4 skincare myths debunked

Healthy skin comes from verifying myths and facts

Are you familiar with the term ‘Glass Skin’? A term originated from Korea, it simply refers to a smooth, clear and hydrated complexion that makes dewy skin look dull.

Having a clear and radiant complexion is everyone’s dream. However, more often than not, many of us may struggle with acne, hyperpigmentation, red spots, wrinkles and more.

Getting your dream complexion depends on your ability to discern facts from myths. Some of the common mistakes many make is not verifying the tips they receive from friends, family, colleagues or social media. Fret not, as we are going to debunk four skincare myths you should stop believing.

Myth #1: You don’t need to exfoliate your skin

A regular exfoliating routine will keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. Plus, it will remove the clogging of dead skin cells. On top of that, exfoliating your skin allows your moisturiser to penetrate deeper into your skin and keep it well hydrated.

Myth #2: You don’t need to moisturise if your skin is oily

If you have oily skin, the thought of applying moisturiser might be a little unpleasant but it is no doubt important. Oily skin can still be dehydrated. This is why it is important to moisturise your skin regularly. Plus, it’s a great way to keep your skin less oily. This is because it will help balance out the oil production your skin produces.

Myth #3: Dark circles are a sign you’re tired

Yes, a lack of sleep can result in under eye dark circles. However, it could also be caused by pigmentation, puffiness and more. It could also mean that your skin is lacking iron or not getting enough oxygen. Visit a skin specialist to understand more on this and how you could rectify it.

Myth #4: You only need to wear sunscreen during the summer

Here’s the reality: Whether it rains or shines, you’ve to wear sunscreen everyday before leaving your home. Ultraviolet rays (UV) from the sun can cause sunburn, leave wrinkles and excessive exposure could lead to skin cancer. This is why it is important to protect your skin with sunscreen.

Sources: Health, Forbes