Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction 4

Skincare Myth: Blackheads are dirt trapped in your pores…

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

Do you stare at those tiny little dark spots on your skin thinking its dirt? Its not! Its really oil and dead skin that got trapped. When the oil and skin oxidize its get darker in color which makes it look dirty!

Skincare Myth: SPF’s with the highest #’s let me stay in the sun longer…

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

No way! The number of the SPF doesn’t tell how long you can stay in the sun BUT how well it protects you against the suns damaging rays. The best sunscreens are Broad Spectrum which protects you against UVA & UVB rays. Always reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours regardless of SPF for the best protection.

Skincare Myth: You should exfoliate daily to achieve glowing skin….

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

Exfoliating your skin more than 2-3 times a week can do a lot more harm than good. It can dry out your skin or cause tiny tears that will make your skin most vulnerable to bacteria and acne.

Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction 3

Hair Myth: You always need to shampoo your hair twice for it to be clean..

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

If you wash your hair daily then there is no point. If you have been sweating, doing yard work, swimming etc. you may want to wash twice to remove excess dirt/build-up. If you happen to have excessive product build up or only wash 2x weekly you should use a deep cleansing shampoo followed by your stylist recommended daily shampoo.

 

Skin Care Myth: You don’t need anti-aging skincare products when you are younger….

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

Starting a good anti-aging regimen in as early as your 20’s will help prevent as much aging damage as possible. There is no need to wait for the fine lines and wrinkles to show up before you start using the proper anti-aging skincare products.

Hair Myth: Washing your hair daily strips the natural oils….

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

Your hair goes everywhere you do! If you are exposed to sweat, dirt, chlorine, etc. you’ll need to wash. You always want to keep your scalp clean and healthy. Also, your skin sheds and you’ll want to wash on a regular basis to release the skin cells trapped in your hair so it doesn’t get build-up of flakes.

 

Skincare Myth: Its cloudy out, you don’t need sunscreen today….

Fact or Fiction? Fiction!

Always wear sunscreen! People tend to get most burnt on the days they “think” they don’t need it! Harmful UV rays bounce off the clouds so just because you cant see the sun doesn’t mean you cant get burnt! Regardless of how cloudy or sunny the day is make it a habit to apply your sunscreen regularly.