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8 Common Skincare Myths You Probably Thought Were True
Skincare is big business, and with so many products to choose from, it can be difficult to know what you actually need, what is a luxury product, and what you don’t need at all!
There are many myths surrounding skincare and how best to manage your daily routines. Some are true, some are not, and some have been circulating for so long that no one even knows where they started. To help you decide what is best for you and your lifestyle, here are some hints and tips to help you, along with the truth behind some of those rumors.
It’s fine to keep your makeup on for sleeping
Unfortunately for some, this is a myth; it is definitely not recommended that you sleep in your makeup. Makeup can block your pores, and by keeping it on, your skin doesn’t have a chance to breathe. It can also encourage bacteria to form, which can result in pimples and a dull complexion. No matter how tired you are, always remove your makeup before hitting the pillow and use a proper cleansing product. The Perfect 10 Oil Cleanser is a gentle oil that removes dirt and grime, impurities, sunscreen and makeup. More and more consumers are switching to oil-based cleansers instead of creams as they have additional benefits, including leaving the skin feeling moisturized and radiant.
SPF is only needed for the summer
Everyone knows that it is important to wear SPF during the summer months and that the sun can cause premature aging. However, don’t be fooled into thinking you don’t need SPF on a cloudy day, or even in the winter months. Even though your skin will be less likely to burn when not in direct sunlight, it can still be damaged by the sun’s rays and cause age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Many day moisturizers contain SPF, so make sure to check before you buy and use it all year-round.
Oily complexions don’t require moisturizing
If you suffer from an overly oily complexion, you may be tempted not to moisturize because you don’t want your skin to feel even greasier. However, an oily complexion doesn’t mean a hydrated complexion, and by regularly moisturizing with a cream specifically produced for your skin type, you could find that excess oil diminishes.
Anti-aging skincare is for older people
While anti-aging creams may be targeted at the older generation, the sooner you start using anti-aging products as part of your beauty regimen, the better. Experts recommend that people in their 20s use SPF and anti-aging serums on a daily basis. After all, prevention is much better than cure. The Anti-aging Antioxidant Renewal Serum has been specially formulated to protect the skin from pollutants while restoring the skin’s natural glow and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Natural skincare is best
Of course, protecting the planet and consciously shopping is a good thing, but don’t always think skincare that comes from nature is better for you than products created in a laboratory. Some natural products require additives to make them absorb into the skin and may have a short expiration date, which means they could end up being thrown away before they are used up.
Dry skin is dehydrated
If you suffer from dry skin, this means you require more oil; if your skin is dehydrated, it requires water. If you’re not sure what you need, dry skin feels tight and might have problem areas, but dehydrated skin can have a combination of dry and oily patches and be prone to pimples.
If you react to a new product, stop using it
While you should always be careful about any reaction to a new product, remember that it is normal for your skin to need time to adjust and this may result in a small breakout of pimples. It is always worth persevering for a few days to see if your skin settles down before giving up on a new cream or lotion.
Day care and night care
Many people use just one product for morning and night or don’t apply any product at the end of the day. However, your morning skincare routine should involve serums and SPF to offer you protection during the day, while your evening routine should be more about hydrating and nourishing the skin while you rest. The Detox Nightwear Cream improves elasticity and firmness while nourishing the skin with vitamins, making it the ideal cream to use at night.