Ladies, little knowledge is a dangerous thing, especially when it is your skin in question. That’s why it’s important to get your beauty facts right. If you’ve believed age-old myths about moisturising like you only need moisturiser if you have dry skin or all creams are basically the same, we don’t blame you. But it’s high time you know the truth and stop believing these old wives’ tales that are still floating around.
Here are five such myths about moisturising that your skin wants you to stop believing NOW.
- Myth: Oily skin doesn’t need a moisturiser
- Myth: All moisturisers are the same and can be used for all seasons
- Myth: You need a moisturiser only when you wash your face
- Myth: You can become addicted to moisturiser
- Myth: Body lotions can be used as face creams
Myth: Oily skin doesn’t need a moisturiser
Truth: The most common of them all and believed by many, this myth that only visibly dry and flaky skin needs a moisturiser and oily skin should avoid it is absolutely false. Oily skin needs hydration too and a good moisturiser will actually control the excess oil. Just invest in an oil-free, lightweight moisturiser.
Myth: All moisturisers are the same and can be used for all seasons
Truth: Every moisturiser has a different formulation and ingredients meant for different skin types, issues and seasons. While a rich moisturiser made with aloe vera extracts would be apt for dry skin and winter, a lightweight one with SPF would be perfect for summer. Although some moisturisers can be used for all seasons, that’s certainly not the case for all.
Myth: You need a moisturiser only when you wash your face
Truth: It’s true that every time you wash your face, you should moisturise in order to retain the moisture in your skin. But whether you should reapply throughout the day actually depends on your skin type. If your skin feels dry, you will need to pamper it with a moisturiser even if you don’t wash it.
Myth: You can become addicted to moisturiser
Truth: If someone tells you that you use too much of that moisturiser of yours and you are probably addicted to it, tell them that it is not physiologically possible. Routine application of moisturiser is the need of your skin and the reason you reach out for that moisturiser is because you like the feel and look of your moisturised skin, and nothing else.
Myth: Body lotions can be used as face creams
Truth: Ah! This one just cracks us up all the time. The skin on your face is different from the skin on the rest of your body and thus you need a face lotion and body lotion to keep it moisturised the right way. In fact, body lotions are thicker and contain fragrances, which might not suit your skin, and that’s why they should never be applied on the face.