If you are someone who cares about their skin and takes all protective measures to save your skin, you can see that skin care is very complicated these days. Think about it. Social media influencers are sharing “weird tricks and skin hacks” and TV commercials offering “magic winds” that will sweep away all skin issues “once and for all.” The bottom line in all of this is that skin care is no simple matter. Rather, it is now a complex process. However, if we dive deep into the true essence of skincare, it’s pretty simple. It’s the influencers, commercials, and beauty products that make the process seem complicated.
Rumors and myths are of course inevitable. For example, a so-called social media influencer who shares skin hacks or beauty product shortcuts knows absolutely nothing about skin care. Why? Because he or she is not a board-certified dermatologist.
With the exception of a select few, almost all social media influencers are fake, and everything they share as “content” is fake. The same applies to TV advertising. An advertisement promoting a beauty product is far from reality. The actual product and that shown in the ad are entirely different.
Therefore, if you are a skincare enthusiast, you need to beware of these skincare myths and be aware of so-called influencers. Below are 4 skincare myths that are “flat dead wrong”:
You don’t need a moisturizer if you already have oily skin
This is at the top of the list because it’s the most common. The myth goes that if you already have oily skin, you need to moisturize your skin. The so-called logic behind this myth is that a moisturizer is used to make the skin oily. If skin is already oily, why use?
“Well, you definitely need a moisturizer, no matter your skin type,” says California-based dermatologist Annie Chiu. She further argues that there are holes deep in the skin for oil and glands to come out. To keep them fresh and vibrant, you need to moisturize your face at least once a day.
2. The meaning of “dermatologist tested” on beauty products is that the dermatologist recommends them
Squishy marketing has always been the history of cosmetics and beauty products. That “dermatologist tested” label on beauty products is one of those marketing techniques. The myth goes that a beauty cream with the label “Dermatologically tested” means that the dermatologist recommends this product.
“That’s not true,” says Tina Ashler, a Washington-based dermatologist. She continues by saying: “This mark means that a dermatologist has ONLY reviewed the product. That doesn’t mean she likes it and recommends it to others.”
3. You are allergic if your rashes appear
Rash has several causes. For example, a rash can occur due to infection, direct sunlight, eczema, or psoriasis. This myth negates all of this and says that if your skin has rashes, you are prone to allergies — which is dead wrong.
4. Rubbing vitamin on face heals scars
It’s actually the other way around. Rubbing a large amount of vitamin E can irritate and scratch your skin.