With many well-known beauty tips and claims floating around that have existed for decades, it’s no wonder many of us aren’t sure what is true, and what is false when it comes to our beauty beliefs. From skincare to makeup application, many myths have circulated regarding what truly works and what doesn’t. Here’s busting 5 beauty myths and giving you the facts.

We all want to use beauty and skincare products that work well, and that doesn’t have to mean they break our pocketbooks!

5 Beauty Myths Busted!

  • Expensive cosmetics work better than inexpensive cosmetics. With hundreds of cosmetic brands on the market, good and bad products exist in all price ranges. With beauty products, the ingredients can make or break how the product works when applied. Also, in many cases with more well-known brands, you as the consumer are paying for the brand name more so than the actual cost of the product. Drugstore makeup and skincare lines can indeed work just as well as products purchased at finer stores for a higher cost.
  • You should choose skincare products based on your age. Regardless of your age, fighting the visible signs of aging should start as early as possible. Someone in their 60s can use the same skincare products as a younger person and get the same results. Taking good care of yourself at any age and stage of life is the key to achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin. 

  • All your skincare products should be from the same brand. Much like applying various cosmetics from different brands works well, the same is true for your skincare products. Many people have been led to believe that your face creams, moisturizers and body lotions should all be from the same line, but you can mix and match brands and get the same positive results. The key is to make sure the skincare products you use contain natural and/or organic ingredients.
  • Your skin adapts to products so they eventually stop working. This beauty myth has existed for years. The truth is, as long as you are applying what is beneficial for your skin type and you are pleased with the results, using the same products daily won’t cause the products to eventually stop working.
  • Foundation with an SPF sunscreen is enough to protect you from the sun. Many foundations and concealers come with an SPF as an ingredient. While this is beneficial, the dosage of SPF in these products isn’t enough to protect your skin from the strong rays of the sun. To get a high protection rate you would need to apply a thick coat of foundation. To keep your skin healthy, soft and supple, always apply a base coat of sunscreen underneath your foundation.

We all want to look and feel our best each day. While many beauty myths exist, a beauty fact is that we all exude a better mood and a positive attitude when we feel good about ourselves.

Developing a daily beauty and skincare routine that works well for you is your best option for maintaining a healthy, glowing, radiant look.  Healthy skin equals happy skin and a happier you!

Many beauty and skincare tips are merely myths! Bust your today!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com


We all enjoy the pampering and pleasure we experience when we indulge ourselves in a fabulous facial at our favorite spa. The luxury creates a soothing, relaxing effect. We feel refreshed and rejuvenated! Added benefits include a healthy, younger looking skin. Ah, to love the skin that you’re in!

Facials are used for both general skin health and to treat specific skin conditions. Popular types of facials include the European facial, LED light therapy facials, and mini-facials.

Depending on your preferred results, your skin type, and your complexion, there are different types of facial masks (cactus, cucumber, etc.) used for different purposes:

  1. Deep Cleansing: Penetrates the pores, healing acne scars or hyper-pigmentation.
  2. Brightening: Brings a gradual illumination to your skin tone.

Facials are performed using moisturizing creams, masks, or a combination of both. A large part of the success of your facial is determined by the type of moisturizer that you use. Moisturizers are complex mixtures of chemical agents specifically designed to smoothen the skin and make external layers of the skin softer and more pliable.

Facial masks help hold in moisture, making your skin supple and adding a healthy glow. Some masks are designed to solidify on the face, almost like plaster, while others remain wet. The perceived effects of a facial mask treatment include revitalizing, healing, and refreshing the skin, yielding temporary and long-term benefits. Facial masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping the mask off with a damp warm cloth, or peeling a dry mask off the face.

Fabulous facials make your skin look and feel healthy and younger!

Why not rejuvenate your skin and your mind with a professional facial, or better yet, master your own do it yourself facial? Be kind to yourself and the skin that you’re in!

Fabulous Facials Preserve All Skin Types:

  1. Normal Skin
  2. Dry Skin
  3. Oily Skin
  4. Combination Skin
  5. Aging Skin
  6. Sensitive Skin

Fancy, youthful, stress-free faces deserve fantastic, fresh facials!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for an indulging facial using marvelous masks and face creams.

