends swear by them. There are some pretty popular ones out there that just simply aren’t true, but many people still believe them. But how do you know who to trust with all these myths out there?
We put together a list of the most common beauty myths and debunk them. You are curious and want to know more about which myths are just that they continue to read on.
The most common myths out there are:
Going Outside With Wet Hair Will Cause You to Catch a Cold
We’ve all heard this one somewhere. The simple truth is: viruses can be contracted at any time, including in the summer. The main reason we associate them with cold weather is that people tend to concrete in small spaces for warmth, and that’s when the cold virus is more likely to be passed around. This means you don’t have to worry about going out with her wet hair, but that doesn’t mean it’s suggested. Simply put, you’re still just going to get cold.
Oily Skin Doesn’t Need Moisture
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Oily skin needs just as much hydration as other skin types. When the skin is stripped of its natural moisture by harsh products or cleansers will typically overcompensate by producing even more oil. The key to balancing this is to layer a light water-based hydrating product under an oil-based moisturizer. When you take care of your skin, it’s going to take care of you and often you’re going to feel your best when you feel you look your best.
Wearing Make-up Everyday Causes Breakouts
Simply put, this is not true. Yes, there are some makeups that can cause breakouts if your skin is sensitive to a particular ingredient. What actually causes breakouts is not removing makeup properly. When you sleep in makeup, it only leads to your pores being clogged, and this encourages bacteria to flourish. If you wear a full face of makeup and SPF daily, you need to cleanse your skin at night to make sure you have no product on your skin left.
Products with Natural Ingredients Don’t Cause Irritation
There are a lot of benefits of using natural and organic beauty products, but that doesn’t mean they will cause irritation. Essential oils are often used in natural formulations which can also trigger reactions in sensitive skin types. This is why if a product has an essential oil, you should carry out a patch test to make sure you have no reaction towards it.
You Don’t Need Sunscreen if Your Makeup has SPF
This is potentially a really dangerous myth for many people. Unless you’re putting over an ounce of makeup on your face daily, you don’t have the proper protection, even with your makeup having SPF. The amount of sunscreen needed to adequately protect your skin from the sun is much more than the amount of makeup you would apply at once. To be safe, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 under your makeup daily. If the sunscreen isn’t up against your skin, it really isn’t doing anything.