Some things we hear are so common that we don't bother questioning. Like the time you heard that The Great Wall of China is visible from space. It's not. Or that bulls hate the color red. They don't. Myths occur in everything, even men's hygiene. In this article, we debunk five common men's hygiene myths.
Washing Your Face a Lot Gets Rid of Acne
Have you ever had acne and decided to treat it by washing your face more through the day? Well, you’re not doing your skin any favors. Yes! You should definitely cleanse your face, but twice a day is more than enough.
If anything, going overboard with washing the face can actually worsen the problem even more. This is because when you clean away the natural oils of your face several times a day, it leads the skin to produce more oil, which means getting more prone to acne instead of removing it. The key is to properly wash your face at the beginning and end of the day, and mildly cleanse it in the middle if need be! If you want to cleanse your face with advanced natural ingredients, Amazology's Fearless Purifying Facial Cleanser. It's an excellent treatment to dehydrated or oily skin.
Shaving Against the Grain
One of the most common hygiene myths among men is that shaving against the grain is the right way to do it. This cannot be farther from the truth! People often believe this because shaving against the direction of your hair seems to offer a cleaner shave. While it may, it also leaves you with an itchy, red, and irritating skin—not something you like, do you?
A key tip: Use our Warrior Men's Shaving Cream for zero irritation during and after shave. Then use the Guard Soothing After-Shave to block any irritation and deeply moisturize.
Shaving more Increases Beard Growth
Are you one of the many men who shave without any need in the hopes of getting that lush beard? Well, here’s the saddening part, it doesn’t work this way. The growth of facial hair is about your genetics. If your father had a heavy beard, chances are that you will have one as well, without trying! Otherwise, you just need to hope for the best.
Stress and Grey Hair
Has anyone ever told you that you have grey hair just because you’re taking too much stress? If anyone does, tell them it’s a mere hygiene myth! Yes!
Grey hair can be caused by several other problems, and stress is quite low in the list of its driving factors. Apart from aging, ethnicity also often plays a major role in turning your hair grey. Stress does contribute, but saying that it is the sole cause of the grey hair is not a very accurate statement.
Moisturizers Don’t Go Well with An Oily Skin
Men often stop using moisturizers if they have an oily skin. In reality, that does not help their oily skin. There is a difference between moisturizers and oil. In fact, not many men know this but moisturizing your skin can impede it from producing unnecessarily high amounts of oil. You can simply get the moisturizer that suits your skin well, and apply it moderately, even if you have an oily skin! For a natural, nutrient-rich facial moisturizer, try Amazology's Defender Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer.
Hopefully you've learned something new about men's hygiene. And hopefully old habits die for some of you after reading this. Do you know of any men's hygiene myths? Let us know on our Facebook page. To check out all our products click here.