5 Most common makeup and skin care myths

I hear stuff like this all the time and a long time ago, I, myself, believed in those myths. With time and experience, some of them got debunked! A lot of studies are being done so we can understand the beauty industry better and here are a few that shocked me!

Make-up and skin care products do not expire

Like any other product, make-up and skincare products do start expiring once you unseal them. It rarely goes bad as food does but with time it will irritate your skin and cause inflammation. Foundation will not look smooth on your skin, moisturizers will not hydrate your skin a hundred percent, eyeshadows will lose their pigments…

Expensive makeup and skincare are better than drugstore ones

The process of creating a lipstick, a moisturizer, or a foundation is the same no matter the price you pay. The drugstore products are considered the norm in the beauty industry and are produced in bulks. Anything more expensive has nothing to do with the quality but more about purchasing a branded product. You pay extra for ethical products, sustainable products, and products with exotic components. It doesn’t really do anything extra for your skin per say. 

Waterproof mascara is good for everyday use

Unless you know for sure it will be raining, you shouldn’t wear waterproof mascara every day. It’s a lot heavier than the normal ones and removing it is a lot harder. It weakens the lashes and damages them almost permanently. 

A skincare routine is the key against acne and breakouts

Too many factors can play into breakouts and acne. Good skincare routine will not save you no matter how many products you use or how expensive they are. It’s probably one of the biggest myths I’ve heard!

Nothing changes your pores

It’s all genetics! Heat doesn’t open your pores, and cold doesn’t close them, it’s not a muscle. You can’t steam your face to clean out your pores. Going from hot to cold only irritates your skin. What the heat will do it is unclog your pores from excess oil, but that pretty much all it will do. 

That is it for today! I hope this post enlightened you on a few myths! This you used to believe in any of those? Let me know in the comments section below! To really take care of your skin, you should read this article giving you real tips on how to make sure your skin looks really nice!

Until next time,


I like my products like I like my people: NON-TOXIC


Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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    • SofyahOv
      June 14, 2020 / 11:27 am

      I totally agree! You can find so many great drugstore products that are perfect for your skin and don’t ruin your bank!

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