Skincare misconceptions are aplenty. Amidst the skincare advice from every other person, the influx of new skincare products and treatments, and the constant buzz about natural therapies, it is difficult to separate the myths from reality.
Here, we give you facts about 5 skincare myths, which most of the people believe to be true, and put a reality check in front of you.
Myth #1 – A glowing face alone is an indicator of skin health:
Most people believe that having a glowing face is enough to grab attention and it is an indicator of the general health of your skin – the rest of the body doesn’t need any skincare. Just think of the effect a glowing face can cause with a combination of dark elbows, parched skin and cracked feet! It should be noted that every part of our body needs the same attention as the face. The skin of your hands, feet, knees, and elbows is equally sensitive and the needs are the same – cleanser, sunscreen, and moisturizer. All of these areas are equally prone to dryness and need dedicated care.
Myth #2 – Skincare is accomplished just by outer body care:
Refined sugars and alcohol are the two things which do the most damage to the skin. Eating healthy, balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy skin. Good hydration should be maintained by drinking plenty of water. One cannot expect to have glowing skin just by using the most expensive skincare products. The saying “you are what you eat” is really true since it describes how your body and health will be conditioned based on your nutrition.
Myth #3 – Anti-ageing products can prevent wrinkles:
Most of the anti-ageing products available in the market simply hydrate the skin and plump it up, morphing it to look wrinkle-free temporarily. There is no greater mantra to prevent premature ageing than maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding sun exposure, and maintaining good hydration. It is equally essential to have a proper exercise regimen in place as a holistic approach to avoid premature wrinkles.
Myth #4 – Expensive skincare products are the best:
It is not always the case that expensive means ‘the best,’ though it can be true in some cases. Experts say that most of the ingredients found in expensive skincare products can also be found in cheaper products. It is just the brand name, the look-and-feel, and the packaging which is classy. Also, the branding by celebrities is what catches the eye.
Myth #5 – Scrub harder to keep your skin healthy and acne free:
Excessive scrubbing deprives the skin of the required moisture and takes off the protective oils and barriers, which can result in rashes on your skin. Keeping your skin ‘squeaky clean’ is not the solution. Instead, use a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer afterwards to maintain a glowing skin.
Pro tips for maintaining a glowing skin:
- Use natural, paraben-free products instead of chemical-laden products.
- Apply a daily moisturizer and sunscreen before getting exposed to the sun.
- Choose skincare products based on your skin type.
- Remove your makeup before going to bed and maintain a consistent cleansing routine.
- Oily skin also needs to be moisturized appropriately with a well-balanced moisturizer.
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