We have all heard how it’s a good idea to have a foundation with sun protection or how you have to replace your compact if it breaks, but what most of us don’t realize is that most of these claims are for marketing only. The beauty and skincare industry is a multibillion-dollar industry with brands making money from you every time you get that new shade of lipstick or that trending brand of nail polish. So, what the marketing executives at these companies do is create some misleading and often false information and spread it to the consumer so that you will keep falling for their tricks.
Well, we talked to some of the industry insiders and got some juicy secrets that the beauty industry doesn’t want you to find out.
1. Get Rid Of Dark Circles With A Quick Massage:
The skincare industry has been telling you that you need to buy $200 skincare products to get rid of your dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. But what you don’t know is that a good facial massage can do just the same without any chemicals and is also a lot more pleasant. Experts recommend the lymph drainage massage which can be done at home with ease.
2. Always Keep Good Care Of Your Hands:
Our hands have thin and delicate skin and are our primary tools and often take the most amount of abuse on a daily basis. This can be from washing the dishes without gloves or gardening with bare hands which can lead to the dry and damaged skin. To counter this, always apply sunscreen before going outside and keep your skin hydrated with a good hydrating skin cream.
3. Always Store Your Skincare Products Correctly:
Most adverts with multiple beauty products show a beautiful woman storing her products in the bathroom. But did you know that if you did this, you are damaging them and causing them to expire faster? And when they expire, you are forced to buy a new cream from the manufacturers. The reason this actually happens is that the warm and humid air in the bathroom can damage the products. The right place to store beauty products is in the refrigerator.
4. Your Neck Is As Important And Sensitive As your Face:
Most products concentrate on how your face ages but we forget that is easy to judge someone’s age by how well their neck looks. Since the neck contains skin that is thin and delicate, experts advise that you should also be applying the fancy face cream to your neck as well. You should even consider whether your anti-aging cream is making you look younger or just draining your purse.
5. Avoid Facial Scrubs Or Harsh Brushes Prone To Acne:
If you have acne or are prone to getting them, it might be a good idea to avoid facial scrubs and sponges. This is because the harsh and abrasive attributes of facial scrubs or brushes can cause your acne to become more inflamed. Instead, experts state that its best to use delicate cleansing of the skin without any soap for those with acne.
6. Avoid Touching Your Skin With Unclean Things:
Did you know that most of us visit the loo with our smartphones? Yes, now remember that while you may wash your hands with soap before leaving, you are okay with sticking that same phone to your face and mouth when you get a call right after. Disturbing right? So, if you want healthy skin, try keeping the things that touch your skin clean.
7. Ice Cubes Work Well Against Dull Skin Tone:
If you’re going to get rid of your dull complexion, there are better ways than applying a ton of makeup and blush. Instead, the experts advise you to rub an ice cube over your face for a few seconds to stimulate the blood circulation in your skin for that natural, healthy glow.
8. Always Use A Separate Sunscreen Before Going Out:
While SPF 15 is usually used when it comes to sunscreen that is in your foundation or skin lotion, its invariably not as effective as separate sunscreen which is applied. Many brands advertise their products to protect you from the UVA and UVB rays but are not very effective, according to experts. So, next time, don’t get sucked into buying a product just because it has sun protection. Instead, get yourself some quality sunscreen with a SPF 30 at the least and apply it every two hours when you are out in the sun.
9. Avoid Over drying Your Inflamed Skin
If you have a skin inflammation, you should avoid overdrying your skin. This is usually not known to people as many anti-spot creams that are said to treat skin inflammations and spots contain benzoyl peroxide. This chemical is reported to quickly dry your skin which can aggravate the skin inflammation while causing more sebum to be produced, often leading to acne. Also note that alcohol also works similarly and the best way to combat inflammation is by using cleansing masks with clay or exfoliating with salicylic acid.
10. Sleep Without Your Bra:
We have all been told growing up that if we want to keep our breasts from sagging and loosening, we should be wearing a bra even during sleep. Unfortunately, breast sag is part of growing older and isn’t going to stop if you wear your bra to sleep. What may happen is that you may suffer from health issues because of the reduction of blood circulation due to the constricting natural of tight bras. So, according to experts, it’s best to skip the bra to get a good night’s sleep.
11. Keep Your Skin Clean And Healthy:
The reason many women suffer from acne and other skin inflammations is that they have blocked pores from not keeping their skin clean. This also includes removing makeup before going to bed since this can also block your skin pores. To get the healthiest skin, keep your skin clean by using a quality skin cleanser.