We’ve pointed out several times that some our favorite advice about taking care of your skin is common sense advice, the sort of thing you can accomplish easily just by making slight adjustments to your daily routine. But what about advice that seems common sense, but is actually total bunk? We wouldn’t want you to be altering the way you take care of your skin based on faulty advice, after all! Taryn Davies of Female First in the UK just wrote a great little article that breaks wide open some of the most irritatingly pervasive myths about skin care. Take a look at the first three below!
To prevent damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you suffer with oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturizer with an SPF built-in.
Skincare myth 2: To prevent blemishes you should completely strip away the oil from the skin
While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots.
Skincare myth 3: I should exfoliate regularly to ensure my skin stays clear
Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of essentials oils and spread bacteria. Instead of a daily scrub opt for a much gentler exfoliant to keep your skin in tip-top condition – such as in the form of a toner like Clarins or Alpha H Liquid Gold.