Here at Pure Beauty, we love nothing more than giving advice to our clients to help guide them with their skin routines and issues, and we try to stick rigidly to FACTS. The problem is, there’s so many skin myths out there than many people just don’t know the fact from the fiction, so we thought we’d give you five myths we hear really often to help to debunk them once and for all.
If Your Mum Has Good Skin, You Will Too
We hear SO many women in their thirties who say “I don’t need anti-ageing products as my Mum has fabulous skin”. While genetics does play a role in defining how your skin will age, there are SO many other factors, like whether you smoke, what your diet is like, how much time you’ve spent in the sun, that it’s almost pointless looking at your Mum as a measure of how you’ll age.
Oily Skin Ages Slower
Because there’s so much emphasis put on the fact that dehydrated skin shows the signs of ageing, there’s a common myth that naturally oily skin looks younger for longer. This is simply not the case, and many people with sebum overproduction actually usually suffer from underlying dryness anyway.
If I Drink Lots of Water, My Skin Will Be Perfect
The whole “8 glasses of water a day” thing gets a lot of mileage, and while there’s no denying that adequate hydration is important for the whole body, it’s only a fraction of what you need to care for your skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day will help but it certainly doesn’t replace a proper skincare routine.
The More Steps My Skincare Routine Has, The Better My Skin Will Look
For some people, adding serums, night creams, tonics, oils, micellar waters and all sorts of other things into your routine will probably make you look a million dollars. However, for some of us it is possible to keep it simple with a daily cleanse, tone, moisturise. The key to a good skincare routine is not having the most steps, but finding what works FOR YOU.
My Skin is Only Clean if There’s No Oil At All
We’ve all felt that literal squeaky clean feeling when we wash with soap and we’re all programmed to think that this is peak cleanliness. Actually, this is what happens when the natural, healthy, oils in your skin are totally stripped away, leaving skin open to dryness. Your skin needs its own natural oils to act as a barrier and hydration, so washing your face until it’s totally oil free is actually not such a good thing. A good cleanser will balance your skin, not strip it.