#1 Makeup can’t expire - We know that you still keep the eyeshadow palette you bought back in 2016. But here's the ugly truth: Makeup just doesn't last forever. Keeping expired makeup will only take up space and they just don't perform as well as they used to. Not only that, but you're also risking an infection by applying expired, old makeup to your delicate skin.
#2 Not everyone can wear red or nude lipsticks - “Red lipstick makes me look funny”, “Nude lipsticks wash me out”. Both statements are often thrown by so many people out there but actually, the perfect nude and red lipsticks exist. All you need to do is identify your skin undertones to match if with the lipstick shade.
#3 It’s okay to sleep with your makeup - We get it, you just got home from a long day hanging out and you just want to drop flat on your comfy bed. Before catching the z’s, never go to bed with your makeup on. Your pores will be clogged and your skin might experience premature ageing. It only takes 15 minutes to cleanse your face (and brush your teeth). Your future self will definitely thank you later.
#4 You don’t need moisturisers if you have oily skin - This is fake! Moisturisers keep your skin hydrated and moisturised, it draws moisture to your skin and acts as a protective film. While you might think moisturisers will only make your skin oilier, but that's wrong. When you stop applying moisturiser on your oily skin, it will dehydrate and over-compensate by producing more oils.
#6 Eye cream is useless - Many people perceive eye creams as overpriced moisturisers in tinier bottles. To a certain extent that might be arguably true (depending on the ingredients listed), however, eye creams are not useless. It is true that eye creams won't really solve your dark circles or eye bags, but it moisturises your eye area and help in making it less dull and more lively and rejuvenated.
#7 Use Retinol only when you’re older - You shouldn't be using Retinol when you’re 50, you should start using it in your late 20s! In your late 20s, your elastin production will start to slow down and you'll start developing wrinkles. Wrinkles are totally normal, though. It's nothing to be ashamed of! It's just that if you wish to preserve your youthful glow, don't delay and start introducing retinoids in your skincare routine.