Over the years there have been a lot of skin care myths and misconceptions disguised as beauty secrets. For instance, others propagate that toothpaste helps to eliminate pimples. Misrepresented organizations tend to infuse such misconceptions in commercials as sound bites, advertisements, or blogs. Below we have highlighted some of the most common skin care myths floating around the industry.
Oil Application on Skin Makes It Oilier
The skin naturally produces oil to nourish and normalize its surface. However, harsh cleansers, over-exfoliation, and the ever-changing weather conditions deplete the natural oils of the skin. Therefore, the application of oil on the surface, depending on your skin type, helps maintain a healthy balance.
Ingredients Termed As Acidic or Alcoholic Are Irritants
Not all acidic or alcoholic products are harmful or irritant to the skin. For instance, Hyaluronic acid is a non-stripping and gentle ingredient, while Cetearyl alcohol is an emulsifier that allows the blend of incredible ingredients into lotions and creams.
The Right Eye Cream Eliminates the Dark under Eye Circles
Unfortunately, there is no external factor that will eliminate the dark under-eye circles. These circles result due to allergies, lack of sleep, hormones, medications, and aging. The eye cream only makes the skin under the eye tighter but does not change its color.
Coconut and Shea Butter Are Good Facial Moisturizers
While both ingredients are classified as superb moisturizers, people should not use them directly on the face. They have large molecules and can cause facial pores to expand. You should ensure that you check the ingredients of your products so that you do not use them on your face. However, you can moisturize your face with plant-based oils like argan oil, marula oil, or camellia oil.
The Right Skin Care Products Will Heal All Your Skin Problems
Using skin care products alone will not cure all your problems. You should combine skincare products with proper lifestyle practices such as a balanced diet, daily exercise, avoiding sugar, drinking plenty of water, taking fruits and having enough sleep.
All Preservatives Are Bad
Preservatives are essential for any skincare product. They inhibit the formation and growth of bacteria, algae, fungi, yeast, and molds. However, not all preservatives are created helpful since some such as parabens have harmful health side effects. Therefore, you should ensure that you read the product label before purchasing products.