Do you get confused about the ever-growing list of skincare tips? You know all those little skincare suggestions that you scroll over, screenshot — and eventually forget to look up.
While there is a lot of quality tips and suggestions on skincare available on social media today, there is also a lot of misinformation — and myths. Not only can this be frustrating and confusing, but also harmful to your skincare and health if you are manifesting the wrong routines. Let’s take a closer look as Odisea debunks some of the most common myths.
Myth #1 – Sunscreen Does Not Need to be Reapplied
This is an easy one. If you sweat or engage in any activities that wash or rub off the sunscreen — then you NEED to reapply it. Sunscreen reapplication is extremely crucial, regardless of whether it is a standard sunscreen or ‘once-a-day’ sunscreen. You can never have enough sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun.
Myth #2 – Exfoliating Daily is Good for Your Skin
You do not need to exfoliate every day to have glowing, healthy skin. Exfoliating gets rid of dull, dead skin cells — twice a week will do the trick. If you exfoliate too often, you may damage the skin barrier and strip your skin of moisture, which not only leave your skin oily skin — but harms it. Consider an exfoliator with and glycolic acid to give your skin a gentle cleanse. Try the Odisea CBD face mask once a week to compliment your exfoliation game.
Myth #3 – If You Have Sensitive Skin, Don’t Use a Retinoid
A retinoid is the technical term for Vitamin A-derived products, such as retinols and retinoic acids. In this case — it’s not what if you should use it, it’s how you use it. If you have sensitive skin, your regimen should be a low strength retinol which produces lower side effects and is less likely to aggravate your skin. You should use a retinoid every three days at first — and then work up to nightly applications.
Myth #4 – Don’t Use Retinoids Near the Eyes.
If you want to preserve your skin, why would you skip the skin around your eyes? Don’t be fooled by this myth. Since the skin around your eyes is thinner and more sensitive — apply a lower strength retinoid to this area. Just like the rest of the face, start off with a low strength retinol and use it every three days until you work your way up to a nightly routine.
Myth #5 – Acne is a Result of Not Washing Your face.
Surprisingly, this is a myth. You won’t get acne solely because you didn’t take the time to wash your face. Acne is a result of clogged pores, sebum, bacteria — and inflammation. While not washing your face daily is not a good skincare practice — it’s not main cause of acne.
Myth #6 – Open Your Pores with Hot Water and Close Pores with a Cool Rinse
You shouldn’t wash your face with hot water — in fact, cleaning with hot water can strip your face of necessary oils. Always wash your face with lukewarm water. And forget the cool rinse, it’s just a myth. Salicylic acid is the key as it penetrates deep inside your pores, removing all the junk that’s clogging them up.
Myth #7 – You Don’t Need to Moisturize if You Have Oily Skin
It’s a fact that most cleansers strip the natural oils from your skin, so you will need to restore that protective layer. No matter what your skin type, it is important to use a moisturizer to keep your skin balanced and nourished. Odisea CBD lotion pearls nourish and hydrate the skin.
Myth #8 – Scrub and Exfoliate Harder to Get Rid of Acne
No, No, No. It’s important to be gentle when treating your skin. Scrubbing too hard or too often will cause damage. Believe us, you won’t get instant satisfaction from scrubbing harder. In this case, less is more. Scrubbing too hard and too often can leave your skin vulnerable to infections, clogged pores that can lead to wrinkles.
Myth #9 – People with Dark Skin Don’t Need Sunscreen
Everyone, including those with dark skin should be wearing sunscreen. No one is immune to damage from the sun. Sunscreen should not only be used but reapplied — regardless of how light or dark your skin is.
Myth #10 – You Can Shrink Your Pores
The size of your pores is determined by genetics and linked to ethnicity. To reduce the appearance of pores, avoid products that can clog pores and use a product with retinol to firm the skin. You can also use laser-based skin treatments, used heat to firm the skin and build collagen and causes tightening of the skin to reduce the appearance of pores.
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