As much as we love skincare, it can be a bit of a challenge to navigate through all the information out there. That's why we're here to debunk some common skincare myths that you might have heard. Let's get started!
Myth1 : Using baking soda as a scrub can help get rid of blackheads.
Explanation: Baking soda is highly alkaline, which can disrupt the pH balance of your skin and strip it of its natural oils, leading to irritation and dryness. It can also cause micro-tears in the skin that can make blackheads worse.
Myth2 : Putting toothpaste on a pimple can make it disappear.
Explanation: Toothpaste may contain ingredients that can dry out a pimple, such as baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. However, most toothpaste also contains abrasive particles, such as silica, that can damage the skin and cause further irritation.
Myth3 : You should exfoliate every day for smooth skin.
Explanation: Exfoliating too frequently can damage the skin's protective barrier and lead to inflammation, redness, and increased sensitivity. It's recommended to exfoliate no more than two to three times per week.
Myth4 : Drinking water can hydrate dry skin.
Explanation: While drinking water is essential for overall health, it does not directly hydrate the skin. Hydration primarily comes from applying moisturizers and other topical products that can penetrate the skin's layers.
Myth5 : You should avoid using oils if you have oily skin.
Explanation: Oily skin can benefit from using lightweight, non-comedogenic oils, such as squalane, jojoba oil, or argan oil. These oils can help balance the skin's oil production and prevent dehydration.
People with oily skin types have always avoided oils, but recent studies have shown that facial oils can balance sebum production. But you have to choose the right oils for your skin type. Otherwise it will clog the pores.
Myth6 : You only need to wear sunscreen on sunny days.
Explanation: UV rays can penetrate through clouds and windows, causing damage to the skin, even on cloudy days. Wearing sunscreen daily is essential to protect the skin from premature aging, sunburns, and skin cancer.
Myth7: You should always use toner after cleansing your face.
Explanation: While toners can help balance the skin's pH and remove any remaining traces of dirt or makeup, they're not necessary for everyone. The type of toner you use should depend on your skin type and concerns.
Myth8 : You should avoid using retinoids if you have sensitive skin.
Explanation: Retinoids, such as retinol or adapalene, can be effective for treating acne, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. While they can cause some irritation and dryness, using a low concentration and gradually increasing it can help minimize those side effects.
HyRetin is a revolutionary ingredient that achieves the efficacy of Retinol while getting rid of its side effects by combining it with Hyaluronic Acid. Repair Serum is designed with Lorde+Belle’s signature HA3 technology, which utilizes a blend of low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid to deliver hydration and other benefits in different layers of the skin.
Myth9 : Applying products in a specific order can improve their effectiveness.
Explanation: While there is some logic to the order in which you apply your skincare products, such as applying lighter products before heavier ones, there is no hard and fast rule. Using products consistently is more important than the order in which you apply them.
Myth10 : You can shrink the size of your pores.
Explanation: Pore size is largely determined by genetics and skin type, and while some products, such as clay masks, may temporarily minimize their appearance, they can't permanently reduce pore size. Consistent use of exfoliating products and keeping the skin clean can help prevent pores from becoming clogged and enlarged.
We hope that this post has cleared up some common skincare myths that you might have heard. Remember to always do your research and consult with a skincare professional before incorporating any new products or routines into your skincare regimen.