Unveiling Skincare Myths

There are oh so many skincare myths out there that make even the best of us doubt the scientific facts. We’ve listed some of the most popular myths & fact checked them for you so that you don’t have to!

Myth

Myth:

If my skincare products doesn’t show signs of irritation on my skin that means it’s good

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Inflammation & damage can be happening below the visible skin barrier. Try researching your ingredients/products before using to avoid a mishap

Myth

Myth:

Applying products to your face in an upwards motion will reduce wrinkles & saggy skin

Myth

Fact

Fact:

You can’t rub a wrinkle into your face, the skin doesn’t have the ability to recognize whether you are rubbing the collagen & elastin fibers up or down. It is best to do so in a super firm application in any direction rather than pulling on the skin upwards or downwards

Myth

Myth:

Steam or warm water opens pores while cold water & toner closes them

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Untrue! Pores don’t have involuntary muscles so they do not open & close. Sebum is a wax-like consistency so warmth melts the oil in the pores & coldness solidifies it

Myth

Myth:

Washing your face in the shower is bad

Myth

Fact

Fact:

If you follow certain rules like no hot water & products that are appropriate for your skin, the place is not important

Myth

Myth:

Layering multiple products with SPF provides more protection

Myth

Fact

Fact:

False, the higher the SPF number the higher you level of protection against harmful UV rays

Myth

Myth:

Since there is SPF in my makeup I don’t need to wear sunscreen

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Chances are you don’t apply nearly enough to adequately protect your skin

Myth

Myth:

Retinoids exfoliate the skin

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Retinoids are antioxidants not exfoliates

Myth

Myth:

Skin isn’t clean until it’s squeaky clean

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Tight feeling or squeaky clean skin after washing is a sign that your cleanser is too harsh for your skin

Myth

Myth:

Oily skin ages better than dry skin

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Aging skin, (particularly winkles) has more to do with collagen & elastic loss than oil production. Oily skin doesn’t age better than dry skin it just ages in a different way

Myth

Myth:

Chemical free beauty products

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Every single ingredient in you beauty products is a chemical

Myth

Myth:

It’s okay to mix sunscreen with moisturizer or foundation

Myth

Fact

Fact:

Mixing anything with sunscreen decreases the effectiveness

Let us know your questions/unveiled myths on info@omorfiacodes.com


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