When it comes to beauty rules sorting facts from fiction isn’t always easy. You probably avoid oil based skin care products thinking they’ll clog your pores, right? Or, you think dark spots are avoidable. Actually, there are many skincare mistakes you are probably making. But don’t worry because we’ll bust the myths to help you put your best face forward.


Makeup Is Bad For Your Skin: FALSE

Makeup has always gotten a bad rep because it can cause acne. However, now a days with so many water based mineral formulations you should be able to find makeup that doesn’t cause breakouts. So some tips for you is to always remove makeup, eyeliner, and mascara before bed. This will help relieve irritation and even infections.

Only Use A Water Based Cream: FALSE

If you have oily and acne prone skin your actually better off with water based lotion. However, oil based products are still excellent to deeply moisturize dry skin. In fact, they have been used for centuries to lock in and retain moisture.

Brown Spots Are Unavoidable: FALSE

Acne and sun exposure both lead to brown spots. If you have acne and are tan, olive or brown skin, the pimples will cause inflammation in the skin, which lead to dark spots. But don’t worry they are preventable. You can prevent them simply by preventing the acne. Over the counter medications will be able to help with this. And be sure to avoid sun exposure. If you are in the sun use a minimum of 30 SPF. But if you are still developing brown spots then you can treat them with creams with ingredients such as vitamin C, niacinamide, and licorice.