10 Beauty Myths That Make Us Poor Instead of Young and Healthy

$15,000 is the average amount of money a regular woman spends on beauty products during her entire lifetime, according to some sources. And this count doesn’t include manicures, pedicures, or beauty salons. Beauty product manufacturers do everything they can to earn more and more money from their clients. But as it turns out, we don’t need all these products in the first place.

Based on studies, Bright Side dispelled 10 myths about beauty products that we used to think were true.

Myth № 1: “Beauty injections” should be when you’re younger in order to prevent wrinkles.

According to some reasonable cosmetologists, this unhealthy trend helps beauty salons earn money by taking advantage of the fear of their clients who don’t want to have wrinkles.

10 Beauty Myths That Make Us Poor Instead of Young and Healthy

Beauty injections drain the resources of the skin making it more vulnerable. In fact, a healthy woman’s body has enough hyaluronic acid to keep the skin looking good and the decrease in the amount of this acid only starts at the age of 60.

Also, if there are no good reasons (like really deep wrinkles) to inject Botox, you shouldn’t do it. The thing is, the younger a person is, the more actively the immune system produces the antibodies to the botulinum toxin. There is an opinion that as the immunity to the toxin increases, the effectiveness of every next injection drops. However, after the age of 40, the antibodies don’t get produced at the same rate, so the effect from the injections will be more long-lasting. Of course, this is only true if the person didn’t have any injections when they were younger.

Myth № 2: Organic beauty products are better than regular ones.

Organic beauty products are extremely popular today but it’s not quite clear when they can be considered organic and when they can’t.

10 Beauty Myths That Make Us Poor Instead of Young and Healthy

There are some criteria: at least 90% of the ingredients have to be organic, received by the extraction process, and the raw materials should grow in clear fields that have all the necessary certificates. But often, the manufacturers of these products are so focused on doing all they can to satisfy all of these conditions that they sometimes forget about the effectiveness of the products themselves. So, there’s still a big question about whether these products are effective or not.

On top of that, organic products are not equipped to deal with all of our issues. For example, non-organic beauty products have a better chance of fighting pigmentation and wrinkles and can even moisturize the skin better.