So girls (and the handful of guys that read this blog)…let’s talk about beauty myths, shall we? I could probably write a book on ’em because there are just THAT many. The sad thing is, when it comes to skincare and my obsession with trying to have and KEEP clear skin, I’ll probably try anything. Except dab pee on my pimples.
Naw. I can’t get down with that. I don’t know if it’s a rumor within the family or not but my girl cousins have this running joke that Grandma has always had clear skin and her “liquid output” is the reason why. Everyone is too afraid to ask her. And to try it. I mean come on, dude. I’m comfortable with my body but I’ve gotta draw a line somewhere.
Check out my list of beauty myths…
Black don’t crack.
Yeah no. Everyone gets wrinkles.
Good skin is all genetic.
Not always. Good skin is also determined by lifestyle and diet.
Water is important for hydration but it won’t necessarily lead to healthier skin.
So not true. Our skin contains a good amount of water and hydrated skin is healthier skin.
Black girls don’t need sunscreen.
Yeah no. The sun don’t discriminate, mamacita. EVERYONE needs protection from the sun.
Going a day without washing your face never hurt anyone.
Pfft! Lies! I can’t be the only who has gone to sleep without washing their face only to have pimples greeting me the next morning. It’s good to get in the habit of always washing the face before bed.
I could list a dozen more but I’d love to hear some of yours. Are you forever running into crazy beauty myths? How ’bout this…you tell me what they are and you could be entered to win the following:
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* Disclosure: I am a Eucerin ambassador and while I do not get paid to write these posts I did receive these products and a gift card as gifts.