Skincare Myths BUSTED!

Skin is in, and as time progresses beauty addicts and bloggers are learning more about our body's largest organ. There are so many myths and misconceptions, sometimes understanding what we should or shouldn't do to keep our skin looking and feeling good, can be a time-consuming task.

So we busted the top 4 myths, just for you.

Myth 1: If you have oily skin you shouldn’t moisturise

People with oily skin types also still need hydration!

Leaving out moisturiser, in an attempt to fight oily acne-prone skin, can actually do more harm than good. This confuses your skin, causing it to produce excess oil. This leads to clogged pores and, breakouts. The way to ensure your skin is hydrated, is to ensure you’re moisturising, day and night after cleansing your skin, with a lightweight moisturiser, like our Balancing Moisturizer and Vitamin C Serum which have been formulated for oily/acne prone skin types.  

Myth 2: Your pores open and close

NO!  Pores don’t open and close, but they can fluctuate in size. Pore size is be dependent on many things including genetics, where those with oilier skin may have the appearance of larger pores. Most pores on the face naturally tend to be quite small, and not easily detectable by the naked eye. Pores can become blocked with a buildup of oils or dead skin cells, which will give them an enlarged appearance. Gentle exfoliation can will to loosen remaining debris from your skin, with products such as the a Konjac Sponge which can be used 2-3 times a week.

Myth 3: Washing your face will keep it clean and acne-free

Cleansing is important to ensure your face is clean and prepped for your other skincare products; it's also important to know that over-cleansing or using harsh facial cleansers, can strip your skin of its natural oils and triggers you skin to produce more oils to protect itself, whih of course leads to more breakouts.

Double cleansing with Balancing Gel Cleanser or Hydrating Cream Cleanser can help to ensure any makeup, dirt, or environmental residue is free from the skin to minimise the formation of acne causing bacteria, by preserving the natural oils in your skin by gently cleansing with natural products. 

Myth 4: You don’t need to use skincare products unless you have wrinkles

One day you wake up with a forehead  full of wrinkles and think ‘time to start using anti-aging products’ or think it's a sign you now need to start moisturising.

Truth is, you are never too young to start using skincare, particularly a moisturiser. In fact, the best way to slow down the impact of aging on your skin is prevention, beforethe fine lines and wrinkles set in. Ensuring you’re properly cleansing your skin and removing makeup, keeping your skin hydrated with vitamin-rich ingredients, and using a daily SPF you can minimise the effect of aging, instead of waiting for any lines and wrinkles to start showing up. Your skin will thank you for it later!

Although there are so many do’s and don'ts to keep track of, sometimes just simply ensuring you’re using a consistent, natural skincare routine should keep you on the right track for a glowing.