Five Skincare Myths Debunked

At the request of many Instagram DM’s, I created the second in my ‘debunked series’.

It was appreciated by many on Instagram, So I thought I’d share it here too!

1 You don’t need to moisturise if you have oily skin?

Very oily and very dry skin are caused by the same thing, dehydration. Oily skin is your skin compensating by over-producing oil to moisturise itself.

By using a moisturiser, you are helping the skin to stay hydrated. This should help get your excess oil under control.

2 The stronger the exfoliant the better?

No, no, no. If your skin feels sensitive after using a product, stop using it. You won’t get results faster, you’re just damaging your skin’s barrier.

Skincare, for the most part, is a long game.  Take the time to let your skin build tolerance to your products and the pay off will be worth it!

Read more about chemical exfoliants here.

3 Blue light from your phones and computers can damage your skin?

The amount of blue light you’re exposed to from your phones/technology is not enough to cause servere damage.

It’s not enough to worry about.

4 ‘Clean beauty’ means no chemicals?

Anyone who says this is lying to you, and quite badly (because you can just google this to see it’s not true). Everything is a chemical, which is not something to be feared. Even water can kill you at too high a concentration…

Clean beauty (whatever that means to you) most definetly has chemicals in it.

5 You need use a lot of skincare to get good skin?

It may take a little time to figure out what skincare works for you but you definitely don’t need a lot of products to get good skin.

The most important skincare products to focus your search on include; cleanser, exfoliator, hydrating factor, SPF.

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