Bending the Beauty Rules
We’ve all heard many beauty rules – you know, things you absolutely should do and things you absolutely should not do. I’ve certainly been known to break a few rules in my time. Sometimes it comes down to common sense and realizing that the hard and fast rule doesn’t always apply.
I was reading a great article on Skincare-news.com about five rules that you should be allowed to bend and it really got me thinking about how rules frequently don’t fit all types of skin. You can check out the full article here: http://www.skincare-news.com/a-6973-Bend_These_Beauty_Rules.aspx
I especially like number four - the rule that says everyone has to wash her face twice a day. That really doesn’t apply to all skin types and may not be appropriate for everyone. Some people can get away with only washing their faces at night. Since nobody wears makeup to bed, dry and sensitive types might be able to skip the morning cleanse.
So here’s my little addition: Everyone needs a moisturizer every day. The truth is that if your skin is in need of more moisture, it will tell you. You really shouldn’t have to guess. If you’re guessing, you’re not in tune with your skin. Also, many products that aren’t designated as moisturizers do contain moisturizing ingredients. This can be the case for anti-aging serums, lightening lotions, mattifying products, etc…. You don’t have to rely solely on a label that actually says “moisturizer” to see hydration benefits.
I know that some of you out there must have other beauty rules that you have bent. Let’s hear them!