The relation between women and moisturisers has been going strong for generations.
Undoubtedly, moisturiser is a critical part of a healthy skin routine, however, there are a few tales going around which advise you to avoid moisturiser completely.
But, lovelies, let that not bother you. The moisturiser has always been an integral part of our daily skin regime, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.
Here we are all-set to bust a few popular moisturizer myths for you.
Let’s get started.
- Myth 1: All creams are same
If you feel that all creams are same, you might need to reconsider your views. It is true that all moisturisers contain water and other ingredients in a certain proportion. However, the basic difference lies in the proportion of the ingredients used.
Thus, there is nothing like one fit standard solution. A moisturizer might work wonders for dry skin and can be a complete disaster for the oily skin.
This is why it is highly recommended to choose a moisturizer which is in line with your skin type and skin needs.
- Myth 2: Your skin gets addicted to moisturizer
Our skin tends to lose its moisture quite quickly than you might think. It gets dehydrated due to harsher climates, air conditioning systems at our homes, water exposure and genetics.
Since you overall cannot escape these unavoidable factors, it is essential to keep your skin moisturized with the help of a moisturizer on a daily basis.
Thus, it is wrong to conclude that our skin gets addicted to moisturiser, instead, moisturiser helps our skin to stay hydrated.
- Myth 3: People with oily skin should avoid moisturiser completely
No, you should not avoid the moisturiser completely, but be careful while choosing a moisturiser. Choose a moisturiser which doesn’t add oil to your skin but just hydrates it enough.
You should investigate the ingredients present in your moisturiser for best results. Essentially look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid which keep your skin hydrated without making it look oily.
- Myth 4: You don’t need sunscreen if your moisturiser has sufficient SPF
Well, this depends.
In winters, a moisturiser with enough SPF might work, but in summers, and especially when you are visiting warm places like the Caribbean, you should always apply a high quality sunscreen for full proof UVA protection.
- Myth 5: You should always apply moisturiser to a dry skin
This again is a myth. Your skin absorbs the moisture best when it is slightly damped. Thus, make it a point to apply the moisturiser once you have taken bath and within 3 minutes of patting your body dry with a towel.
Otherwise, you won’t be able to lock in the moisture of the skin.
We hope that this article would have cleared a lot of myths we often hear and there. So, stay confident and slay with your beautiful skin!