Skincare Myths: Debunked!

With so much competing information out there about the ‘dos’ and don’ts of skincare, lots of people get confused – which can lead you to make the wrong decisions for your skin. We’re here to help you get to the bottom of the mystery. Check out Luminositie skincare for more information.
It’s easy to be swept up by skincare myths and rumors, but hopefully this will help debunk some common misconceptions.

Oils are bad for oily skin


People with oily skin, especially if they’re prone to acne, often think that using oils or moisturizers will make it worse. This is absolutely true for some products; petroleum-based mineral oils are a complete no-no, for example – but using products made from natural oils can actually help balance the skin and reduce the risk of breakouts. Think of it this way – oily skin is overproducing oil, in an attempt to keep itself lubricated and protected. Adding an oil to your skin care routine can stop your skin from overproducing its natural oils, balancing out overall oil levels.

Skin is only clean if it feels tight…right?

Wrong! While for many years people have used their skin feeling tight as an indicator that it’s completely clean, that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. It’s actually correct that tight skin is completely, 100%, clean – but that also means it is completely stripped of all the natural oils and moisture it needs. This can lead to the skin becoming dehydrated and prone to breakouts and damage – it is our skin’s natural oil that protects it. Use a gentler cleanser that cleans the skin effectively without depleting its moisture.

Skincare serums are pointless. Or are they?


Serums are often given a bad rap, as people believe their light, water-like consistency means there’s no way they can be doing anything. However, this is simply untrue; the light texture of a serum allows it to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, even deeper than thicker lotions and creams that protect the surface levels. This penetrative quality means that serums are great for a whole range of skin concerns, calming redness, hydrating, calming breakouts, purifying and even reducing signs of aging. Use the right serum consistently and we promise you’ll see results.

Makeup will make you break out

This one isn’t 100% untrue, but it’s not completely true either. Many makeup products contain ingredients such as mineral oils, corn starch, or talc – these can clog the pores and irritate the skin, causing breakouts. However, makeup products that are made from natural ingredients can have the opposite effect; completely free of these irritant ingredients, it can actually help reduce skin inflammation and reduce acne. This is because many natural mineral makeup products contain zinc, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It’s a sunblock, too!

No matter what makeup or skin care product you use, if you have a specific sensitivity to a common ingredient it’s always worth reading the label before trying a new product just to be sure.