10 Common Beauty Myths You Should Know

In an age of misinformation, even skincare isn’t left out of the equation. It doesn’t take long for wrong information to spread about how to take care of your skin or which lifestyle habits to pick up for a life of longevity. Some tips you may have heard are true, such as “sleeping on your stomach causes more pressure.” This ultimately results in more permanent wrinkles. There are many beauty misconceptions that have and continue to be debunked.

So, which advice should you listen to and which should you scoff at? The more beauty facts we’re aware of than myths, we will all be able to help each other maintain a glowing appearance for years to come.

top 10 biggest skincare myths : You need to know


  1. Skincare Packaging Doesn’t Matter

    This couldn’t be further from the truth. Packaging is in fact essential when it comes to the effectiveness of products. You should never expose your products to excess light and air. This causes them to be less efficient over time. You should ensure products are kept in airtight containers which are ideally opaque.

  2. Never Pop Pimples

    You’ve most likely been told since you were a teenager that you should never pop your pimples and take care of them with treatments or let them go away naturally. However, popping your pimples can actually help them to go away faster! This is only if you pop them properly, as a reminder. You should always wash your hands and face before popping a pimple, doing so carefully to avoid causing scabs or wounding the skin further.

    The “whitehead” on a pimple that is often visible, which means the zit is swollen, indicates that it’s ready to be popped. By popping a pimple, it releases the pressure and skin-damaging substances inside, making room for your skin to heal and return to normal.

  3. Using Sunscreen Daily Is Too Much

    You should never be concerned about using too much sunscreen on your skin. It’s been passed around that doing so, can lead to a Vitamin D deficiency since you aren’t getting enough of it from the sun by having too much of a protective barrier on your skin.

    This simply isn’t true. You actually don’t need as much sun exposure as you think to produce enough Vitamin D for the body. On the other side of the matter, skipping sunscreen/suntanning or not using enough sunscreen before leaving the house can cause a deficiency in Vitamin D. Utilizing sunscreen every day while in the sun is beneficial in maintaining Vitamin D levels.

    By not using sunscreen, you are putting your body and skin at risk for several other, worse conditions, such as skin cancer. Be sure to never forget this crucial step in your skincare routine.

  4. The Order of Your Skincare Products Doesn’t Matter

    This is perhaps one of the most important myths to debunk and be aware of for its bad advice since the order you use your products is essential to them working effectively with one another. In particular, there are certain products you want to use which help you prepare for your routine and help to retain the products so they are well-absorbed.

    During the day, for starters, you’re going to want to use your thinnest products first before the thickest products. Cleansing your face should always come first, followed by toner, which prepares your skin for your routine, which can include exfoliants and creams. Sunscreen should always be applied last, with the exception of makeup, which can be applied at the end of your routine over sunscreen.
    When getting ready for bed, makeup remover and facial oils can help remove cosmetic products and dirt from your face, ensuring it’s ready for the following products. You should always cleanse your face before applying serums (more often used at night) and moisturizers. Eye creams are usually used after facial moisturizers and you can treat yourself with patches or a face mask at the end of your routine as a bonus if you would like! This can be a fun incentive to finish your skincare routine so you have a relaxing reward to look forward to at the end.

  5. Enlarged Pores Can Be Reversed

    Similar to dark circles, once pores have become further enlarged and visible, they can be hard to lessen. Enlarged pores are often caused by circumstances such as persistent clogging or excess sun exposure.

    Those who are prone to acne have also been known to have larger pores. Ingredients in skincare products such as retinol and salicylic acid often help with this condition, as well as proper use of sunscreen when leaving the house.

    Our Deepcare+ Serum-Infused Micro Dart Patches can help combat this issue. In recent years, microneedling has become a trend in the skincare industry, and for good reason. This method assists with dark eye circles, discoloration, wrinkles, and of course, pore size. Our patches in particular are infused with 1,000 micro darts per patch, extending across more area coverage than other patches and providing results after a single use.

  6. Niacinamide & Retinol Don’t Mix

    These two ingredients actually work well together and are more friends than enemies. Even Vitamin C can be included alongside these ingredients to be turned into a powerful trio that benefits the skin.

    When using
    niacinamide and retinol together, they promote calmer skin. They also tend to enhance the skin’s tolerability to external factors and they increase the prevention of new wrinkles and fine lines from forming.

  7. Dark Circles Under Eyes Can Be Reversed

    It’s unfortunate news, but once dark circles have formed under the eyes, they’re quite difficult to get rid of and never fully go away. This can be an even harder condition to treat if your family has a history of prominent dark circles.

    There are, however,
    treatments and procedures that can help with under-eye circles. The skin under your eyes is the most sensitive and thinnest area on the face, so it’s beneficial to not forget about this area in the skincare process.

    Procedures such as laser treatments and cosmetic corrective methods can help lessen the visibility and worsening of dark circles. There are also many ingredients found in skincare products that greatly treat dark circles, a common one being niacinamide. Vitamin C and azelaic acid have also been found to work against dark circles.

  8. “Clean Beauty” Is Safer

    “Clean beauty” in itself, is a myth. Technically, any product can be labeled as “clean” or “all-natural.” There’s no clear definition of what can be considered “clean beauty,” or any evidence showing that it’s safer or more effective to be used on the skin.

    Many synthetic ingredients in skincare products are considered to be just as safe and useful as those that are considered “natural.” In fact, the most important aspect of a skincare product’s effectiveness is that the ingredients are well-blended together, all working towards a common goal of healthier skin.

  9. All Chemical Ingredients Are Bad

    “Chemical” definitely has a negative connotation attached to it. However, not all chemicals are bad for your skin. All
    cosmetic ingredients used in various skincare products are chemicals themselves. Everything in the human body is made of chemicals or relies on certain chemicals to function properly.

    Of course, everything is fine in moderation. When used excessively, even products that are good for you can damage your skin or cause a negative reaction. Ingredients such as parabens (commonly used as preservatives), PEGs (Polyethylene Glycol compounds), acrylates (derived from acrylic acids), or common ingredients used in sunscreen, should be used with caution or should be tested in small doses on your skin before using regularly.

  10. The Skin Repairs Itself Better While Asleep

    While it sounds like it makes sense, your skin actually repairs itself around the clock, even while we are going about our daily routines. On the contrary, your skin is better at repairing itself while the body is active rather than at rest. This is because as we use our bodies for various functions and activities, blood flow is further stimulated. This promotes oxygen intake and skin cell renewal, as well as various other essential functions performed by our bodies.


conclusion : myths about beauty

Never believe everything you hear. Facts are your friend, and so are multiple skincare products, even with the chemicals. A proper skincare routine is sure to not leave you disappointed. If you ever have questions, a clinical professional or certified research studies are sure to give you the best resources available so that you make the best choices for your skin.