While your family and friends or social media posts might swear by certain products or routines, there are a ton of skincare myths that can be completely misleading. Beware: they can do your skin more bad than good.
The journey to clear and glowing skin can be a treacherous one. So as part of our compilation of beauty tips in the Philippines, we did the legwork to debunk all the most popular skincare myths (you’re welcome!). Below are some of the worst skincare advice that should never make its way into your routine.
Skincare Myth #1: You Only Need To Wear Sunscreen When Going To The Beach
According to skin cancer experts, your skin can get burned all-year-round. This is because the intensity of harmful UV rays fluctuates from the depleted ozone layer. No matter the weather, UV rays can penetrate the skin and cause sunburn, blistering, dark spots, skin aging, and in worst cases, skin cancer.
Consider this a reminder to wear sunscreen throughout the 365 days of the year, even when you’re not at the beach and spending your whole day indoors. The rule of thumb in skincare is to apply sunscreen as the last step. It should be done before applying makeup as well.
Choose one that’s formulated with a broad-spectrum to protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays like the Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50 from Neutrogena. It is formulated with Helioplex™ Technology to ensure the sun protection doesn’t break down, effectively blocking both UVA and UVB rays. Plus, the Dry-Touch Technology keeps your skin shine-free and free from clogging. clog-free.
Skincare Myth #2: It’s Okay To Sleep While Wearing Makeup Every Now And Then
After a long day studying for tests or getting piles of work done, the last thing you’d want to do is drag yourself to clean your face full of makeup. The struggle is real, and you’d probably just snooze because you’re dead tired. However, it is never okay to sleep while wearing makeup!
When you sleep with your makeup on, residues like dirt and oil can break down your skin, clog your pores, and cause breakouts. Additionally, a thick foundation can produce blackheads if not removed. Sleeping with makeup on will also cause accelerated skin aging and inflame active pimples even more.
The good news is, you can make things easier by using a no-rinse makeup remover like the Blk Cosmetics Collagen + Vitamin E Makeup Removing Wipes. These wipes are life-changing! At the end of a long and tiring day, all you have to do is take one towelette and wipe it over your face and neck. To remove eye makeup, press gently over the eye area and wait a few seconds before wiping away.
Plus, these wipes are soaked in a delicate alcohol-free formula. It can sweep away makeup and remove dirt all while soothing and pampering your skin.
You can also try the Tony Moly Chok Chok Green Tea Cleansing Water! If you have sensitive skin, this makeup remover is perfect for you. It is infused with 10,000 ppm of Tony Moly’s specially fermented green tea and antioxidant-rich cleansing water.
Keep the handy bottle and some cotton pads by your bedside and you won’t have to stand up in the middle of the night just to take your makeup off.
Both of these makeup removers are available at Watsons for delivery!
Skincare Myth #3: You Don’t Have To Put Moisturizer If You Have Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, it wouldn’t make sense to use a moisturizer, right? Think again. Factors such as UV rays, pollution, and excessive cleansing can damage your skin’s moisture barrier, stripping natural oils. Unless you replace the lost moisture, your skin will be more vulnerable to infections.
All skin types need to be using some kind of moisturizer. The difference will only depend on the type and amount of moisturizer the skin needs. For those with oily skin, a lightweight moisturizer is advised versus heavy cream. Opt for one like the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, which has oil-free hydration. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid to retain the skin’s natural moisture.
Skincare Myth #4: The More You Exfoliate, The Better
Yes, exfoliating does benefit the skin which includes removing dead skin cells and preventing clogged pores. However, if you overdo exfoliating, it strips the skin of its natural oils and makes your skin susceptible to infections, clogged pores, and unwanted wrinkles. Exfoliating too hard will also inflame the skin.
Just like how all skincare routines must be, you must be gentle with exfoliating. The answer to how many times a week you should exfoliate is only two to three times a week. Pay attention to how your skin responds after you exfoliate as well. For those who have oily skin, chemical exfoliators work their magic deeper into the skin and are more effective in removing sebum and debris buildup. Give the COSRx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner a try! Formulated with AHA, BHA, and purifying botanical ingredients, this exfoliating chemical toner works to clean, soothe, soften, and nourish depleted skin.
Get your skin glowing as early as today! COSRx is available in The SM Store. Have it delivered right to your doorstep by calling the SM Store Call To Deliver hotline or order via Viber or FB messenger.
In this article, we have debunked four of the top skincare myths! The journey to beautiful skin can be difficult, but combatting skin care-related problems is all a matter of becoming an educated buyer. For more beauty tips in the Philippines, click here to check other holy-grail blogs you shouldn’t miss out on!
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