8 Common Skincare Myths You Probably Thought Were True

Dudes are usually ignorant when it comes to skin care and the truth of the matter is that they hardly pay any attention to how their skin is turning out to be or how it is reacting to different situations. Even if some of us do care about our skin, we hardly know the correct measures to care for it.

We generally tend to take some kind of “word of mouth” advice and go ahead with applying that advice on our skin which can be really harmful and can back fire. Each skin type is different and there needs to specific expert attention given to it. An advice given to you by your friend doesn’t necessarily go well with your skin. We suggest you stop believing in the myths you hear around and focus on the truth with these 8 common skincare tips.

Myth – Fairness Creams Will Make Your Skin Fairer

Common Skincare Myths You Probably Thought Were True
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Truth – Seriously? Did you actually get trapped in this big marketing gimmick? We thought so! Not only fairness creams send a bad social message, they also do not make you any fairer. These creams just remove pigmentation and even out the discoloured skin. If you go by our advice, we reckon you to not worry about the colour of your skin and be just as confident with it. Whiter is not necessarily better.

Myth – Higher The SPF In A Sunscreen, Higher Is The Sun Protection

Truth – There are three types of UV rays – UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA is the most harmful penetrating your skin deeply causing a tan. UVB rays cause normal sunburns and UVC rays get absorbed by the atmosphere meaning they do not reach the ground. The SPF on a sunscreen means the amount of protection it provides from UVB rays and most sunscreens just cover UVB rays and not UVA. Broad spectrum on a sunscreen means that it provides protection from both UVA and UVB. We suggest you go for a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 with one of the following chemicals – mexoryl, oxybenzone or avobenzone.

Myth – You Don’t Need Sunscreen On A Cloudy Day

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Truth – The sun rays do reach the earth surface even on a cloudy day. Do not get this wrong and apply your sun screen as you would usually on a sunny day because you always want to be protected.

Myth – Drinking Water Will Hydrate Your Skin

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Truth – You have heard it a zillion times that drinking a lot of water will keep your skin hydrated but it’s not totally correct. Drinking water is generally very healthy for our body but its co-relation with skin is untrue. Our skin is hydrated either by naturally producing oils or with the help of moisturizers and skin lotions. Now you know what to do if you want to care for your dry skin.

Myth – You Don’t Need To Moisturize Oil Skin Type

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Truth – If you have oily skin, you know what we exactly mean. Oily skin types, just like dry and combination, needs to be moisturized on a daily basis. If you tend to over wash or leave oily skin un-moisturized, they become too dry producing more sebum because of lack of moisture leading to breakouts in your skin.

Myth – Your Skin Is Less Irritable To Natural Remedies Than Chemical Ones

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Truth – Sure natural ingredients have a lot of benefits attached to them but using them on your skin can be dangerous for people with sensitive skins. While chemicals are treated in the labs under expert supervision to deal with our skin, natural products, because they are directly taken from plants react differently to different skin types.

Myth – Drinking Milk Makes Your Skin White

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Truth – While you have been told about this “ritual” since you were a kid and even now that drinking milk will make your skin white and smooth but this co-relation is not at all true. In fact, skin experts claim that humans shouldn’t drink animal milk after two years of birth i.e. infancy. We wonder what we have been taught all this while.

Myth – Scrubbing Removes Blackheads

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Truth – We usually become the experts ourselves and go on to give out advices like these which are absolutely untrue. Blackheads are rooted deep inside the pores of your skin which cannot be removed by scrubbing alone. We just tend to scrub out the outer layer of the blackhead which grows back again next to the blackhead you just removed. Next time, go to a skin expert to get your blackheads removed and not on your own.

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