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5 myths vs facts about skincare! Are you doing it the right way?

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Everyone wants good, subtle looking skin and obviously skincare should be everyone’s priority. Good skincare can prevent acne, wrinkles. But the main question arises here is does everyone know their skin type and hence does not receive treatment accordingly.

We bet 70% of the people still don’t know their skin type and uses wrong products in their lifetime which can cause some major problems and the cherry on the top are the myths that people blindly follow without knowing or researching about the actual facts.

In this article we will definitely bust some myths and facts about skincare.

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Myth #1: You will age faster or your skin will have problems if you wear makeup regularly


This statement is not true and is a myth, as long as the person who wears makeup doesn’t remove makeup properly and don’t follow a consistent skincare routine.

It is always recommended to wash and cleanse the face very properly after applying makeup and before going to bed. If not done so, it can lead the dirt, oils and toxins in the face to cause ageing or acne problems.

Makeup is to just enhance the texture of the skin, it doesn’t cause ageing. Not taking proper care of skin can cause problems. So skincare is very much important and should be in checklist every day

Myth #2: The harder you scrub or exfoliate, the better it gets on your skin


No! Never! This statement and the myth is a big no for skincare. Our skin is very gentle and so one has to be very gentle with their skin. Scrubbing too hard or too often can cause skin irritation and damage the skin cells.

It is always advised to scrub the face only once or twice a week, not more than that with gentle soft hands and not just rubbing and damaging. Less is definitely more when it comes to exfoliation.

Too much exfoliation can make the skin more susceptible to infections, clogged pores and unwanted wrinkles in future.

Myth #3: You don’t need to moisturize if you have oily skin


When a person cleanses the skin, it generally strips off the natural oil from the skin. No matter what the skin type is, it is always advised and suggested to moisturize the skin, using some good and balanced moisturizer.

However, the kind of moisturizer varies from skin to skin and oily prone skin people are advised to use moisturizer according to their skin types and preference. So the statement about the oily skin is a complete myth and every skin type needs proper care and attention.

Myth #4: When you wash your face with hot water, it will open up the pores for better skin


False! In fact hot water is very bad for the skin as it may cause skin irritation. Yes, steaming can open up the pores and that too if done with proper guidance, but hot water on face is a big no as it can damage the skin by stripping off its natural, protective barrier and drying it out, making it flaky.

Some experts also say that hot water can cause the onset of wrinkles early in life. One should be very careful before applying anything on the skin.

Myth #5: Toothpaste can help to get rid of pimples


One should be very much careful what is applied on their skin. When it comes to toothpaste, it is not meant to be used for skin or to treat acne or pimples.

Toothpaste contains very much active chemicals, which is not at all recommended to be used on skin, no matter what. Using toothpaste on a pimple can have major effects as it can cause bleeding, busting, irritation or burning sensation.

Pimples are very much natural and should be treated with utmost care and should be given the time to heal.

Your skin is more delicate than what you think it to be. One should have a proper skincare routine and should be careful of what they are applying on their skin.

Instead of believing in the myths that are very much famous, it is the duty of everyone to first check the facts and do a proper research on their skin type. One single mistake can lead to skin damaging, so it is very much recommended to take proper care of their skin and follow a religious skincare routine.

Visual by: Kunal Kaustav Duwarah

Article by Plabita Chakraborty, The North-Eastern Chronicle

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