Myth #1: You should cleanse twice a day.
Fact #1 : The first thing to know about cleansing is that it’s not as simple as you might think. You may have heard that you should be cleansing twice a day, but this can be too much for your skin.The first thing to know about cleansing is that it’s not as simple as you might think. You may have heard that you should be cleansing twice a day, but this can be too much for your skin. Cleansing twice a day can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it on the dry side and making it more prone to sensitivity and aging. It also removes any makeup that might have been applied earlier in the day (if you wear foundation), which will leave your face looking dull and without any coverage—not what we want!
The first thing to know about cleansing is that it’s not as simple as you might think. You may have heard that you should be cleansing twice a day, but this can be too much for your skin.The first thing to know about cleansing is that it’s not as simple as you might think. You may have heard that you should be cleansing twice a day, but this can be too much for your skin.
In the past, many people were taught that they should wash their faces twice a day. This myth is still widely believed by many people and even dermatologists, but it’s actually not true!
Myth #2: You should exfoliate every day.
Fact #2 : Exfoliating too much can be just as bad as not exfoliating enough.
While it’s true that over-exfoliating your skin can lead to problems, the opposite is also true: not exfoliating enough can cause just as much harm.
Exfoliation is simply the removal of dead cells from the surface of our skin. When we cleanse, scrub or exfoliate our faces with products like cleansers or scrubs (or even just water), those dead cells are removed along with them—and if there isn’t enough product in contact with our face at once, then the result will be drier skin overall. This means less moisture for any given area on your face than there would be if you were using different types of cleansing agents instead!
So how often should we be exfoliating? Well…it depends! Your mileage may vary depending on how sensitive/dry your complexion is; some people find they need more frequent applications while others prefer less frequent ones—but let’s say that most people fall somewhere between these two extremes… which means every 2-3 weeks should work well enough for most folks out there!
Myth #3: Using retinoids will make your skin red and flaky.
Fact #3: The common side effects of retinol use, like redness and flaking, may seem daunting – but they are temporary!
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that’s found in many skin care products. It can irritate some people, but it’s temporary—and worth it for the long-term benefits!
The redness and flaking you experience when using retinol products are common side effects of using this ingredient. The irritation will subside once your body becomes used to the high concentration of vitamin A on your skin, but if you’re concerned about any potential redness or flaking after applying retinol creams or serums, try spreading a thin layer over affected areas daily until they’ve gone away completely (or apply another moisturizer).
Myth #4: You need multiple products to address all your skin concerns.
Fact #4: A good quality serum is a multitasker! It can address a number of common skincare issues like aging, hyperpigmentation and acne in one go.
A good quality serum is a multitasker! It can address a number of common skincare issues like aging, hyperpigmentation and acne in one go.
Serums are usually more concentrated than other types of products because they contain high concentrations of active ingredients that will get absorbed into your skin quickly. This makes them great for tackling those pesky problem areas like acne or aging spots that tend to show up frequently on your face—and the best part is that they’re also so easy to use! You don’t have to wait around long before seeing results; just apply once or twice daily after cleansing with an oil-based cleanser (like ours) as directed by instructions on the label.
Myth #5: Tanning beds are the safer way to get a tan compared to being in the sun.
Fact #5: Tanning beds are just as dangerous as the sun. In fact, they may even be worse.
A common misconception is that tanning beds are just as safe as the sun. In fact, they may even be worse. There is no safe way to tan; you can get skin cancer from using a tanning bed or any other type of UV light source. Tanning beds also cause premature aging and wrinkles due to the types of rays they emit which damage collagen in your system which causes fine lines and wrinkles on your face over time.
Tanning beds heat up the skin by exposing it to radiation from an artificial source (most often light bulbs), which accelerates melanin production in the body. This leads to more pigmentation on the skin and can cause serious health issues like:
wrinkles and sagging skin
early signs of aging
Myth #6: The sun is only strong between 10am – 4pm, so you don’t need to protect yourself before or after those times.
Fact #6: The sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm. But UV rays can still be strong at other times of day.
UV rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, so it’s not just the heat of the midday sun that makes us more vulnerable to skin damage; our bodies are affected by light all day long. If you live in an area with heavy cloud cover or if you spend a lot of time indoors, it’s important to protect yourself from UV exposure as much as possible!
So, there’s one last thing I want to remind you of: It’s no fun being a skincare nerd, but it can be super rewarding! In our society where everyone is so busy and overwhelmed by things, we forget how special it is to take a little time for ourselves. So please don’t forget about the health of your skin and make sure that you invest in skincare products that work for you.