Skincare Myths – Debunked
As the seasons change, our skin requirements do too. Every season comes along with its fair share of skin problems we need to worry about. But that doesn’t mean we will have to change our entire skin care routine. There definitely are some adjustments that need to be made in the colder months since everyone experiences dry dehydrated skin in winter, even those with oily skin. Before you undertake any changes, keep in mind these common skin care myths that can make the skincare transitions even more complicated.
1.Sunscreen is not needed when the skies are Grey
It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy or sunny, the sun’s UV rays are powerful enough to damage your skin. UVA and UVB rays of sun don’t change in the winter. They can still penetrate though the fog/smog layers to the skin and cause damage and marks. Using a sunscreen or integrating SPF in your daily products at least a SPF 30 will help keep your skin protected all year round.
2.Exfoliation increases dry patches-
You sure? Think again. When exposed to cold air outside, it’s no secret that your skin will be prone to dryness, flakiness and dehydration. Exfoliation in moderation helps slough off dead skin cells and promote a healthy glow. Exfoliating weekly will remove the dead cells and allow the moisturizer to be more effective. You can use mild exfoliants or DIY Exfoliants in Winter once a week
3.Using Toner in Winter makes your skin dry
Toner is the important part of skincare routine. It is believed the toner will further dry out the skin in winter. A toner helps by shrinking pores, removal residual dirt and maintains skin in a good shape. Still want to abandon it due to weather? You can use alcohol free toners and integrate them into your skin care routine
4.Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizers-
Winter can take toll on all skin types – even the oily ones. They tend to develop dry patches and lead to breakouts. The right moisturizer can replenish water to help protect your face and prevent breakouts. A light weight gel based moisturiser is the key for oily skin.
5.You don’t feel the thirst for water as much in winter
Hydrating your body, and importantly, your skin is not weather dependent. You might not feel as thirsty in winter and therefore, tend to forget to drink water. However, your body still requires hydration to perform optimally. Your skin dries out during winter and drinking water keeps it hydrated, glowing and supple. All the cells require water to function, so reducing your water intake is not a good idea.
6.No moisturizer if body is covered-
Covering your body with clothes is not enough to protect your skin from the elements. The extra hydration is required no matter what. To keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated, using a body lotion is a good idea has it traps the water content in.
So now that you are aware of these winter skincare myths, you are one step closer to a healthy skin this winter. Don’t fall for this myths, and follow your skincare religiously for a healthy glow.