Skincare myths you should stop believing!
Everyone wants a clear and radiant complexion. But getting there might depend more on your ability to discern fact from fiction than how diligently you follow a cleansing regimen or how much you spend on products. The fact is that a lot of skincare advice just doesn’t work, and some skincare myths can even cause harm.
Let’s get to the truth behind common skincare tips. Here are 11 skincare myths you should stop believing!
Myth: Drinking water keeps your skin hydrated.
Fact: While drinking more water can be beneficial for other health conditions, water does not automatically get absorbed by your skin when you drink it. It hydrates our cells which do help our bodies stay healthy and hydrated overall.
However, being severely dehydrated will take a toll on your skin, as well as the rest of your body. The best way to keep your skin hydrated is to avoid dry air (or use a humidifier), use a gentle cleanser, and use a moisturizer daily or ingredients that help keep moisture locked in your skin barrier!
Myth: Eye cream does not help with anything.
Fact: An eye cream can have many benefits if it contains the right ingredients and is formulated for your specific skin concerns. If your concern is dark circles or puffiness, an eye cream can definitely help control inflammation and make your under eyes appear brighter and overall youthful appearance.
Myth: There is no need for sunscreen on cloudy or rainy days.
Fact: Many people think sunscreen is only needed when it is sunny, but this is a myth! The ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause sunburn are not as strong on cloudy days, but they are always present. The UV rays that cause fine lines, wrinkles, and skin hyperpigmentation are always present and it’s important to apply sunscreen anytime and anywhere you go. UV rays even penetrate clouds, so you should plan on wearing sunscreen every day.
Myth: People with oily skin don't need to moisturize.
Fact: People with oily skin should choose a lighter moisturizer and apply a smaller amount, but never skip it! Those with oily skin are prone to clogged pores, acne, and blackheads. Using a moisturizer is great to keep your skin balanced and nourished.
Myth: You can only get Vitamin D from the sun.
Fact: Although the body can get vitamin D from sunlight, that comes with a risk for skin damage, including skin cancer, skin hyperpigmentation, and so on.
You can also get your vitamin D from consuming fatty fish and seafood like salmon and tuna which are rich in nutrients. People of darker complexions may not get enough vitamin D from the sun as the higher concentration of melanin in darker skin can prevent the sun from being an effective natural source of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body needs for many vital processes, including building and maintaining strong bones so it is important to get enough!