3 Major Skincare Myths: Debunked
You’ve likely seen Instagram and Tiktok skincare trends floating around the internet, boosting countless skincare myths that promise glowing skin and foolproof results. Some are harmless enough, but others can cause short-term or long-term damage. We’re here to shine the Torch of Truth over the 3 biggest and most common skincare misconceptions, so you can make better well-informed decisions for healthier skin. Pens and notepads at the ready!
Myth #1: Pore strips will get rid of your blackheads
Pore strips: they’re oddly satisfying and weirdly addicting. One myth we constantly see is that these strips will help you achieve a clean, poreless nose. The pore strip’s adhesive works to pull out dead skin cells, sebaceous debris and blackheads from the nose. Unfortunately their effects are short-lived and pore strips won’t prevent future buildup in the pores.
Instead, incorporating a weekly exfoliating and deep cleansing step into your routine is much more effective in preventing blackhead growth and clogged pores. The bristled face of the GLOWDROP is the perfect tool to get right into those pores and get rid of any unwanted gunk - just up the cleansing intensity to your comfort on any blackhead prone areas!
Myth #2: Sunscreen only needs to be worn outdoors
It’s a no-brainer to apply your sunscreen when you know you’ll be outdoors (rain or shine!), but did you know it’s equally important to apply it even when staying indoors? The UVA rays that pass through glass windows can still affect your skin and cause sun damage; these are the rays responsible for premature skin aging and malignancy.
As a general rule of thumb, always remember to apply sunscreen as the last step of your skincare routine. You can follow the simple rule of using 2 fingers worth of SPF to ensure you’re getting sufficient protection. Click here to read more about what sunscreen suits your skin type.
Myth #3: Oily skin doesn’t get dry
If your skin leans towards the more oily side, the last thing you’d think of doing is adding more moisture to the skin. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin types still need hydration! It is actually the lack of hydration that causes these complexions to produce more oil and overcompensate for the deficiency.
In order to not overwhelm an oily complexion without compromising proper hydration, a more lightweight moisturiser - in the form of a gel-cream, gel or serum - can be opted for. An appropriate product will help combat excess sebum and keep the oiliness at bay.
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- Written by Hazel Leung for GLOWGEAR, Edited by Mia Samtani