Skin Care Urban Legends
Urban legends and myths are not in short supply in the world of beauty, maybe even more so when it comes to skincare. And while we’re not saying you shouldn’t heed the sound skincare advice your mother or grandmother gave you, the truth is that a lot of the conventional wisdom we’ve been told is based on misconceptions. To help separate fact from fiction, we decided to debunk a few of those myths.
Myth: More is better.
Fact: Using too many products or using them too frequently can actually harm your skin.
Myth: Expensive products are always better.
Fact: Expensive products are not always superior to drugstore options. It’s important to read ingredients and consider your specific skin type and concerns.
Myth: You should scrub your face to exfoliate.
Fact: Scrubbing can be harsh on the skin and cause irritation. Gentle chemical exfoliants such as alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids are more effective and less abrasive.
Myth: Sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days.
Fact: Sunscreen should be worn daily, regardless of weather or season, to protect skin from harmful UV rays.
Myth: You don’t need to moisturize if you have oily skin.
Fact: Oily skin still needs hydration. Moisturizers for oily skin are formulated to hydrate without clogging pores.