There are rumors, myths and downright lies swirling around when it comes to beauty advice. Knowing exactly what’s right and what might be terribly wrong can be hard to determine in a world so overloaded with information. Here are some of the biggest beauty myths you might have heard — and why you should believing (and spreading) them!
It’s OK to skip sun protection as long as you’re not spending too much time outside.
Fact: Incidental sun exposure — such as when you’re walking to and from class, driving your car or walking to the mailbox — is the leading cause of skin aging. All that daily exposure really adds up over time. The sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays can destroy your skin’s health and lead to hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines. You should wear a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 every day. whether you plan to It’s great to have sunscreen in your makeup as well, but consider it an extra layer, not your main protection.
Going to bed without washing your face is ok long as you wash in the morning.
Fact: Unless you want to tuck yourself in with clogged pores and wrinkles, you should use one of our amazing cleansers to wash away all the makeup, bacteria, dirt, debris and oil before you catch some zzzzs. Going to bed without washing first can lead to irritation, enlarged pores and breakouts. Over time, it can even lead to the destruction of collagen, contributing to wrinkles.
If your skin is oily you should skip moisturizing.
Fact: Your skin still needs TLC if it’s oily, and when you omit moisturizing, things can get out of whack. Without proper hydration levels, your sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing oil, go into overdrive, ultimately leading to a greasy mess. Try using a super lightweight hydrating serum as your moisturizer. The Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum works as an excellent hydrator without creating an occlusive barrier on the skin or heavy feeling. This deep-penetrating serum restores moisture using the hydrating agents naturally found in healthy skin, leaving you looking and feeling your best.
Once your skin starts aging there is nothing you can do about it.
Fact: Don’t give up–t’s never too late! Start wearing sun protection daily and incorporate clinically proven anti-aging ingredients like vitamin A into your routine. This all-star ingredient can do it all: accelerate cellular turnover to keep skin healthy, normalize the top layer of your skin to keep it smooth and even stimulate collagen to keep it looking and feeling young. Add the MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Serum, a powerful wrinkle-fighter boosted with the strongest non-prescription vitamin A, Ceramide 3 and orange plant stem cells, into your nightly routine for the ultimate anti-aging vitamin A treatment.
If you have dry skin you should skip exfoliating, it only makes it drier.
Fact: Start exfoliating now! Dry skin tends to have a built-up layer of dead skin cells which can prevent your moisturizers and serums from penetrating into the skin and preforming their functions. Exfoliate 2-3 times per week to remove dead cells and improve the absorption of your other items. The MyChelle Tropical Skin Smoother, rich in vitamins and minerals is a wonderful scrub for dry skin. Ultra-fine bamboo stem powder and 1.6% lactic acid release and dissolve dead cell build up to give dry skin a brighter appearance.