Skincare Tips & Advice
Myths about skin
There are some wrong theories and misinformation about skin and skincare routine that should be clarified. These myths can be prejudicial for your skincare choice or habits. But do not worry, we are here to help and pass it on trustworthy information.
“Someone with oily skin shouldn’t use facial oil” – Myth
The skin naturally produces oil to moisturise its surface and to protect the skins barrier, but the less hydrated the skin is the more oil it will produce. The habits as over cleansing the skin or not moisturising at all, will also increase the oil production, all of this causing a reboot effect.
Facial oils are really efficient as an intense hydrating skincare product, suitable for a night-time regime, capable of deeply moisturising the skin complexion. Even if you have oily skin, facial skincare oils can be applied at night to guarantee the hydration, especially during winter, when all skin types suffer from dehydration.
“A good skincare routine only will prevent you from having acne” – Myth
Your skin doesn’t depend only to what you do to the surface to look healthy.
To have a skin free from acne it is important to combine a healthy diet, with low consumption of oily and fried foods; positive mental health, as stress causes breakouts besides other health issues and effects on the whole body; good skincare habits are really important, as maintaining regular care with the appropriate products for each skin type. The skin reflects when all these factors are balanced. Important to emphasise that if the acne level is chronicle, a doctor should be consulted.
“Oily skin needs to be cleaned even more regularly” – Myth
Another myth about oily skin. The cleansing stage of a skincare routine is really necessary but it shouldn’t be done more than twice a day, even if the skin is oily and over producing oil. If your skin is over producing oil it is probably a result of being unbalanced and dehydrated. In this case, it requires more hydration using a moisturiser with a lighter texture to guarantee proper absorption into the skin avoiding the greasy look and clogging pores.
“The same moisturiser for face and eye areas is enough” – Myth
The skin from the eye area is completely different in texture and sometimes even in type, than the rest of the face, as an example it is common to have oily skin on the face area and really dehydrated under the eyes. As the skin from the eye area is thinner and more delicate, it requires appropriate products with a rich formula but smaller molecules to penetrate, hydrate, plump and brighten the area under the eyes. The choice of the moisturiser for the face area will depend on the skin type and concerns.
“You should exfoliate daily” – Myth
The habit of exfoliating daily could tear the skins surface, creating scars. Exfoliation should never be over done, keeping it to two or three times per week maximum, enough to remove dead skin cells helping the skins natural regeneration, without causing any damage.