In this day and age, information is everywhere! Articles, statistics, tips and news are always just a few clicks away. Especially in the beauty industry, which can have a direct impact on health. Now more than ever, we must pay special attention to the credibility of certain widely held popular beliefs !
Our team of experts debunk five well-known beauty myths.
1 | “Botox freezes the face.”
True… and False.
Neuromodulator injections, such as the brand Botox, among others, aim to reduce expression lines and signs of aging. While the product acts on the nerves that control the muscles, preventing them from contracting, their main objective is to achieve a relaxed look. Used in very large quantities, botulinum toxin products can create a frozen effect, leading to the preconceived notion that injections automatically eliminate facial expressions. Appropriate dosages administered in more frequent appointments will prevent this effect. Choosing an experienced doctorwho advocates natural results is therefore imperative for a look that reflects all of your vitality.
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2 | Sunscreen is not necessary in winter.
Although the cold can camouflage the effect of the heat of UVA and UVB rays on the skin, these are no less powerful in winter. Interesting fact: 80% of the sun’s rays are reflected on snow, intensifying their effects even on cloudy days, as they penetrate the clouds. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s rays can create premature aging of the skin and the appearance of brown spots. Adequate sun protection minimizes the risks associated with sun rays damage, both in terms of aging and more serious health problems, such as skin cancer.
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3 | Never sleep without taking off your make-up
Our skin cells regenerate during the night. When we neglect the make-up removal stage, it remains clogged with residues of chemical products, excess sebum and a variety of impurities accumulated during the day that hinder its renewal. The consequences? Pimples, irritations or dry skin, to name just a few. A deep cleansing and the application of hydrating products before bedtime will allow the epidermis to breathe properly during sleep.
4 | Oily skin should not use moisturizing products.
Hyperseborrhea, in other words, the excessive production of sebum, can be linked to many causes: hormones, climate, lifestyle habits … or dehydration! Indeed, the body reacts to an inner lack of water by creating sebum to protect itself from external aggressions, resulting in oily and shiny skin. To regulate the skin’s natural balance and control sebum production, it is therefore essential for skin with oily tendencies to adopt the right habits on a daily basis and to moisturize it with suitable products.
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5 | It is necessary to change your beauty routine every season because the skin gets used to the products.
True… and False.
While it is true that skin can change, it is not imperative for everyone to switch their routine dramatically from one season to the next. Every person is unique… so is their skin! Reactions to changes in the internal and external environments vary, and while some will experience astonishing changes with their skin over the course of the year… others will experience minor changes that will only require an adaptation of their cleanser, for example. All you have to do is listen to your body!
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