The Top 5 Skincare Myths Debunked
In the pursuit of radiant, clear skin, many people cling to outdated myths born out of a time when scientific knowledge was limited. Today, we're debunking five common skincare myths that have been floating around for far too long. So let's separate fact from fiction and reveal the real secrets to maintaining naturally beautiful skin!
Myth 1: People with oily skin don't need to moisturise.
Fact: It's a common misconception that moisturising is unnecessary for those with oily skin. In reality, skipping moisturiser can lead to more oil production as your skin tries to compensate for the lack of hydration, which can result in further clogged pores and breakouts. Instead, opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser that helps balance your skin's natural moisture levels while reducing excess oil, and treatment products for acne and blemishes.
Myth 2: Retinol is for 50+ skin
Fact: Applying retinol can stimulate skin’s own collagen production and accelerate the turnover of skin cells, effectively addressing acne, unclogging pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, to promote a more even skin tone. It is possible to proactively mitigate skin damage, by incorporating retinol into your routine from your mid-20’s or early 30’s. Amplify your skincare regime with our Retinol Night Renewal Facial Oil - a low-irritation retinol and Bakuchiol infused oil, proven to improve the appearance of crow’s feet within 2 weeks*, while hydrating and improving skin’s overall appearance.
Myth 3: Lack of sleep leads to under-eye circles.
Fact: While lack of sleep can contribute to dark circles under the eyes, it's not the sole culprit. Under-eye circles are primarily caused by genetics, thinning skin, and blood vessels that become more visible over time. There are several things you can do to minimise their appearance: get adequate sleep, stay hydrated, include fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare regimen. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory known to improve skin tone, texture and brightness.
Myth 4: You only need to put sunscreen where the sun hits your face.
Fact: Sunscreen application is a crucial step in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, regardless of the sun-exposed areas. While it's true that certain areas, like the cheeks and forehead, are more prone to sun damage, it's important to apply sunscreen to your entire face, including the neck and ears. Using a moisturiser with SPF can hydrate and protect your skin when away from direct sunlight. However, full sun exposure like the beach or any outdoor event, requires an SPF of at least 30 to protect uncovered skin.
Myth 5: If it's good for their skin, it will be good for mine.
Fact: Each person's skin is unique, encompassing various factors such as genetics, skin type, skin tone, and specific skin concerns. To maintain the optimal health and appearance of your skin, it is crucial to utilise products that are suitable for your skin’s individual needs. If you require assistance in crafting a personalised skincare routine, our Skin Quiz is the ideal place to start.
Healthy skin comes from a combination of consistent skincare practices, nourishing ingredients, and a little self-care. Stay informed, side-step the myths, and let your natural radiance shine through!
* Independent clinical study on 20 women aged between 25–45-years-old.
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