9 Beauty Myths Revealed

Oct 12, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

9 Beauty Myths Revealed

Half the battle is won to get healthy skin when you follow the right skincare practices. Majority of us tend to hold ourselves back when it comes to beauty practices. There are some myths that we have been following for a long time unknowingly. We are surrounded by many beauty myths and facts such as drinking water for hydration to the tingling sensation on the application of products. It is quite difficult to believe until you really experiment with any of these. 

Run through the pages on the internet and you will find many beauty facts with tons of advice. Surprisingly, there are many facts and truths which are inaccurate. Today, we will break all the beauty myths and set you free to achieve healthy beautiful glowing skin forever.

9 Beauty Myths and Facts 

Here are essential beauty myths and facts which we will unleash today for better healthy glowing skin.

Beauty Myths V/s Beauty Facts 

Sr. No

Beauty Myths

Beauty Facts

1

The look of the product is important with trendy and attractive packaging

Go for simple packaging and focus on the efficacy of the product

2

Popping a pimple is a right thing

 

Never pop a pimple as it may spread the infection deeper in the skin

3

Certain ingredients work best at night as skin is in repair mode.

Optimal time for skincare is during the day as we are in constant motion

4

Wearing sunscreen daily leads to Vitamin D deficiency

Sunscreen protects skin from the damage of the harsh sun rays

5

Chemicals are bad for the skin so look for “chemical-free” products

Choose natural skin care products instead of chemical-free skincare products

6

Minimalist skincare is trending

Every skin is different. Follow which suits you best.

7

You can apply products as you like them

Following a correct order helps in better absorption of product making it more effective

8

A cool tingling sensation means the product is working

A cooling tingling sensation may damage the skin

9

Natural skincare products may contain some parabens and sulfates

Natural skin care products should be sulfate-free and paraben free

 

Myth #1 The look of the product is important with trendy and attractive packaging

Simple packaging is acceptable, what matters is inside. This is what counts more. Look for more useful things while investing in skincare or beauty products. Do not get attracted to trendy designs and frills. Check the ingredient list always which is worthy in every aspect.

Myth #2 Popping a pimple is the right thing

Let nature take its own way in healing the pimple spot. Popping them will lead to more skin damage and the spread of infection. Apply some target-based natural skincare solutions to treat the pimple. Allow it sometime to heal.

 

Myth #3 Certain ingredients work best at night as skin is in repair mode

Your skin works at its best when you are in motion during the day. This allows blood circulation along with transport of oxygen and nutrients for cellular activity. However, skin is in repair mode at night which leads to cellular regeneration.

Myth #4 Wearing sunscreen daily leads to Vitamin D deficiency

Sunscreen’s effect on Vitamin D absorption is minimal. However, the best part of getting effective Vitamin D from the sun is absorbing sun rays before 9 am in the morning daily for 15 mins. It is also advisable to wear sunscreen between 10 am to 4 pm to avoid the harsh rays of the sun. Do not skip your sunscreen early in the morning as well.

Myth #5 Chemicals are bad for the skin so look for “chemical-free” products

Well, the more effective solution is to choose natural skincare products. Check the ingredient list for botanical extracts. Sunscreens are generally included with some SPF chemicals. However, choosing a sunscreen with botanical extracts and good SPF is much better than conventional sunscreens.

Myth #6 Minimalist skincare is trending

Yes, minimalist makeup and simple basic skin care are always important. However, if you have major skincare concerns like acne, pigmentation, or dry skin, you may need more effective and targeted solutions to eliminate them first. After that, you can gradually taper down the skincare products and bring them to a minimalistic effective skincare routine.

Myth #7 You can apply products as you like them

Follow a correct order of cleansing, toning, and moisturization. It is important to apply lightweight serums before moisturizers which are heavy in molecular weight. Give a 30 seconds gap after every application to allow the skin products to completely absorb the elements

Myth #8 A cool tingling sensation means the product is working

A short-lived tingling sensation is considered normal, especially when using natural elements of glycolic acid, peppermint essential oil, camphor, or eucalyptus oil. However, if the tingling sensation continues for more than 2 mins, it is important to stop using the product as it may irritate the skin causing further damage.

Myth #9 Natural skincare products may contain some parabens and sulfates

Sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil should be completely avoided when choosing natural skin care products. It is advisable to choose pure skincare products with a botanical extract which makes them more effective when they are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and mineral oil free. This increases the efficacy of natural skin care products. It has been noted that the presence of sulfates, parabens, and mineral oil can neutralize the efficacy of natural extracts. 

So, we have revealed 9 important beauty myths and facts which must be followed. Many things are hyped on the internet and we tend to follow everything which is trending without knowing the truths and reality. It is important to do thorough research about the facts before you dive to invest in skincare and beauty products to make the most out of them. Win over reality and follow the same for healthy beautiful skin!

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