Your skin is the largest external organ of your body. It is also your first line of defense against invading microbes. That is why you should do everything you can to keep your skin in an excellent condition.
Having smooth, glowing and young-looking skin is also the desire of many. Your skin can contribute a lot to your overall appeal. Having rough and dry skin as well as various unsightly conditions (pimples, fungal infections, etc.) can cause heads to turn towards your direction — for all the wrong reasons.
Needless to say, it’s important for you to take good care of your skin. Having proper diet, regular exercise and a wholesome lifestyle can make your skin stay in the pink of health. There are also numerous skincare solutions on the planet that can make your skin radiantly beautiful, especially when you opt for mild and organically-made products.
However, amidst all of the amazing beauty products you can purchase on the current market are tons of skincare myths! If you mistakenly believe any one of them, you are at risk of ending up with all sorts of cosmetic nightmares. Luckily, it is never too late to bust some of the myths that you may have been subscribing to for some time now.
These are some of the myths concerning skincare that you should ditch pronto:
1. Having Oily Skin Makes You Less Prone to Wrinkles
While it’s true that the thin layer of oil on your face can reduce the impact of the sun’s UV rays to a certain degree, this does not necessarily mean that you are not going to develop wrinkles anytime soon. Your oily skin will surely end up with those unsightly lines if you habitually forget to apply sunscreen, moisturize, quit smoking and have a healthy diet.
2. Eating Junk and Oily Foods Can Cause Pimples
The consumption of junk and oily foods had been blamed for pimples for so many years now. To date, no study was able to establish a strong connection between eating them and pimple development. However, these foods that are terrible for your health may cause inflammation, something that affects your organs negatively, and that includes your skin.
3. Using Sunscreen with High SPF Lets You Stay Under the Sun Longer
It’s a fact that sunscreen with an SPF of 30 can shield you better from the sun’s harmful UV rays than something with an SPF of only 15. However, this doesn’t mean that you can stay under the blistering sun for a longer time and not end up with sun-damaged skin. No matter the SPF level, reapplication at least every 2 hours is still an important beauty task.
4. You Can Skip Applying Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day
Clouds can do nothing to keep the sun’s damaging UV rays from reaching the earth’s surface. Before you step foot outside the home, whether or not it’s a cloudy day, remember to apply generous amounts of high quality sunscreen on your face — at least a teaspoon! The only time you may skip applying sunscreen is at night.
5. Exfoliating the Skin on a Daily Basis Can Keep It from Looking Dull
No matter how gently you intend to do it with a scrub, brush or a facial cleanser with coarse beads in it, you should limit exfoliating your skin to once or twice a week only, depending on how sensitive your skin is. Otherwise, you may only leave your skin inflamed if you irritate a fresh layer of it. Exfoliating excessively may cause your skin to age faster.
6. Pricier Skincare Products Work Better Than Inexpensive Ones
There are a few reasons why some beauty products cost more than the rest — they carry popular brand names and they are endorsed by world-renowned celebrities. The active ingredients of most beauty products are actually the same regardless of the price tag. When shopping, focus more on the quality rather than the cost.