5 Beauty Myths Debunked
by Aimee Fisher
Time to debunk a few beauty beliefs. I know with all the information from the internet, and beauty blogs, sometimes the line of myth and truth is blurred. I’ve chosen 5 myths that I feel need to be addressed.
You can plump your lips at home
You cannot do your own lip plumping! Not only is it dangerous but it can cause broken capillaries and even BRUISING! And as far as “plumping lip gel” really, your lips are irritated with ingredients that cause swelling. So stick with the Licenced professional when it comes to your lips. Your lips will thank you.
You can get a full set of lashes in some places for $40
Lash tabs are NOT the same as individual lash extensions. Lash tabs, or flares, are chunks of lashes that lay across several of your natural eyelashes with a glue that is only meant to stay for 24 hours. Individual lash extensions are glued to ONE lash at a time, cost a little more, and meant to last weeks. So you may find a sweet deal on lashes…..just be sure you understand what you’re getting into.
Causes microscopic cuts on the skin
This advanced exfoliation technique CAN cause microscopic cuts in the skin. If the service is not performed by a licensed professional using the appropriate amount of pressure, the correct “gritted” tip for different areas of the face and proper suction. If you do the proper research to find a good Esthetician it is very safe and a It is very possible to have negative effects from Microdermabrasion if not done properly. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again…Stick with the Licenced professional!
Leaves you peeling in sheets and stuck indoors for a full week
Not every chemical peel will have dead skin peeling off in sheets! Chemical peels are an excellent way to improve the skin’s appearance but you don’t have to be shunned from the world for 5 days! There are a variety of chemical peels that are less invasive and some don’t even peel. It is also beautiful to pair a peel with Microdermabrasion for similar results to a heavy peel without the down time.
Cleansing your skin
It is ok to skip days when it comes to washing your face
Believe it or not there is a rumor going around that you do not have to wash your face every day. Consider the rumor debunked. You absolutely must clean your face everyday. Even when you don’t wear makeup you must clean off the oil production, the dirt, debris….the environmental pollution. A clean face is helpful in preventing breakouts as well as helping cellular turnover for healthy skin. Wash your face….even when you’re sleepy.
Your Esthi, Aimee