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Debunking Skincare Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction for Radiant Skin

By: Jakeyla Reed, DNP, APRN


Myth# 1. Wash Your Face as Often as You Can to Keep It Clean.

While it is essential to cleanse your skin regularly, washing your face more than twice a day might take away natural oils and cause discomfort. You may need to use a cleanser designed specifically for your skin type, but don't wash your face too frequently.

Myth# 2. More Exfoliation Means Better Skin.

Exfoliating too frequently might cause far more damage to your skin than you would anticipate. If you feel the need to deep cleanse your facial skin, you can use exfoliants that are safe to use at home once a week at most. You may also see a specialist regularly for a face cleansing process, which will be considerably safer for you.

Myth# 3. Wearing Makeup Causes Wrinkles.

Sun damage, smoking, heredity, and age are all factors that contribute to wrinkles. While wearing makeup will not create wrinkles because makeup products are now extremely well designed, and some of them even have hydrating properties, not removing your makeup before night might trigger breakouts and premature aging.

Myth# 4. No Need to Use SPF If It Is Cloudy.

Even on cloudy days, UV radiation may penetrate clouds and cause skin damage. Regardless of the weather, use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.

Myth# 5. Don’t Moisturize Oily Skin.

Regardless of skin type, everyone should moisturize. Moisturizing keeps your skin hydrated and prevents it from becoming dry. But be cautious! Each skin type requires a particular type of moisturizer. To hydrate oily skin, for example, use a water-based or hyaluronic acid-based cream or gel.

There You Have It!

These are just a handful of the skincare myths you may have heard. To receive the best advice for your skin type, do your own research and schedule an appointment with your dermatologist. Now is the time to put your knowledge to use and create a skin care regimen that will help you maintain a healthy complexion.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.