You may have seen your favourite Instagrammer injecting Botox for a small video, or maybe have seen a home kit that you can buy.Either way, as you grow older and see the first wrinkle appear, you may be wondering whether or not you can also obtain Botox without the price tag attached. This list will guide you through some false health and beauty myths, so you can keep safe during your daily beauty regime.
What do I need to know about Botox?
Firstly, it should be stated that whilst it is illegal to create your own Botulinum toxin, it is not illegal to inject it yourself should you decided to buy a home treatment. Around 600,000 people actually do buy these online kits annually, however Sarah Clark, ILEX, has said that there “are currently over 2000 websites offering prescription only drugs and toxic substances like Botox and facial fillers for sale to anyone who has a credit card.” Not only can it be dangerous to buy your own Botox, as you may not even understand what is being injected into the skin, but Botox Treatment that is not completed by a professional may lead to the incorrect muscles in your face becoming paralysed. Not only that but the drooping of the muscle could even lead to your eyelid lowering, causing blindness.
The safest option is always to have your Botox completed by a specialist.
Is wearing Makeup every day bad for me?
Whilst you may have latched on to this myth, it is actually not true! Wearing makeup can cause your skin’s pores clog up, but this is only if don’t wash it off by the end of the day. Your skin will not look any worse by wearing it, so feel free to keep indulging.
I destroyed my blush, time to throw it out…
Wait!There is another way to fixing a shattered palette instead of simply disposing it and spending money on a new one. If you can get your hands on some rubbing alcohol, then pour a small amount into the container and gently mix it until the product becomes clay. You can then wait for it to dry and it will be as good as new.
I drink lots of water, this is great for my skin.
Unfortunately, Dr Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City, has said “Water intake doesn’t really correlate with skin hydration unless one is extremely dehydrated.” Water loss from the skin does not mean you are drinking enough water, it simply means that you need a good moisturiser to stop the increase of water from the skin to the atmosphere.
I need as many skincare products as possible to make them work.
Don’t fall for this trick! This is a common sales tactic from brands to compel you to buy a full range of items rather than just the one you need. If the product is good, then stick to it. You do not need any additional treatments.