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Here are seven beauty misconceptions you should ditch right now

Bust the 'myth' balloon

There's a lot of beauty advice around nowadays; some of it is accurate, and some of it is simply false! Please remember that everything your best friend says to you is not the literal word of god. Here are seven beauty misconceptions you should ditch right now.

Acne is triggered because of not cleaning your face.

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Acne is caused by a combination of factors, none of these is related to hygiene. Acne is caused by oil production, bacteria, blocked pores, and inflammation, with hormones and stress, as well as (to a lesser extent) nutrition, all contributing to the condition. Not cleaning your face will not improve your problem, but it will not cause acne.

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Scrub/exfoliate as easily as you can

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No! Scrubbing doesn't have to be painful. When it comes to your skin, always go easy on it. Scrubbing your skin too hard or too often might harm it. Exfoliate only two to three times each week to be gentle on your skin. Your skin, much like your muscles, needs to recover and renew after a workout.

Moisturiser isn't essential for oily skin

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It may seem rational to believe that oily skin doesn't require more moisture daily, but this is far from the case. Whether your skin is oily or acne-prone, it needs moisture. The trick is to choose a formula that is designed specifically for your skin type.

You don't need sunscreen if it is not sunny

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Clouds are nothing more than water vapour. They can't shield you from the sun's beams. Though it's gloomy or cold outside, apply sunscreen as if it were a nice sunny day. When going out in the rainy season or the cold, most people forget to apply sunscreen. However, they are being struck by the sun's beams many times. If you must be out in the sun, sunscreen and sunblock are excellent ways to protect your skin.

Acne can be cured with toothpaste

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Toothpaste, particularly whitening toothpaste, contains hydrogen peroxide, menthol, and alcohol, which can cause the skin to become very dry. While this may appear to be the perfect spot treatment, the combination might aggravate already irritated skin, resulting in redness, itching, peeling, and even more zits!

It burns because it's effective

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This is one of the most harmful misconceptions because it seems nearly reasonable with “no pain, no gain” and “beauty is suffering.” A little tingling is okay when it comes to skincare, but stinging or burning is not. This sort of response might suggest sensitive skin or something more serious, such as an allergy to a chemical you're using, so remove it with a cool damp cloth if it burns.”

It's not ok to sleep with your makeup on

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Unless you're wearing some sort of kajal, it's not a good idea to sleep with your makeup on. Makeup not only clogs pores and suffocates skin as you sleep, but it also promotes bacterial development deep within your pores, which may lead to major acne breakouts and eye infections. So there you have it, we warn you!

Keep your skin relaxing!!