6 Common Beauty Myths—Busted

Between beauty blogs, YouTube tutorials and fashion magazines, there’s more beauty advice at our fingertips than ever before. Unfortunately, while well-meaning, a lot of it is inaccurate.

From believing expensive makeup works best, to spending hundreds of dollars on creams that promise to rid you of cellulite, there are plenty of myths that could be doing your beauty routine more harm than good.

Read on to learn the truth behind some of beauty’s enduring myths (that just so happen to be totally false).

1. Expensive products work better than cheaper ones

Costly products might always seem better, that just isn’t the case—no matter how much the manufacturer spends on advertising.

Look on the product label to find out what you’re really getting for your money. It’s often the case that the ingredient lists on generic supermarket products and those high-end ones are pretty similar.

More important than paying for a name or a brand is paying for ingredients that work.

2. Hypoallergenic products are always better for sensitive skin

While the idea of hypoallergenic products is nice in concept, it doesn’t always work the way you intend—especially because there’s virtually no regulation of so-called hypoallergenic products in the first place.

Before you drop your next paycheck on a cart full of hypoallergenic skincare products, check to make sure the ingredients are actually hypoallergenic.

3. You should always choose skin care products based on your age

Wrong! While your skin does change as you age, it’s just not true that everyone born in the same year as you has similar skin. Rather than choosing skincare products geared towards specific ages, choose products that target the issues you have.

4. Greasy food causes acne

Although there are definitely problems when it comes to eating lots of greasy food, fast food isn’t necessarily the culprit for skincare issues.

Skin issues boil down to tons of root causes, including oil production, clogged pores, genetics, hormones, medications, bacteria, and a whole lot more.

5. Everyone gets age spots when they’re older

This might be surprising, but “age” spots aren’t actually caused by age. Sure, they’re more common as you get older, but virtually anyone can develop age spots.

That’s because they’re actually caused by prolonged sun exposure—the longer and more often you stay out in the sun, the more likely you are to develop age spots.

Age spots aren’t harmful by themselves, but they’re still one of the most common conditions treated by dermatologists.

6. All women eventually outgrow acne

Unfortunately, not everyone grows out of acne as they get older. Unlike men—whose hormones stabilize after puberty—women are prone to fluctuations in hormone levels due to menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause, etc.

So what’s the solution?

When it comes to skincare and beauty, less is often more—meaning less harmful chemicals and hard-to-pronounce ingredients and more natural healing.

From our salt cave to facial treatments and everything in between, Temple Siren is designed to be a true experience for your senses and a real solution to your health issues.