Internet, television, magazines, etc. – are all great sources to learn about makeup tips and tricks. However, how do you know if that tip or trick is worth trying? While in some cases, the tips we hear or read about could be true, in other cases, these tips may be mere myths. To help you debunk the myths and misconceptions, here is a compilation of makeup myths and their facts for any beginner or makeup lover:-
Myth #1: Makeup is Bad For Your Skin
While it is true that makeup can clog your pores, this common belief is generally a myth. Wearing makeup will not age you or cause dry, oily or acne skin. Wrinkles can be caused by environmental factors, stress, and smoking, among other things. Although makeup does not look as good on dry, oily or acne skin, it is not the cause. It’s important to develop a great skincare regimen to address your specific skin problems. Great skin prep is also important to help your makeup wear well throughout the day.
Myth #2: You Don’t Need Sunscreen if You Wear Makeup
Many people believe that you can pass on sunscreen if you wear makeup. After all, lots of makeup products contain SPF, so you should be covered. Unfortunately, though, this belief is a myth. You should still apply sunscreen even when wearing makeup. Here is why sunscreen is important.
Myth #3: It’s Okay to Sleep with Your Makeup On
While removing your makeup at the end of the day can be a bit of a chore, it is not advisable to sleep with your makeup on. Leaving your makeup on overnight can, in the long run, clog your pores which can potentially result in your skin breaking out. Our skin regenerates and repairs itself while sleeping, which can be hindered if we sleep with makeup.