We’re all super protective about our skin, aren’t we? Thanks to the internet, the beauty business today is flooded with skincare tips and tricks. But again, how many of those tips and tricks are true? And how many of those tips are suitable for you? Precisely why, we at BeBeautiful do extensive research and talk to the experts in the industry to bring you only valid beauty and skin advice.
Read on as we dispel some of the most common skin care myths in town...
- Myth #1: You should wash your face multiple times in a day
- #2 Sunblock is only for summer
- Myth #3: The harder you exfoliate, the better
- Myth #4: You don’t need to moisturise your skin if it's oily
- Myth #5: Wash your face with hot water
Myth #1: You should wash your face multiple times in a day
No! You shouldn’t. Washing your face regularly will wash away your natural oils along with the dirt. It’ll make your skin dry and dehydrated. Stick to washing your face only twice a day. Anything above that will only cause skin damage.
#2 Sunblock is only for summer
We, at BeBeautiful, strongly insist on wearing a sunblock no matter what the season is. It’s the UV rays that damage your skin and not the weather. Skipping the sunscreen is an absolute no if you want healthy skin. Always apply a layer of sunblock before stepping out even in winter.
Myth #3: The harder you exfoliate, the better
It doesn’t need to hurt to make it work. Exfoliating your face in a rough and harsh manner might clean your skin, but it’ll damage it too. You might get small burns and cuts due to the fine granules. Always scrub your skin very gently, in a circular motion for best results.
Myth #4: You don’t need to moisturise your skin if it's oily
Oily or dry, moisturising your skin is a must. It might seem pointless but moisturising your skin is very important to keep it healthy. The oils are secreted by your pores, but the inner layers do need hydration. Go for a gel based moisturiser that’s solely for oily skin instead of skipping it.
Myth #5: Wash your face with hot water
Hot water is toxic for your skin. It sucks out the moisture from your skin leaving it dehydrated and dry. Hot water also damages the outer layer of your skin so always wash your face with cold water. If you want to open your pores, take steam. But hot water is an absolute no!