Everyday we learn about different approaches to our beauty routines. Unfortunately, some of these aren’t always the best for our skin! It’s time to reveal the truths about some of the most common beauty myths and misconceptions, some of which you may be guilty of. They will blow your mind!
Myth: Shaving causes hair to grow back darker and thicker
This common myth is one that has been around for years! But just think about it, when you trim the hair on your head, does it immediately have a new texture and colour? No! Similarly, shaving body hair gives the hair a blunt tip, which may feel coarse or stubbly. During this phase the hair may appear darker or thicker, but fear the razor no more - it actually doesn’t!
Myth: Toothpaste is a great for drying out pimples
Skincare 101 - Never put any products on your face that aren’t designed to be there! While toothpaste can have a drying effect, it can also cause irritation, inflammation and peeling when applied to the skin. Most toothpastes contains harsh additives like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, which may be great for cleaning your teeth, but not so good for treating unwanted pimples or acne! The best type of treatment are products that have no harmful chemicals and additives, are natural and 100% organic. Like me!
Myth: You can get rid of cellulite
Unfortunately, cellulite is just a fact of life for the majority of us. While there may not be a way to completely get rid of it, there are ways to help minimise its appearance. See below:
Exercise - As it is a form of fat, regular exercise can help reduce the appearance of unwanted cellulite. I recommend a combination of both cardio and resistance (weight training) for best results.
Diet - Maintain a healthy, balanced diet full of fruits,veggies, lean protein, healthy fats and wholegrains. Also try and stay clear of foods that are highly processed, full of bad fats and refined sugars.
Hydration - Staying hydrated is key. This can improve the texture of your skin and help your body to flush out toxins.
Foam Rolling - Massaging with a foam roller can help break up the interwoven fat fibres. It also helps to lengthen connective tissues and improve circulation, which can help with the removal of toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Myth: You should exfoliate daily
Some may believe that exfoliating daily is good for your skin, however doing it too often may strip it of its natural oils. This can lead to dryness, oil overload and potentially even damage your skin. Using a combination of a foam cleanser and me once (or twice) a week is the perfect combination. This can help you achieve smooth, clear skin.
Myth: Foundation makes it harder for your skin to breathe
While it is somewhat true that foundation can make it harder for your skin to breathe, it can also provide a barrier against dirt, sun damage, pollution and help to balance oily or dry skin. The trick is choosing the right foundation for your skin type that is light, hydrating and nourishing, not wearing it to bed and wearing minimal when exercising
There are so many myths and misconceptions around beauty regimes. Next time you believe something to be true, make sure you do the research as it could be doing your skin more harm than good!
Stay Clear! Xo