NO MORE BEAUTY MYTHS.
We’re living in the time when we are surrounded by information and knowledge. Through web we’ve got easy access to every little thing that we wish to know. Still, unfortunately we get misled by these sources of information quite often. It’s really hard to recognize the truth among so many fallacies. Ultimately, we are stuck in a whirlpool of myths, misconceptions and false promises.
Any skincare tips which you seek from YouTube, Google, etc. may be given in general while there is not a standard type of skin. Every one has different skin, bodies, issues and needs. Since the beginning, we have advised you to be aware of your problems and their root cause before experimenting with your body. Accordingly, it’s really important to know your skin type and issues in order to treat them well. So, once and for all, lets break up with some skincare misconceptions today.
MYTHS STAND BUSTED.
I. STEAMING IS GOOD FOR SKIN.
Many of us believe that steaming frequently – whether just the face or taking a hot shower – is good for the skin. Reasons go like steaming opens up the pores and drives out the dirt, it hydrates the skin, it makes the skin glowing, blah, blah, blah. But, ’tis not so. Dermatologists would not recommend it.
In reality, steaming dehydrates our skin. It takes away even the moisture that’s already present in our skin making it dry. That’s why, people with dry skin should permanently ditch steaming from their skincare routine. Steaming turns dry skin even drier and flaky. It irritates the dry skin resulting in scarring, pigmentation, blemishes and burns.
Moreover, constant steaming would open the pores of the skin permanently and make them larger in size. It will be harming all the more. If you want you may steam once in a month.
II. MORE EXFOLIATION ADDS TO THE GLOW OF THE SKIN.
A lot of people live in this misconception. We know it may feel good after exfoliation. However, it can certainly backfire if done constantly. As suggested by Dr. Jaishree Sharad, the skin has a 30 days cycle. This means that the lower-most layer of cells comes up after 30 days and the top-most layer of dead skin cells is shed.
Exfoliation includes scrubbing which scrubs off the top-most layer of cells and lays bare the deeper layers of cells which actually is a barrier against pollution, dust and UV rays. Exfoliating too much will disturb the natural skin generation cycle. So, exfoliating once in a month (30 days) that too gently is more than enough.
III. FACIALS BOOST COLLAGEN AND FIGHT SIGNS OF AGEING.
Though hard to believe, it is true that facial is nothing more than a “feel good” factor. It does nothing good to the skin but only helps you relax for some time. Boosting collagen in the skin, making the skin vibrant, fighting the signs of ageing- everything that’s said in the support of facial routines is a myth.
Moreover, people with oily or acne-prone or sensitive skin should stay away from facials while, facials can be “feel good factor” for those having dry skin.
IV. BLEACHING TWICE A MONTH IS O.K.
Now this may be disheartening for many, but is equally enlightening too. Bleaching is , no doubt, a chemically charged process. Many types of harsh chemicals are used in bleaching- whether on the face or the hair. You should limit the contact of such chemicals on the facial skin which is so delicate and sensitive. If you have chronic facial hair problem, you may better go for lazer hair treatments which are comparatively safer and non-toxic. Otherwise, go for a bleach only within a span of 6-8 weeks and not twice a month.
V. OILY SKIN NEEDS NO MOISTURISATION.
If you have oily skin, it doesn’t mean you don’t need any moisturisation. Oily skin does dehydrate. It can also lose its moisture due to many reasons which include:
- SITTING IN A.C. FOR LONG HOURS
- BEING IN TOO HOT TEMPERATURES
- FEELING OF STRESS
- CONSTANT WASHING OF FACE
There are a lot of good oil-free moisturisers available which you can go for.
These myths might have come as thunderbolts to you.
If it ain’t shocking, it ain’t truth.
Leading a truthful life is far better than living in myths.