Common Skincare Myths to Be Debunked

Some of the information is factual and some of it is false. Here are some common skin myths and misconceptions that are far away from the truth.

A product with SPF 30 offers twice as much protection as an SPF 15

SPF of 15 blocks only about 93% of UVB light, and SPF of 30 filters out 97% and those any higher don’t proffer much more benefit. Any sunscreen will be effective only if it’s reapplied at least every two hours. Always use sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, which blocks both UVB and UVA rays.

Any Sunscreen Have the Same Amount of Effect

Makeup with built-in SPF is as effective as sunscreen

Relying on makeup with built-in SPF for sun protection is a big no-no. It would take almost 14 times the normal amount of powder used and seven times the normal amount of foundation used to get the desired amount of SPF.

Toners dry out skin

It’s not all true that toners aren’t good for skin as they dry out skin. Toners that contain SD Alcohol 40 are extremely drying to the skin but toners that are alcohol-free will not harm the skin. Using a toner is a crucial step in a good skin care regimen. Toners remove cleanser residue, tap water’s chlorine and makes your skin healthier and more hydrated.

Oily skin doesn’t require moisturizer

This belief is not at all true. People having oily skin types should avoid using heavy and greasy oil-based moisturizers. Instead they should use water-based moisturizers that keeps skin cells healthy and put off dead skin cell build-up.

Scrubbing your face keeps pimples at bay

Harsh Face Scrubbing

Sorry to say but harsh scrubbing dries out skin, which spurs extra oil production and more breakouts. More scrubbing means more pimples. Pimples actually occur due to oil overproduction, dead skin cells and bacterial growth. Exfoliating your skin once a week is enough but if have got active acne avoid scrubbing as it might spread bacteria to the rest of your face.

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