Skin Care

Top 8 Skincare Myths to Break Right Now

In the age of misinformation, we need to become more aware and conscious as consumers. Through the internet all these skincare products make some over-the-top claims making it all the more difficult for us to choose.

So, let us take you on the way to clear and radiant skin by debunking some of the top skincare myths and mistakes you might just have been committing.

1. Myth: Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated

“It is a complete myth that we should drink a lot of water to maintain hydrated skin,” says Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist, in NYC. There has been found no direct evidence linking increased water consumption to better skin. For the ‘thirsty’ skin to absorb water we can use a gentle cleanser and moisturization. Additionally, it’s advised to apply moisturizer on wet skin to ensure that it gets locked and your skin gets benefitted in the best possible way.

2. Myth: No Moisturization for Oily Skin

Moisturisation has always been the holy grail of skincare no matter what your skin type is. Choosing a moisturizer that suits your skin type is of utmost importance. We don’t want acne on our faces which might just show up on dehydrated skin as then skin tends to produce too much sebum.

3. Expensive products are equivalent to better skincare

“Not all expensive skincare products necessarily work better than their cheaper counterparts,” a quote by NY dermatologist Kavita Mariwalla is something that needs to be adhere to. Without emptying your pockets, you can enhance your skincare game. With cleansers, toners, and moisturizers the prime thing to check is the ingredient list because more often than not we end up paying solely for the brand name. You’re good to go just with the right ingredients.

4. The Higher the SPF in Your Sunscreen, the Better

Higher SPF is not supposed to offer more protection from the Sun, or as we have it believed. Beyond a certain level, a higher SPF makes little to no difference. An SPF of 30 blocks out 97% of UVB rays, whereas an SPF of 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. An SPF 30 would just do the job fine of shielding your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun.

5. Only Teenagers Can Get Acne and Pimples.

Acne can easily become a part of adulthood if you resort to poor lifestyle habits, irregular eating habits, inadequate water intake, etc. These are acne triggers that can occur at any age, contrary to what we have known. Basic habits such as cleansing, taking off makeup at night, a basic skincare routine, and eating well can result in better, nourished skin.

6. Myth: You don’t need retinol until age 50.

Undoubtedly Retinol is an anti-aging superstar. It is dermatologically proven and helps treat acne, wrinkles, fine lines and unclogs pores. Just that it is a good idea to ease yourself into the retinol process with a pea-sized amount and let the magic happen!

7. Myth: There’s no need for sunscreen in the fall or winter.

“Ultraviolet light doesn’t take a break and neither should you,” warns Dr. Mariwalla.” Unlike the predominant notion, UV rays can penetrate clouds and cause damage to the skin even in winter. So, it’s always a good idea to keep your sunscreen handy, regardless of the season.

8. Myth: If it burns, it’s working.

Skincare is supposed to calm your skin down and not irritate/burn it. The burning sensation is usually when the ingredients are too harsh for your skin, or if you are allergic to its ingredients, which is never a good sign. In such cases wash it off of your skin immediately.

By adopting an approach of research with scientific backing, you can utilize skincare products that work for your skin, and avoid harmful ones.

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