There are some myths about skincare that you could swear were passed down from your Mom’s mom and probably her mom before her. You just accept them as reality. Some have sprung up over time and have been driven home by beauty magazines. There’s no reason to believe a beauty ‘truth’ just because everyone else does, though. Here are a few we’ve picked out that deserve special attention.
Beauty Myth #1 - Drinking Water Helps Prevent Dry Skin.
Nope. Of course, drinking water does benefit your skin in the same way that it benefits the rest of your body, but if you have dry skin it’s going to take more than an expensive mineral water habit to moisturize your skin.
The main causes of dry skin are heat, hot and chilly air, and the number of oil-producing glands you have (and how much oil they produce). If your skin feels dry, moisturize and protect it with the correct products and exfoliate regularly so that they can penetrate better.
Beauty Myth #2 – You Must Spend More on Cleanser and Moisturizer.
This isn’t necessarily the case. If you must skimp on your skincare products, economize on your cleanser and buy a basic moisturizer but don’t ignore other specifically tailored skincare products with effective, proven medical-grade active ingredients.
Look for serums and other products containing retinol, antioxidants and pigment-treating ingredients as these are clinically proven to get you results.