Whether you are a skincare enthusiast who likes to keep up with the latest beauty trends and practices or someone who believes in a minimalist skincare routine, we bet you often get confused by the conflicting information that prevails in the skincare industry.
Should you be double cleansing no matter what your skin type is? Are facial oils actually good for your acne prone skin? Can a simple practice like drinking more water help clear your skin?
With never-ending skincare advice floating around, it often becomes very difficult for a common person to differentiate between facts and myths. It’s high time that we clear the air and set the record straight so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to your skincare.
Here we are highlighting some common misconceptions and myths floating around the industry that are actually doing more harm to your skin than good. It’s time you stop believing in them!
Myth 1 –Wearing Make-Up Regularly Can Make You Age FasterAll the make-up junkies out there can breathe a sigh of relief because according to skincare experts, make-up alone is not going to make you age faster. But if you don’t cleanse your face properly before going to bed, you are inviting a whole lot of skin problems, including premature aging.
Throughout the day, we are exposed to dust, dirt, and a number of toxins and these things accumulate over the skin. These things can clog your pores and can cause problems if left on the skin for too long. To prevent skin problems, make sure you cleanse every day and take facial treatment at least once a month for deep cleansing.
Myth 2 – The More and the Harder You Exfoliate, the BetterWe all like the fresh and clean look after exfoliating, but this doesn’t mean you should be scrubbing your face every day. Our skin is delicate, and scrubbing too often or too hard can strip the natural oils and moisture of your skin, making it extremely dry. This, in turn, activates oil producing glands. In an attempt to re-balance the skin moisture, they start producing more oil, making the skin prone to acne and blackheads.
Excessive exfoliation can also irritate and damage the skin, which then makes it more vulnerable to infections.
Myth 3 – Drinking Lots of Water Is the Key to Clear, Healthy and Glowing SkinYou must have read and been told a zillion times that increasing your water intake can help you get rid of all skin issues. While drinking enough water is important for overall health, it alone is not enough to resolve your skin issues or to keep it smooth and healthy.
Drinking enough quantity of water is just one part of a healthy skincare routine. You have to pair it up with other things, like eating right, being careful with what you are applying on your skin, and proper cleansing to keep it clear, healthy, and glowing.
Water alone cannot flush out the toxins from your body that are damaging your skin.
Myth 4 – You Need to Change Your Skincare Routine after Some Time or Your Skin Will Get Used to the ProductsHave you ever been told that you need to change your skincare products after a while because your skin gets used to the products after some time and they lose their effectiveness?
This is completely wrong!
The actual reason why some products stop working after a certain time is because our skin changes due to a number of factors. These include age, environment, and lifestyle, to name a few. The skin changes that occur due to these factors may require you to make some changes in your skincare routine or products.
If you feel that your skincare products are no longer as effective as they used to be, consult an expert aesthetician at SB Health and Beauty Spa to cater to the changing needs of your skin rather than experimenting on your own.