Over the years, especially in beauty, it's hard to know what to believe and what not to believe, so today I'm sharing a few beauty myths I get asked about all the time.
1) The first myth is that makeup cleaning wipes will remove all your makeup.
I understand the appeal, trust me, and it's usually better than not removing your makeup, however, only using a makeup removing cloth will leave your skin with a residue that's mixed with the remains of dirt and oil and whatever else is in the remover.
Your skin needs to be moved around with water to remove the dirt, along with the oil, so relying on this wipe alone to remove your makeup is not a wise move, unless you want clogged pores, which lead to larger pores, and inevitable breakouts.
So, by now you're wondering what's a busy woman to do, right?
Try this solution: Instead of using makeup removing wipes I recommend removing your makeup two hours before you go to sleep. It sounds weird at first, but removing it early will ensure that you don't forget or get too tired!
2) The second myth is that you should always double cleanse your skin.
If you wear makeup, I do advise a double cleanse, when possible.
Have you ever noticed how after you wash your face you'll still pick up a lot of dirt and oil on your cotton pad if you use a toner? Well, that's why!
However, if you DON'T wear makeup or SPF there's no need to double cleanse.
At the end of the day, it simply depends on your lifestyle. And here's a little pro-tip: Your skin doesn't like extreme temps so avoid hot or cold water and stick with warm!
3) Last but not least, the third myth is that pores actually shrink.
If you're buying into products that claim to do this, you're likely wasting your money.
Instead of pore shrinking serums, look for clarifying serums, masks (like our Radiant Root Mask) and cleansers, which will keep your skin super clean and exfoliated and give you the appearance of smaller pores.
Products with Salicylic Acid can be wonderfully helpful, too, when it comes to decreasing the appearance of large pores (stay tuned for our new Pore Refining Moisturizing Gel coming soon).
Using an active night cream, like our Advanced Retinol Night Cream, will also help with the renewal of your skin cells while you sleep, lessening the appearance of larger pores, too!
I hope this is helpful for you!
Remember, the more you know the more you glow!
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