Hey there beauty divas, to stay relevant and ravishing in a world of all things good looking, it is integral to be updated with what’s new and what’s old; the skincare myths and facts. And while you may have already stocked up on all those glass skin creams and may have already chucked your crusty matte sprays, we’re here to throw light to the real deal; the myths that forbid you from looking your best self! And while you may think you know it all; there’s a lot of rumours on the internet that you might have been confused to be the truth. So, to sort things out and get the sensational skin care myths and facts straight – we're here!  

So, to break it to you: yes, you may be falling for misconceptions about makeup that can limit you big time. It’s possible that while looking for beauty tips, you can’t make out the difference between myths and reality and end up believing what you shouldn’t. So, if you’re wondering why you don't have that Hailey Bieber glow, it’s probably because you’ve missed some essential skin TLC steps. But, not to worry, we have your back (and your skincare concerns) and have gotten to the bottom of all those skincare myths and facts. To start with:  

While a contrasting shade would bring out your eyes, using the same colour as your eyes for an eyeshadow can actually accentuate your eyes, making them look bigger and brighter. 

Myth #1: Don't wear an eyeshadow shade that's same as your eye colour 

Here’s a major skincare myth debunked! How many times have you been to a beauty shop tempted to get your hands on a smokey eye palette but just strayed away thinking it would not complement your big brown or black peepers? Well, I’ve done this many times and have missed those “wow” complements. However, I wasn’t too late to achieve those dark and dreamy eyelids as I found out: using the same colour as your eyes for an eyeshadow can actually accentuate your eyes, making them look bigger and brighter. Yes, that’s right! The matching shade can effortlessly give your eyes that main stage. So, if you too were of the perception, it would lead to a smaller and duller eye look - say bye to that. Also, if you’re a fan of hues that pop, keep those vivacious colours close as well - they rightfully do just want they say; sprinkle the drama. 

Myth #2: You can skip washing makeup brushes if only you use them 

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If you’ve been facing acne or some nasty breakouts because you thought this myth to be a fact - hold up and get washing. Although the blenders and brushes may only touch your skin, it is very, very important to wash makeup brushes. So, here’s a skincare myth busted. Using your beauty applicators over and over again leads to product build-up which breeds bacteria and germs that cause acne, infections and what not. So, get your hands on a good soap, soak your application babies in them and scrub until they are all neat and tidy. 

Myth #3: Pump mascara wand to get rid of excess product 

Skincare myths and why you should not believe them mascara

We’ve all been there, pumping our mascara into the bottle to get the gold hanging. However, this does more bad than good. Can’t believe it? Well,  this incorrect technique will only let air bubbles go into the bottle, making the life of your mascara shorter. To make the most of  expensive mascara, open the wand cap and run it through the rim of the bottle to get the clumps off. And there you go, little miss long lashes. 

Myth #4: Wearing makeup daily makes you age faster 

Skincare myths and why you should not believe them woman red lipstick

Done and dusted but still not busted! This has been a talk for ages now that layering your face with makeup makes you age faster. And while you may have swayed away from your concealer to give you that youthful glow intact - it's time for you to bring them back for that’s nothing but a big fat skincare myth! So much so, most makeup products are infused with nourishing and protective ingredients like SPF and vitamins that safeguard skin while making you look flawless. Invest in good quality products and remove makeup before going to bed and you’ll be fine. 

Myth #5: You should swatch foundation on your hand before buying 

Skincare myths and why you should not believe them woman applying foundation

Ever entered a makeup store to only begin swatching foundation on your hand? Well, if that’s you, that was me too! And if no one has ever corrected you, we’re here as your beauty god mother. The next time you’re checking your perfect shade, do it on your jawline? Yes, you read right — your jawline! Why? Sun damage can make your skin on your arms darker than that of your face - plus, same goes for the neck and forehead. So, you should try the shade on your jawline to get the best match. And that’s a skincare myth demystified!  

FAQs regarding Skincare myths and why you should not believe them 

Clearing your doubts and paving your way towards unmatched skin!  

Q1 Do people with oily skin don’t need to moisturise?  

This is a classic myth! Just because your skin is oily doesn't give you an excuse to skip out on moisturising. In fact, if you do, your skin may become oilier, since your sebaceous glands will start overcompensating. Choose a lightweight moisturiser like the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser that will hydrate your skin adequately. 

Q2 Is washing one’s face with hot water good for skin health? 

No! Washing your face with hot water strips your skin of its natural oils quickly, leaving your skin dry, parched and irritated.   

Q3 Should we only apply sunscreen in the summer?  

Of course not! You need to wear sunscreen when it's cloudy, raining, snowing — basically 365 days a year. Just because you can't see the sun, the UV rays are still there. They're still present. And it's the UV rays that are doing the damage. Opt for the Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50+++ SPF that will give you a natural finish while blocking upto 97% UVB rays.