Debunked – 8 Common Skincare Myths!
If you’ve been reading a lot about skincare on and off the web, you probably find it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Fortunately, we have studied all that’s going around in the name of skincare and present here eight of the most common myths on skincare that most people believe.
But that’s where you all go wrong. So, here we are with facts that will not just make you smile but also make your skin feel happy.
Myth #1:Change your skincare routine often because your skin adapts to the products you’ve been using.
Reality: You needn’t change your skincare products if they agree with your skin. By continuing with them in the long-term, they won’t lose their effectiveness. This is particularly true of those products that are backed by clinical research and have been tested over a long period of time. If you do want to bring in some changes to your routine, you can adapt your routine to your skin needs, depending on the seasons or any hormonal changes you see in yourself.
Myth #2: If you wear makeup with SPF protection that’s about enough sun protection for you.
Reality: If you’ve chosen to go with makeup that comes with SPF, that’s not just a good choice but also a bonus for you. If the amount of sunscreen you use is adequate, you may not be using sufficient foundation. Besides, on rainy days, the UV rays of the sun reach the Earth but not you. So, to be in a safe spot, use a product which has broad-spectrum protection below your makeup so that it blocks UVA and UVB rays.
Myth #3: Is your under-eye skin dry? If so, you need rich moisturizer to eliminate your wrinkles.
Reality: On the contrary, rich and oily eye creams usually have for ingredients petrolatum, mineral oil and other oils with large molecules. However, owing do their large molecular structure, they are not easily absorbed and remain on the skin surface and enter your eyes while you’re asleep. This can puff up your eyes next morning.
For better absorption of under eye creams, you need moisturizers that penetrate into the deepest recesses of the skin and keep it feeling supple and moist. Ideally, your moisturizer should also contain skin firming ingredients such as peptides that communicate with other healthy cells.
Myth #4: My pores can open and close too.
Reality: This isn’t true as pores lack any muscles. So, they cannot open and close at will. If you cleanse your skin twice a day, your pores will be clean and lack impurities, which will seem like they are really small.
Myth #5: Your skin can continue to look young for longer if you use the right skin cream.
Reality: If you want to reduce facial wrinkles, it’s best to use a cream that contains retinoic acid. Though there may be many over-the-counter products that contain this ingredient, yet it would be difficult to say which one is best to go with. However, you can prevent wrinkles from developing by not smoking and using sunscreen generously and regularly.
Myth #6: Wrinkle creams or other anti-aging products can quickly eliminate wrinkles.
Reality: Usually, wrinkle creams or anti-aging products only moisturize the skin, giving it a fleshed out look and making it look good for the moment. So, don’t go in for them, but instead opt for topical retinoids that enter the skin and increase skin cell production. Not only do they treat acne and so improve skin quality, but also erase wrinkles and fine lines and reverse the signs of premature aging or sun damage.
Myth #7: It’s better to go with products with natural ingredients than those with synthetic ones.
Reality: There’s no proof that natural ingredients give better results on the skin than synthetic. While some synthetic ingredients have been tests and are considered safe to use, there are some natural ingredients that, when used excessively, only give you a rash.
Myth #8: Once there are visible signs of aging on your face, you should begin using anti-aging skin care products.
Reality: Ideally, you should begin a skincare regimen early in life. For example, by not overexposing yourself to the sun, you can prevent your skin from being tanned and the harmful sun’s rays. You should also follow a skin care routine that includes the use of a cleanser, toner, eye cream, serum and day and night creams. Alter these with the seasons. This will help you look younger longer and give you a good quality of skin.
If these and other such myths have kept you away from taking appropriate care of your skin, you can still make up for lost time by starting a daily skin care regimen and reaping its rich rewards for your skin.