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10 Beauty Myths... busted!

1. Your skin gets used to beauty products and they eventually stop working...

This is not true. Your skin does not build up an immunity to skincare. In fact you may feel like it’s stopped working, however when this happens all it means is that the product you are using has done it’s job and now it is maintaining your skins health. It takes approximately 30 days for your skin to get used to a product but 6 weeks to start seeing visible changes, so changing your skincare too often can confuse your skin. If you need help with your skincare regime, get in touch!

2. Shaving will make your hair grow back thicker and darker...

When you shave you are not removing the hair from the root, you are just removing the hair’s visible shaft. This leaves the hair blunt giving the illusion of darker/thicker hair. Shaving can however affect the lipid layer of your epidermis, which is responsible for keeping moisture in the skin's tissues. Once this top layer is affected, your skin can dry out and become prone to outside irritation and chemicals making waxing a popular choice. Waxing also removes hair from the root meaning when the shaft begins to grow it is usually thinner and lighter, like baby hair.

3. All face coverings are bad for your skin...

Cotton and other materials absorb a lot of the oil and moisturiser from your skin, this can dry your skin out, cause irritation and encourage a dreaded breakout. Silk is a great alternative as it helps your skin to retain its moisture leaving your skin smoother. Silk is hypoallergenic too, so if you suffer from allergies this is a great for you. Check out our shop for the best selling silk face mask. Click & collect available.

4. All alcohol ingredients are damaging for your skin...

Some alcohols can be damaging on the skin, correct, although you will find in most professional skincare that fatty alcohols are used. Those alcohols are in fact great for the skin because they absorb and retain water leaving the skin smoother and more hydrated. So don’t be alarmed next time you see those in your skincare!

5. Toners are only for oily skin...

This is false! Toners are made for every and all skin types. Often overlooked, using a toner is key to prepping your skin after cleansing. The key benefits to using the right toner include, balancing the skins PH level, preparing the skin for serums and oils, deeper product penetration an extra layer of hydration. Don’t forget, adding a spritz of toner is super refreshing, for the skin and the mind. Try Elemis Superfood Kefir Tea Mist

6. Moisturisers are only for dry skin...

Absolutely not, everybody should be moisturising their skin to keep it in good health and hydrated. Without a moisturiser your skin will not be getting the hydration it needs, causing dehydration lines and premature ageing. When you don’t moisturise yourself, your skin attempts to do it for you by sending your sebaceous glands (oil production) into over drive, potentially leading to breakouts. This can sometimes confuse people into thinking you have an oily skin type, therefore treating your skin incorrectly. Even those with an oily skin type need to be using a moisturiser, serums and oils. Don't get confused between the skins natural oil production and hydration.

7. Your nails need to breathe...

Your nails receive their nutrients, oxygen and blood supply from the blood stream, not from the air! Therefore you don’t need a break from gel or polish unless this has been recommended to monitor your nails health. Caring for them with cuticle oils helps hydrate, strengthen and prevent hangnails. Just like a moisturiser or your skin or conditioner for your hair. When you are ready for your gels to be removed, make an appointment with your nail tech! Never (ever, ever) pick... in doing so you will inadvertently remove a layer of your nail plate which will leave your nails dry, weakened and brittle. Still have some pre lockdown gels on your hands or toes?

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8. You only need to wear an SPF in the sunshine

SPF is for every day regardless of the weather (yep, even in the U.K!). The sun is not the only thing that can damage our skin, lots of things we use on a daily basis can damage our skin such as UVA / UVB / UV lights. Even our screens all emit UV! Having your SPF on daily will help prevent damage, stop premature ageing and age spots/pigmentation. Remember you’re protecting from the light as well as heat! Try Elemis Marine Cream with SPF 30.

9. Wearing make up every day can cause acne...

Wearing suitable make up for your skin such as mineral based make up does not clog up pores and still allows your skin to breathe. Not overloading products is a must, remember the golden rule, less is more! A double cleanse is always recommended when removing your makeup and suncreen. One to remove make up and another to cleanse your skin ready to apply your evening skincare routine.

10. You don’t need to use anti-ageing products until you’re in your 30’s...

Have you heard the saying "prevention is better than a cure"!? Well this has never been more true. Sadly our skin is officially classed as mature from age 25! The good news is you can start using anti-ageing products as early as 21, however it is important to use the correct products for your skin type. Using these products prior to the ageing process is going to help keep your skins youthful complexion whilst keeping your skin’s elastin stronger for longer. You’ll never regret looking after your skin!




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