There are so many skincare tips and tricks, but how do we know what to believe these days? We fall victim to the many ads, articles, packaging, and marketing of the skincare world. Before taking skin advice from your friends, do your research. Here is Clartici’s list of the top 5 skincare myths debunked.
#1 – Skip the sunscreen if it’s not sunny out
There are so many misconceptions when it comes to sunscreen that makes this by far the most important of any one of the skincare myths. The truth is, if you step outside you must wear sunscreen regardless of whether it is sunny or cloudy out. The UVA and UVB rays are still harmful to the skin and are not blocked by the clouds. Always wear sunscreen no matter the weather.
#2 – You don’t need a moisturizer if you have oily skin
To keep your skin balanced, it is important to use moisturizer. But why add moisturizer to oily skin? Won’t it make it oilier? Nope! A great moisturizer can protect from UV rays and pollution. Plus, you’re most likely cleansing your face every night which causes loss of moisture and an increase in oil. You might not need much moisturizer if you have oily skin, but it is still important for proper hydration. For oily skin, find lightweight and oil-free moisturizers.
#3 – It’s working if it burns
Oh, boy is this one false. If it burns, then it probably means it should be removed from the skin. There is a big difference in burning and tingling. A little tingle is normal and should not be cause for concern. However, any stinging or burning should be removed from the skin immediately. The truth is, you’re probably using the wrong product for your skin type and there is something better out there for you.
#4 – Greasy food causes acne
The truth is, the grease in the foods you love is probably not causing your breakouts. There are other reasons to avoid these unhealthy, greasy foods but acne is just not one of them. If you’re noticing breakouts, try changing your pillowcase, drink lots of water, clean your phone before taking a call, and avoid touching your skin. Another big cause for acne is dairy products. If you’re noticing more breakouts than usual, consider cutting the dairy out for your diet.
#5 – The harder you exfoliate, the better!
It is so important to be kind and gentle with our skin. A good exfoliator will do the work without having to scrub so hard. Only exfoliate a few times a week to avoid drying out the skin. When you do exfoliate, work on not pressing so hard and allow the exfoliator to do the work.