Many of us have fallen victims to some skincare myths that made us think will help our skin glow better. However, what they probably did was make us follow the wrong procedures that ultimately harmed our skin. Well, the stakes are even higher when summer rolls around. It is a time when everyone becomes conscious of skincare routines.
From acne myths to retinoids and SPFs, we are here to bust some common skincare myths so that we clear up the confusing rumors once and for all.
Myth 1: The higher the SPF number, the better
Fact: There is one thing that you must know about SPFs. According to experts, SPF 15 is known to block around 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 is known to block around 97%. The increase in protection (SPF 50, 75, 100, etc.) is negligible for any number above 30 years of age. Experts are also of the opinion that SPF provides protection only from UVB rays and not the UVA rays.
Myth 2: Coconut oil is the best natural moisturizer
Fact: Coconut oil becomes solid at room temperature. So, it is a complete no-no when it comes to using the oil on acne-prone skin. Moreover, this oil is highly comedogenic and hence, clogs pores. There are plenty of natural oils that can be used instead of coconut oil to moisturize your skin without damaging it.
Myth 3: Misting the face keeps it hydrated
Fact: Misting the face with water actually causes more dehydration. As shocking as it sounds, using water on the face pulls the surface moisture, and the skin’s surface ends up getting dehydrated. It also leads to clogged pores, because of which you cannot blend your makeup properly.
Myth 4: Coffee scrubs are good for summer
Fact: Coffee is known to be an abrasive agent. As a result of this, experts recommend using it only as a body scrub. It greatly influences the level of metabolism and helps stimulate blood circulation. It also helps fight body cellulite.
Myth 5: One needs to overhaul skin products once the season changes
Fact: Experts are of the opinion that if anyone is using the right products for their skin type, they generally will not need to switch up the original products too much. Although in the summer, they may need to switch to a lighter moisturizer. They further recommend using an oil-free moisturizer which is great for normal to oily skin types. It is because elements like Sodium Hyaluronate and Glycerin hydrate the skin and attract moisture. On the other hand, Squalane and Vitamin E elements soothe and improve the skin’s elasticity.Here are the myths that we have busted regarding skincare routines. So, are you skin-ready for this summer? If not, you can start your fresh routine right here.