There so many beauty tips and tricks out there, it’s hard not to want to try everything. But, there is some advice out there which I know is not doing anyone any good! Let’s bust some myths.
1) Leaving makeup on is okay
Under no circumstances should you ever leave your makeup on overnight! Just because your foundation lasts for 48 hours, doesn’t mean you should keep it on for a long time. Keeping your makeup on can lead to oilier skin and breakouts. I know it’s difficult sometimes, especially when you want to crawl into bed. Even if it’s hard work dragging yourself to the bathroom, your skin will appreciate a makeup free night!
2) Makeup wipes are enough
Speaking of leaving makeup on brings me to make up wipes. Using wipes can help to take off those stubborn bits of makeup that just won’t budge. Even though I always recommend having some wipes to hand, you must still cleanse. So much product can be left behind clogging up your pores. If you don’t, believe me, check yourself into a medical spa and see how much muck you remove after a deep cleanse! Not cleaning your face daily will just allow old product to build up and make your skin unhealthy.
3) Contouring is the way forward
I think contouring can look fabulous, especially for photos or a big event. The only problem with contouring is that it’s not for everyone. You don’t have to contour every day as you need to use a lot more foundation than normal. Your skin needs a break from time-to-time! A little highlighter and bronzer should be enough to get you through the day, save the contouring for the weekend.
4) Sunscreen isn’t that important
I can’t stress enough how vital sunscreen is. Even if you’ve forgotten earlier in the day, it’s never too late to apply it. Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Even if it’s not that warm outside the sun can still cause damage to your skin. I know it’s challenging to remember every day, so try a 2 in 1 product. There are plenty of moisturisers and even foundations available that have sun protection factors. There is no excuse for not using some SPF in your routine!
5) Pores can get smaller over time
I’m sorry to say, but the size of your pores doesn’t have anything to do with the products you use. Genetics determines pore size. Don’t worry too much – you can still work on minimizing your pores. You’ll never be able to get rid of them, they are there for a reason. The best way to reduce your pores is to keep them clear of dirt and makeup products. If your pores are large and bugging you, you could opt for a non-surgical treatment. Laser treatments, deep cleanses, and more are readily available than they used to be. Always get your treatment done by someone who is qualified to work on your skin. You might find that a few treatments leave your pores appearing to be reduced. Remember, if anyone tells you can get rid of them entirely, it’s not true!