5 Major Skincare Myths Debunked

As we journey through life, we may have at one time or the other stumbled on certain myths about skincare, some of which we may have held very dear and even passed on to others without any scientific proof.

While no one is going to blame you for believing some of these myths because most of us either saw these in movies or heard a friend or colleague come up with some ridiculous “skincare truths”. We thought it was only fair to help you discover the “real” truth and as they “set you free”.

At the end of this article, we want you tell us in the comment section what myth you believed and held unto for so long that you later discovered was false.

So here we go.

 

  1. Skincare Myth #1: Drinking extra water will make your skin look better

I cannot count the number of articles I have read online that seem to opine that drinking lots of water can make your skin appear sparkling. If like me, you have been fed with such myths, and have even gone ahead to practice it. Then, I am sorry you were being fed with unfounded lies. Nobody can dispute the overall benefit of drinking the right amount of water and its attendant effect on your health. But there is yet to be any scientific proof that drinking extra water goes straight to your skin to help improve your skin’s hydration.

  1. Skincare Myth #2: The order in which you use your skin-care products doesn't matter

The order you apply your skincare products matters. That I can tell you authoritatively. Not following the right order can lead to the following: the products may not penetrate, they may become less effective, and end up causing harm to your skin. Most dermatologist, usually advise that you apply your products from the thinnest to thickest and that those with active ingredients should go first. Sticking to order when applying skincare products matters and should be strictly adhered to.

  1. Skincare Myth #3: Skincare Products Lose Their Effectiveness Because Your Skin Becomes Used To Them

Depending on the time spent using a particular product, drawing quick conclusions may not be advisable.

After you begin applying a product, if you notice that the skin condition is disappearing, know that what has happened is that the product has done its job. But if overtime you notice that the condition has improved but no further improvement is being noticed, then it may be that the ingredients or your body have gotten to its limits.

The skin doesn’t necessarily get used to anything. When a product becomes less effective, it simply means the product has done all it can and it’s time to try something new.

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  1. Skincare Myth #4: A Good Skincare Product Will Produce Results Immediately

 Whenever we get new products, most of us can easily get carried away and in fact wish that the skin condition gets cleared almost immediately.

I have met people who start applying a product in the morning and by evening they are checking their mirror to see if the condition has disappeared.

While it is only natural to feel that way, we must understand that most changes when dealing with skin conditions will naturally take a while.

Sometimes, a few weeks or even some months in some other cases. This is because our skin experiences a natural cycle of renewal called desquamation. It is the process of removing dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones. It usually takes place within 21 to 28 days or even more.

So, it helps to understand that the effects of that skincare product may not be visible until at least one of those cycles passes and a new one begins. 

 

  1. Skincare Myth #5: You need to use a lot of skin-care products to get good skin

Just like most things in life, it is believed that when one has not been able to identify the right product for their skin, the journey to finding the right product can involve a lot of experimentation.

Also, like most people have come to discover, this trial and error can end up sometimes to be very costly. Everyday there seems to be one new product or another released into the market and this proliferation of the industry with products has made deciding on what to use to care for the skin harder for most people.

Experts around the world have continued to advise that you do not need a lot of products to have a good skin, you only need the right products.

Your skin deserves nontoxic substances to influence it the right way to help it glow. Sustaining that glow also requires consistency in the use of products that are proven not to cause harm to your skin.

Ebony & Ivory Organics products contain at least 95% non-toxic, natural ingredients derived from plants and mineral sources. All ingredients are ECOCERT. In addition, the products are made by hand in small batches, for that artisan effect that makes each product unique.