There are a whole lot of myths and misconceptions out there in the falsehood when it comes to skincare, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell fact from fiction. Skin care myths have been around since centuries and everyone has their own set of beliefs. The only way to get good skin is to take good care of it on a daily basis by keeping your skin clean and moisturised all the time. Here are a few common skin care myths debunked.
Myth #1 If you have oily skin you should not moisturise
Skin produces excess oil as a defence mechanism for keeping it clean. Lightly moisturising the skin keeps the skin soft & supple but also helps in regulating the excess oil.
Myth #2 One should exfoliate only once in two weeks
The number of times one should scrub is completely up to you. Scrubbing removes dead skin and makes it look bright and soft.
Myth #3 You don’t need sunscreen on cloudy days
Sunscreen is a must as it also provides protection from ultraviolet rays and should be applied on any given day.
Myth #4 Botox can prevent wrinkles
Theoretically yes, but no long-term studies support this myth. Using sunscreens and keeping up proper skin care are still the most reliable and certainly less expensive methods to fight wrinkles.
Myth #5 Skin should feel tight after washing your face
Skin should feel fresh, soft and supple and at ease, if it feels tight after washing, you are probably using a hard cleanser that might be drying out your skin more.