Beauty Myths: Fact or Fiction
There is a lot of information about beauty available today. This is so mainly due to the internet and the popularity of article websites. However, the problem is whether the information is correct or not. Many people are often mislead believing that something they’re doing is correct and effective in enhancing beauty while the sad truth is that they’re doing something that’s counterproductive. Here are some of the common beauty myths that are prevalent today:
Using foundation can be an alternate to wearing sunscreen
While this myth is a little funny and quite ridiculous, many people believe that it is true. To have adequate protection, a person should use a thick layer of foundation. The best alternative is to wear foundation and sunscreen. However, it is important to check if the particular sunscreen or foundation can be used with other products. Some skin and beauty products should not be mixed with other products because of adverse reactions or reduction of effectiveness.
Using facial masks for best skin condition
Although many facial masks are very useful in improving skin condition, this is not the only way to have the best skin condition possible. Most of the key ingredients of face masks are also available with other skin products like creams, moisturizers and lotions. This means that using facial masks regularly is not really a necessary skincare practice. Also, most of the face masks only have a temporary effect that wears off after a few hours. This is because most companies try to save money by skimping on the key ingredients.
Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure
Sometime in the late 80’s and early 90’s, experts suggested that in order to be more effective, sunscreen should be used at least 30 minutes before being exposed to the sun. They also claimed that immediately getting exposed to the sun right after applying sunscreen is the same as not using sunscreen at all. This is totally ridiculous and is definitely a beauty myth. Several researches have proven that the timing of using sunscreen doesn’t have any connection to its effectiveness.
It is very important to be careful when reading about beauty tips. Many of the information readily available are not really from legitimate sources. It is important to do thorough research regarding a subject before including it in your beauty regimen. This will prevent problems that can be dangerous to a person’s health.