We all have been in the place where most of the skin care practices we believe, actually turn out to be myths, right? Well, here we are with 8 myths that you need to read about to believe in what is true and what is not!
1. Myth: Sunscreen only needs to be worn outdoors
Make an effort to make applying sunscreen a daily part of your skin care routine as it helps to prevent skin aging, even when staying indoors. It has also been discovered that artificial blue light from computers and phones has a hand in aging our skin, although at the moment sunscreen cannot block out blue light. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide may be able to combat the screen light. Specially in during the pandemic times, when most of us are working from home, it is crucial to take care of our skin even more.
2. Myth: Those with darker skin don’t need to wear sunscreen!?
Although darker or more tanned skin is less prone to burning, however no skin tone is less immune to sun damage. Darker skin is naturally rich in Melanin, a kind of pigment found in many organisms. They have melanosomes in way more quantity that helps protect from the sun’s ultraviolet radiations. Hence, it is best to apply sunscreen every two hours regardless of your skin tone for prevention from sun damage.
3. Myth: A lack of sleep causes under-eye dark circles
Stoked after reading it is a myth? Well, lack of sleep could be one of the reasons but if you experience under-eye circles, it is most likely in your genes. Blue veins under the eye can also be a culprit for dark circles, as well as hyperpigmentation, eye rubbing, or allergies.
4. Myth: People with oily skin don’t need to moisturize
Mositurizing is important regardless your skin type. It is recommended that oily skin be moisturized daily. Those with oily skin can go with a lighter moisturizer or something that is oil-free and water based. Apply a smaller quantity though but avoid completely skipping the process as it is just as beneficial.
5. Myth: You can shrink your pore size
The size of your pores is dependent on genetics. There are products that can temporarily shrink your pores, but it will not have a lasting long-term effect. The appearance of your pores can be reduced by avoiding products that clog your pores.
6. Myth: You Should be scrubbing your face with hot water
This is a big NO NO! Taking the time to wash your skin gently with lukewarm water is the best for maintaining and achieving healthy skin. Dramatic temperatures and rough massaging of the skin can irritate it and damage the delicate cells causing redness or roughness.
7. Myth: Expensive products work better than cheaper ones
Price is certainly not the best factor to base your product decision specially when it comes to skin care. The materials used in the product as well as formulation are much more important than the price. If you are looking for certain outcomes, be sure to read into which materials offer that and the formulation, this way you can pick and choose which products will best suit your skin regardless of price.
8. Myth: to get good skin, you must use a lot of different skin-care products
Take the time to get to know your skin and what it needs, then do some research to better understand what better suits and look for products that provide such solutions. You don’t need to have a collection of products to take care of your skin as long as you provide your skin with the materials and formulas it is visibly asking for.
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Written by: Kylie Lenartowicz