If you are someone who looks after her skin and takes all the protective measures to save your skin, you can tell that skincare is very complicated today. Think about it. Social media influencers sharing ‘weird tricks and skin hacks’ and commercials on TV offering ‘magical winds’ that whisk away all the skin issues “once and for all.” With all that, it comes down to point that skincare is not a simple thing. It is, rather, a complex procedure today. However, if we deep dive into the real essence of skincare, it is pretty straightforward. It is the influencers, commercials, and beauty products that have made the process look complicated.
With that said, rumors and myths are obviously bound to happen. For example, a so-called social media influencer, who shares skin hacks or beauty product shortcuts, knows absolutely nothing about skincare. Why? Because he or she is not a board-certified dermatologist.
With the exception of a few, almost all of the social media influencers are fake and all they share as “Content” are fake. The same is true with TV commercials. An advertisement that eulogizes a beauty product is far away from reality. The actual product and the one shown in the ad are holistically different.
That is why, if you are a skincare enthusiast, you need to be careful of these skincare myths and you have to be aware of the so-called influencers. Listed below are 4 skincare myths that are “Absolutely Wrong:”
You Do Not Need A Moisturizer if You Already Have An Oily Skin
This tops the list because it is the commonest one. The myth goes that if you have an oily skin already, you need to moisturize your skin. The so-called logic behind this myth is that a moisturizer is used to make the skin oily. If the skin is oily already, why use it?
“Well, you definitely need a moisturizer regardless of the stature of your skin,” says a California-based dermatologist Annie Chiu. She goes on to argue that deep inside the skin there are holes for oil and gland to come out. To keep them afresh and lively, you need to moisturize your face at least once a day.
2. The Meaning of “Dermatologist-Tested” On Beauty Products is the Dermatologist Recommends Them
Squishy marketing has always been the history of cosmetics and beauty products. This “Dermatologist-Tested” label on beauty products is one of those marketing techniques. The myth says that if a beauty cream has a label of “Dermatologist-Tested” on it, it means the dermatologist recommends this product.
“That is not true,” says Tina Ashler, who is a Washington-based dermatologist. She proceeds further by saying, “This mark means a dermatologist has ONLY reviewed the product. It doesn’t mean she likes and recommends it to others.”
3. You are Allergic if Your Skin Rashes
Skin rash has multiple reasons. For example, a skin rash may occur due to infection, direct sunlight, eczema, or psoriasis. This myth negates all these and says if your skin rashes, you are prone to allergy – which is absolutely wrong.
4. Rubbing Vitamin on the Face Cures Scars
It is in fact the other way round. Rubbing an abundant amount of vitamin E may make your skin irritating and scratchy.