When it comes to old wisdom regarding beauty, we’re the first to admit that some of it really does work. There’s no denying that witch hazel is a wondrous product, nor that drinking water helps your complexion, but there are also a lot of other anecdotal ‘tips’ out there which can do more harm than good. Today, we’re looking at five beauty myths that we want people to stop believing!
Getting a Base Tan Will Stop You Burning
We’ve all got that one friend who will go and have a couple of sessions on a sun bed before jetting off on her summer hols because she says it will stop her from burning. Well, we’re here to tell you that this is absolute cobblers. There has never been any evidence to suggest that a base tan protects against a sunburn. It is not a substitute for good SPF protection, like Decleor Summer Oil SPF30.
Fatty Foods Gives You Acne
This one is a ‘chicken and egg’ situation – while eating a diet filled with fatty foods and refined sugars won’t give you acne (you need to have a genetic predisposition to have it in the first place), it won’t help. So if you’re blessed with amazing skin and eat a terrible diet, it won’t do your insides many favours but it also won’t cause acne. However, if you’re acne-prone, eating as cleanly as possible will help.
Toothpaste Will Heal Spots
There are several ingredients in toothpaste which are natural anti-inflammatories, like peppermint oil and bicarbonate of soda, which on their own may help to reduce the appearance of redness and swelling around a pimple. However, there’s also a whole slew of other ingredients in toothpaste which is really not meant to be applied to the skin and will cause you more harm than good in the long run. If you suffer with regular breakouts, you’d be much better off using Dermalogica Breakout Control, which is designed to blitz pimples without harming your skin.
Only Dry Skin Needs Moisturiser
One of the biggest myths out there is that only dry skin needs moisturiser. Yes, dry skin may need extra help from richer products, but thanks to modern life, even normal and oily skin need moisturiser, too. In fact, a lot of people with oiliness often suffer with an underlying dryness problem, which causes the skin to over-produce sebum. Finding the right moisturiser for oily skin can completely rebalance your complexion.
All of Your Skincare Should Be From the Same Line
Here at Pure Beauty, we sell lots of ranges from Decleor, Dermalogica, Elemis and Jan Marini which are intended for use with other products from the same lines. However, this isn’t a hard and fast rule and while the products may work best together for some people, for others a selection of products from all four brands might work even better. Don’t be afraid to mix things up because a manufacturer tells you not to!