We all hear tips and tricks on what to do with our skin and what not to do with it. However how many of these are true and how may of these are just pure myths? In this post I shall be exposing ten myths of skincare. It shall hopefully teach you what we are waisting our time on doing, because it’s not working, and hopefully teach you something you didn’t know.

1. Eating chocolate will cause breakouts. 

Eating chocolate does not cause breakouts. Stress, hormones and pollution causes breakouts. Chocolate has actually been proven as a stress reliever. Obviously it’s not healthy to overindulge in greasy and fatty food. However food does not contribute to the healing nor the cause of acne and breakouts.

2. Sunscreen is not necessary on cloudy days.

Anyone who has been out on a cloudy day knows this isn’t true. Clouds are only thin barriers to the rays of sunshine. However the sun is still shining. Which means that you should wear sunscreen at all time to protect your skin from sun damage.

3. There’s no real difference between SPF 25 and SPF 75.

This is false. Even though the percentage of increase is not proportional to the number you see written on the sunscreen. Higher SPF does offer higher protection. 

4. Lasers are the only way to treat acne scars.

There are lots of other ways to treat acne scars including perks, injectable fillers and relatively easy surgical procedures.

5. People with dry skin age faster and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Don’t panic! People with dry skin might need extra hydration, but a heavy moisturiser will keep the ageing process at bay. 

6. When skin tingles you know your skincare products are working.

This is definitly not true. When your skin tingles, this means your skin or irritated and inflamed. Your skin may look and feel cleaner but over time this can do damage to your skin.

7. Skin should feel tight and squeaking clean after you wash.

If skin feels tight after cleaning, it’s a sign that it has been stripped of vital water content. This causing surface dead skin cell to build up. It’s important to use a gentle cleanser right for your skin type. 

8. Shaving makes hair grow back thicker.

Shaving can appear to have that effect but that’s not true. The reason why is when you shave you see the blunt edges of the hair grow at the same time. This appears it to look thicker.

9. You don’t need to moisturise in the winter if you have oily skin.

Everyone needs to moisturise, even in winter months. This is because heating systems and cold winds, result in a dry climate indoors and outdoors. 

10. You’ve only used a facial moisturisers and your good to go.

Wrong! You shouldn’t neglect your lips. They can chap in dry, blustery weather. Remember your hands too, or cracked skin might remind you later.

I hope you’ve learnt something new. 🙂

A x

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