Everyone can recite an urban legend or two but the same concept applies to skincare. Have you heard the one about applying Preparation H to depuff eyes? I did believe that after I heard someone on t.v. saying they do that in beauty pageants....Or that eating chocolate will cause pimples? Whether you call them beauty urban legends or just beauty myths, I'm here to set the record straight. Here’s a look at some of the most common beauty myths – DEBUNKED.
1. You Need to Switch Up Your Products
Sometimes if we change shampoo at a hotel or at a friend’s house, it seems that our hair is instantly better and it’s chalked up to a change of product. The same concept doesn’t apply to
skincare products though. Some people swear that products stop working after prolonged use.
That’s simply not true. If you find a product that works for your skin and your budget, stick with it. If a product truly isn’t working for you, it could be down to a change in your skin, the environment or hormones. In other words, it could be you rather than the product.
2. It is Ok to Sleep in Your Makeup
We know that when you’re exhausted the last thing you want to do is haul yourself to the bathroom and wash your face. But consider this- going to sleep with a full face of makeup, dirt and sweat will not only streak your pillow but can lead to dry, dull looking skin as well as potential breakouts and clogged pores. Take the extra minute to wash your face and if you are feeling particularly tired, consider soaking a cotton ball in micellar water for a quick cleanse.
3. Never Put Oil on Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, the last thing you’d think you want to do is add more oil to your face. But oil based cleansers work wonders for cleansing the skin without stripping it – which is important especially for those with oily skin, as a harsh cleanse can kick oil production into overdrive. Oil based cleansers leave the skin feeling soft, cleansed and nourished.
4. You Can Never Exfoliate Too Much
Exfoliation is a key part of any skincare routine as dead skin cells can make the face look dry and dull. But there can be too much of a good thing if you overdo it. Too much exfoliation will leave skin looking red and irritated and perhaps even raw. When you start to exfoliate, start
slowly by doing it once or twice a week and see how your skin handles it before ramping up – a general rule of thumb would be that two to three times a week is enough.
5. You Can Change the Size of Your Pores
Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to change the size of your pores or make them disappear. Pores are tiny hair follicles so you can’t get rid of them. Pore size is determined by genetics so on one level you have to accept what you have. But you can help make pores look smaller by exfoliating the dead skin cells that are inside them.
One thing you can be sure of that's not a myth is getting Happy Skin with Simply Good Soap products. From my magnificent facial bar and moisturizer to skin loving soap bars, body butters and creams.......you'll never have to switch (unless you want a different scent) and you can definitely sleep, smell sweet and dream easy!
Until next time..........................