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Breaking Down Beauty Myths: The Truth Behind Common Haircare and Skincare Beliefs

There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding the beauty industry, leaving many people wondering what is fact and what is fiction. In the following blog post, we’ll explore some myths you’ve probably heard when it comes to haircare and skincare, and uncover the truth so you can be better informed and make smarter decisions as a consumer.

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Skin Myth 1: Vigorously scrubbing your skin will get it cleaner

Excessive exfoliation or over-scrubbing can indeed compromise your skin’s protective barrier, resulting in irritation, redness, and an increase in sensitivity. Therefore, adopting a gentle approach to cleansing is crucial for preserving the integrity of your skin and ensuring its overall health and well-being. For an extra-gentle cleansing routine, try Dermalogica’s Ultra Calming Cleanser or Intensive Moisture Cleanser.

Skin Myth 2: You shouldn’t moisturise oily skin

Hydration is essential for every skin type, including oily skin. In fact, when moisturiser is omitted, the skin may produce more oil in an attempt to counteract the dryness, making skin more oily in the long run. If you have oily skin, we recommend choosing a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser like Dermalogica’s Active Moist to maintain hydration without adding excess oil.

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Skin Myth 3: The More Expensive The Product, The Better The Results

It’s a common misconception that higher-priced items are inherently better, but in reality, many budget-friendly options offer the same active ingredients found in luxury brands. The key to effective skincare lies in identifying your specific skin type and understanding its unique needs. Selecting products should be based on their ingredients and compatibility with your skin, rather than being influenced by cost. This approach ensures that you invest in skincare that truly benefits your skin, providing the nourishment and care it requires without the necessity of a hefty price. Shop our skincare now.

Hair Myth 1: Getting frequent trims makes your hair grow faster

One common haircare myth is that trimming hair regularly will make it grow faster. In reality, hair growth happens at the scalp level, so cutting the ends of your hair will not impact its growth rate. Frequently trimming your hair will, however, prevent split ends and breakage, helping your hair to appear healthier and more voluminous. If you want some assistance with maintaining gorgeous, growing locks, we recommend the Redken Extreme Shampoo and Conditioner or the Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner. The Olaplex range will also assist you in achieving your healthiest hair.

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Hair Myth 2: Brushing your hair 100 times before bed will make it healthier

You’ve probably heard the myth that brushing your hair many times will give you the perfect mane. However, we’re here to tell you that this myth is not only outdated, it’s potentially damaging. Over-brushing your hair can result in friction, which can lead to split ends and other issues. We recommend using a brush that suits your hair type, and brushing your hair gently in order to detangle and style as needed. In other words, it’s about quality over quantity. Use the Alfaparf Semi di Lino Leave-In Conditioner to help make the brushing process seamless, and choose a quality brush from our extensive range.

Hair Myth 3: Plucking one grey hair causes more to grow back in its place

Removing, or plucking, a single grey hair won’t cause more to grow back in its place. Each hair follicle can only produce one hair at a time. However, frequent plucking may damage the follicle, possibly leading to less hair or none in that area. Grey hair is mainly influenced by genetics and ageing, not by plucking. Keep your scalp happy and your follicles flourishing with our selection of nourishing hair treatments.

With so many different opinions and advice circulating within the beauty realm, it’s always wise to do your own research before making decisions and taking advice. Everyone is unique, and understanding your personal needs and listening to your body is the foundation of any successful beauty routine!