5 Skin Care Myths – Debunked

By Skin & Hair Academy | December 20, 2017
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Isha Agarwal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

The world is overflowing with information, which often leads to utter confusion. As an individual who is cautious about their skin, it’s important that you find out the truth behind the “facts”.

So, today, let’s bust some common myths that come in the way of an ideal skincare routine. Here’s hoping that the following nudge you in the right direction :

5 Common Skin Care Myths – Busted!

  1. Oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized
  2. Oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturizedTruth: Cleansing your skin strips it of its natural oils, so, regardless of how oily your skin is, you will need to use a moisturizer afterward. However, you must pick water-based moisturizers to keep the hydration of your skin intact, without supplementing the oil content.

  3. You need to cleanse your face twice a day
  4. You need to cleanse your face twice a dayTruth: Unless your skin is regularly exposed to dust and grime, washing your face just once a day is usually enough. The idea is to not strip the skin of its natural oils, which is exactly what excessive cleansing does.

  5. Exfoliating your skin will make it glow
  6. Exfoliating your skin will make it glowTruth: The whole purpose of exfoliation is to scrub away the dead cells in your skin. In order to get the natural glow you’re after, use fruit-based masks that contain natural extracts to lend the radiant, natural glow.

  7. Acne is caused by dirty skin
  8. Acne is caused by dirty skinTruth: Dirty skin by itself is not enough to cause acne. Bacteria, skin inflammation, and hormones play a significant role in causing it too. Use a cleanser containing salicylic acid that not just clears your skin, but prevents breakouts, and reduces acne too!

  9. You don’t need sunscreen on cloudy days
  10. You don’t need sunscreen on cloudy daysTruth: Those UVA & UVB rays can sneak in from anywhere, even when there’s a thick layer of clouds in the sky! The idea is to slap on sunscreen even if you’re exposed to a little daylight. This will prevent skin aging, and keep tanning at bay.

Do you see? Most of your skin issues might just be due to a lack of correct information! So, revamp your regimen, and make way for healthy skin – the right way.

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