Four Skincare Myths Debunked

TOP 4 SKINCARE MYTHS

SKINCARE MYTH.

“If you have a darker skin tone, you don’t need to apply sunscreen.” 

Nope, nope, and nope. Repeat after ME: Everybody needs to wear sunscreen.

Here are some things you should know: 

There are two specific UV rays that you want to protect your skin from.

  • UVB rays burn your skin and UVA rays age your skin.
  • UVA rays are why we won’t stop bugging you to wear sunscreen every day, (AM Moisturizer), because it exists in rainy and cloudy weather, not just when the sun is out.
  • Most importantly, wearing SPF will help prevent skin cancer. Sun damage is one of those cases where “better safe, than sorry” cannot be more true.

 

Myth busted: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every single day, no matter your skin tone, to protect yourself and your skin from UVA and UVB rays. 

 

SKINCARE MYTH.

“Apple Cider Vinegar works as a toner for clearing up acne. “ 

This one’s less so a myth and more so something we just want to clarify for you.

ACV has a superior exfoliating property and a very potent antibacterial property, so it can potentially help with acne. However, we don’t recommend you use this daily since the overuse of antibacterial products can diminish or eliminate good bacteria that protects your skin. (NRL facial peel)

 

Myth busted: If you want to start using ACV on your skin, only use it once a week and always dilute it with water so that the pH is more skin-friendly.

 

SKINCARE MYTH.

“Everything you apply topically is going to be absorbed.”

This might be the mantra of a lot of organic skincare brands pushing you to use natural products instead of chemical or synthetic, but this is far from the truth. 

Let’s get into the nitty-gritty: there are three different layers in the skin. The first layer that we see on top of the skin is called the epidermis. The second is called the dermis (where collagen and hyaluronic acid gets produced) followed by the third layer which is the sub-cuE-taneous tissue (or hypodermis).   

The truth is that it’s a challenge for skincare products to even penetrate beyond the epidermis layer because while your skin barrier protects your skin from losing hydration, it also works to protect your skin from penetrating external substances. 

 

Myth busted: It’s VERY hard for most skincare products to get past the skin barrier, which is why the delivery system of products, and their ingredients is just as important, if not more important than the ingredients themselves when considering efficacy. Think about it like you're using the best dry shampoo in the world with a shower cap on if the product can’t get through the shower cap - what’s the point? 

 

SKINCARE MYTH.

“Your products will stop working once your skin gets used to them.” 

Myth bustedYour skin does not build up a tolerance to products. You might think this is happening if you’re using active ingredients like: (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and AHA) since they tend to deliver a dramatic result in a short period of time. But what’s happening is that if you’re using these ingredients for a long time, the effects just won’t seem as drastic since the major change occurs when you start using the products. 

 

Myth busted: You might think products with these ingredients stopped being effective but really, they’re still progressively working, it’s just not as instantaneous as it was when you first started using the product

 

 

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