It's Time We Address These Skincare Myths And Facts
You might have noticed already that the world of skin care seems to be constantly surrounded by a plethora of myths. In our endeavours to achieve the perfect glow, we often fall into the trap of believing several wacky skin care myths doing the rounds. Thanks to the web and our nani ke nushke, a lot of odd skincare advice gets passed down, and let’s accept it, not all of it is good. So here we are to debunk these myths and ensure you don’t fall for them.
- Myth: All natural products are safe to use
Fact: Natural or organic skincare products may claim to use natural ingredients but may not be completely natural. Many times, natural ingredients may not suit your skin type. So, before purchasing any skin care product, it is best to test it on your skin and only then begin using it regularly.
- Myth: The SPF in your makeup is enough
Fact: Your skin needs protection from the sun’s UV rays and that isn’t news for any of us. You require a dedicated sunblock or sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful rays and their ill effects like premature skin ageing, skin darkening or even skin cancer. While many makeup products suggest that the SPF in your makeup is enough, it really isn’t. So stay safe and dab on the sunblock.
- Myth: You don’t need a moisturizer if you have oily skin
Fact: No matter what your skin type is, oily, dry or combination, it requires daily moisturization. Daily cleansing strips off your skin’s natural oils. A good moisturizer replaces this loss of hydration. The only difference lies in the kind of moisturizer you should use. People with oily skin should be using a lightweight moisturizer. Furthermore, using the right shower gel will help to keep your skin hydrated in the shower. Try Yardley London English Lavender Shower Crème for the perfect cleanse and lasting moisturization.
- Myth: Toothpaste helps get rid of pimples
Fact: How many times have you heard this before? And has it really worked? Toothpaste isn’t made for the skin, it is made for your enamel. In fact, using toothpaste on your skin can cause irritation and burning, and even ruin your complexion. So, stay clear of this widely touted myth and let the pimples fade away on their own.
- Myth: Cleansing your skin with hot water will help clear your pores
Fact: A hot water bath may feel really good, but your skin doesn’t really enjoy it. We aren’t asking you to freeze yourself with cold water, but lukewarm water is ideal. Water that’s too hot will strip off your skin’s natural oils and make your skin dry.
- Myth: The harder you scrub/exfoliate, the better for your skin
Fact: This one is a big NO! It doesn’t have to hurt for it to work. Scrubbing too hard can damage your skin. So be kind to your skin and exfoliate once or twice a week with a gentle body scrub. Use a good loofah to get rid of dead skin cells, blackheads, whiteheads, and any leftover grime from your skin without ripping off your skin’s natural moisture.
You will hear a lot of dos and don’ts when it comes to skincare, but you shouldn’t fall for it all. Do your research and most importantly, understand your skin. Every skin type isn’t the same and it’s definitely not a one size fits all concept. You must understand your skin’s requirements and accordingly, customize your skincare routine. The first step to healthy and happy skin is to understand your skin.