10 skincare myths you must stop believing RIGHT NOW.

10 skincare myths you must stop believing RIGHT NOW.

The world of skincare is filled with an abundance of information, advice & misconceptions that often leave us feeling confused & overwhelmed. A lot of times, this information tends to make us believe in things that might not be completely true or have any factual data to back it up. Skin, being the largest organ of the body, it is important for you to look after it, if you’re not already. But again, this does not mean you listen to every advice, because that might cause your skin more harm than good.

In our quest for flawless skin, we often come across various myths that have been perpetuated over time. While some skincare guidance is invaluable, there are several persistent myths that continue to circulate, leading to confusion & potentially harming our skin. It's time to set the record straight & debunk 10 skincare myths you need to stop believing right now. 

By separating fact from fiction, you'll be better equipped to establish a skincare routine that truly works for you. Let’s delve into the blog & debunk some myths that you might have believed, but it's time you stop now.

  • You only need sunscreen on sunny days
  • So what if it’s not sunny, does that really mean you can skip out on your sunscreen. UV rays are present even on cloudy or overcast days. Protection from the sun's harmful rays is crucial year-round to prevent premature aging, sunburns, & the risk of skin cancer. Make sunscreen a daily essential, regardless of the weather.

  • Oily skin doesn't need moisturizer
  • All skin types require adequate hydration, including oily skin. Skipping moisturizer can lead to imbalances & potentially trigger even more oil production. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated without clogging pores.

  • Pores can be shrunk permanently
  • The belief that pores can be shrunk permanently existed not too long ago. Although products & procedures help reduce pore size, they cannot be shrunk completely. Its size is largely determined by genetics, however, regular cleansing, exfoliation, & proper skincare can help minimize their appearance to make your skin look more healthy.

  • Natural ingredients are always safe
  • The question here is, are the products really natural? Let’s look at it like this, can you store orange juice in the fridge for a week without it going bad? No, because to keep these natural things preserved, you need preservatives, which basically are chemicals. Chemicals might sound dangerous but they really are not. On the other hand, natural doesn't always mean safe, & some natural ingredients can be irritating or allergenic as well. Conversely, many synthetic ingredients are well-researched & safe for the skin. Focus on ingredients that have been clinically proven to be effective & gentle.

  • All acids are harsh & damaging
  • While the term "acid" may sound alarming, many skincare acids, such as hyaluronic acid & salicylic acid, offer gentle & beneficial effects for the skin. They can help exfoliate, hydrate & treat various skin concerns when used properly. Not all aids aren’t meant to harm your skin, some are formulated to target your skin concerns & help treat your skin to be healthier.

  • Only teenagers suffer from acne
  • Acne is a concern like pigmentation or dullness, so its not really necessary that you will outgrow it once you cross a certain age. You can get acne at any age & it is different for everyone. It develops at different phases & different reasons, so it’s not limited to teenagers only. Also, acne does not resolve on its own, it needs a proper treatment & ingredients like Salicylic Acid help fight acne, sebum & blackheads.

  • The order you apply skincare products doesn’t matter
  • Have you ever wondered why a product isn’t performing as it is supposed to even though you’ve been using it religiously? Maybe it's the order that has something to do with it. Every skincare routine has an order that needs to be followed & it works best when it’s applied that way. Layering your skincare is an important part that determines the efficacy of a product. For example, if you use sunscreen before serum, it’s not going to show the results it is supposed to. So, its be

  •  When it comes to skincare, there’s no difference between day & night products
  • Skincare can be a little complicated to follow with the amount of products available, but there are some products & ingredients that work better at a particular time. For example, you don’t use sunscreen at night & Retinol in the morning, because they work best & with most efficacy at a designated time.

  • More products = Better results
  • Every skin deserves to have a routine that works well for them, be it a minimalist one or an elaborate one. But there is no proof that suggests that the more you layer your skin with products, the better the results will be. Finding a routine that sits well with you & your skin is important, so you can stick to it & be consistent with it.

  • Products that sting or burn are working effectively
  • A slight tingling sensation or cooling effect that you might feel while you use a product, more specifically an exfoliator is different to continuous stinging feeling. If a product is continuously stinging or burning on application, it can be an indication to an allergic reaction caused by any of the ingredients present in the product. It is better you patch test before incorporating any new product into your routine & in case of such allergic reaction, it is advised that you discontinue using the product.

    With revolution, comes new questions & new myths that need to be debunked. But your skin shouldn’t go through it all, instead it should straight up jump to facts that would help to make it healthier & better.

    In the vast landscape of skincare advice, it's crucial to distinguish between fact and fiction. It is important to remember that skincare is a journey of self-discovery, and what works for one person may not work for another. Hence embracing a personalized approach, backed by scientific evidence is a great way to achieve the healthy, glowing skin you deserve.

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