With so many misconceptions surrounding skincare, how can you possibly tell what’s best for your complexion, particularly if you suffer from blemish-prone skin?!
The question is what tips do you follow?
With the help from skincare experts at Proactiv we’ve busted six easy-to-fall for skin myths and get you closer to the healthy, glowing complexion you’ve always wanted.
Skincare myth 1: Wearing sunscreen daily is too heavy for my oily complexion
To prevent damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you suffer with oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturiser with an SPF built in.
Skincare myth 2: To prevent blemishes you should completely strip away the oil from the skin
While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots.
Skincare myth 3: I should exfoliate regularly to ensure my skin stays clear
Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of essentials oils and spread bacteria. Instead of a daily scrub opt for a much gentler exfoliant to keep your skin in tip top condition – such as in the form of a toner like Clarins or Alpha H Liquid Gold.
Skincare myth 4: You shouldn’t use moisturiser on oily skin
Blemish-prone skin needs hydration too. In fact, drying out oily skin sends a signal to your body to produce even more oil; a nightmare for those who already suffer with problem skin.
Skincare myth 5: The only thing that will cure my eyes bags and dark circles is more sleep
Allergies, swollen veins beneath the skin’s surface or a diet high in salt may also be the cause of bags under your eyes.
Skincare myth 6: The best way to get rid of blackheads and spots is by squeezing them
Pulling and pressing on the skin can lead to further infection and even scarring. As well as this, after extractions, pores will fill back up with oil. Ensuring your complexion is always kept clean, fresh and free from everyday grime is enough to unclog pores.