Put your best face forward by keeping your skin hydrated, radiant and glowing! Your oh so beautiful skin is showing!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com


Everyone cares about the look and feel of their skin, wanting to love, soothe and protect the skin that you’re wrapped in. When it comes to the face, this is particularly true, as your facial skin is one of the first things others will see and notice when they look at you.
One way to help keep your facial skin hydrated, nourished, moisturized, fresh, clean and clear is with facials, cleansers and creams.
A facial is a family of skin care treatments for the face, including steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, cleansers, facial masks, peels and massages. Facials are normally performed in beauty salons and spas, and can be used for general skin health as well as to treat specific skin conditions. Types of facials include the European facial, LED light therapy facials, mini-facials and the face cream moisturizing facial.

Most all facials are performed with some type of face cleansers and creams, or moisturizing creams. A cream is a topical preparation usually for application to the skin. Creams may be considered pharmaceutical products, as even cosmetic creams are based on techniques developed by pharmacies, and unmedicated creams are highly used in a variety of skin conditions.
Uses for Face Cleansers and Moisturizing Creams:

  1. To protect the skin
  2. To aid in the retention of moisture
  3. As a cleansing agent
  4. For emollient effects

Facial Cream Fun Fact: Although face creams use different ingredients, the four main ingredients in face creams are water, oil, emulsifier and a thickening agent.

Facials, cleansers and creams: your skin’s luxurious dream!
How to Do an At-Home Facial:

  1. Cleanse (Wash) Your Face: Cleansing removes dirt, oil and makeup and gives your face a clean slate.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliating is imperative for creating a healthier, smoother skin appearance.
  3. Steam: Steaming is generally the most relaxing and cleansing part of the facial, opening skin follicles/facial pores.
  4. Extractions: Helps remove blemishes.
  5. Treatment Mask: This is the heart of any facial. This is when your skin is most ready to receive nutrients, as the skin has been cleansed, exfoliated and steamed.
  6. Tone: Apply a cream or mist toner to the skin.
  7. Moisturize: Pick your favorite oil or face cream and apply to your face and around the eyes.
  8. Wahlah, a gorgeous you!

Facial Cleanser Fun Fact: But wait! With so many facial cleansers and moisturizers on the market to choose from, how does a busy fashion diva select one quickly so as not to waste any of her precious time, and ensure the product works?  Check out The Best Facial Cleanser article conducted and posted by Reviews.com for some fast, thorough, much needed help!

The Best Facial Cleanser

Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Tips:

  1. The way you apply cleansers and moisturizers can have an affect on the outcome.
  2. Never skip your evening skin care routine.
  3. Pay attention to your skin’s specific needs.
  4. The best time to cleanse and moisturize your skin is during your morning and evening skin routine, or after bathing/showering.

Let’s give a round of applause to the soothing, shimmering, smooth results of facial cleansers and moisturizers! A delicious taste for your face!
Adore the skin that you’re in. Goopy gels never looked so good!

Every fashion gal cares about her skin. In addition to facial cleansers and creams, anti-aging creams are a major market seller. Anti-aging creams are predominantly moisturizer based, cosmetic skin care products marketed with the promise of making the consumer look younger by reducing, masking or preventing signs of skin aging. These signs are sagging skin, wrinkles, redness, skin yellowing and poor skin texture and tone. Traditionally, anti-aging creams have been marketed towards women, but products specifically targeting men are growing in popularity.

Nourish, replenish, cleanse, moisturize and feed the skin that your lovely face is wrapped in! Face cleansers and creams are a definite win!
“Your face looks so smooth and youthful. Your face radiates with warmth and light.”
“Yes, I use a facial cleanser and a moisturizer that shines and works just right.”
“You glow with the radiance of a child, no blemish or wrinkle in sight.”
“My cleanser and moisturizer works so well as I massage them into my face each night.”
“If I’m not overstepping my bounds, may I rub your facial skin so delicate and soft?”
“Certainly. Since my facial skin is so fresh and clean, they’ll be no makeup to rub off!”
Facial Cleansers and Creams: Keep your skin fit for a true fashion queen! You’ll definitely be seen!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846