Rumours are spreading and misconceptions are being shared about skincare. With all the products available and advice being doled out, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and, frankly, confused about what’s best for our skin. In this post, I shared the most common myths they hear and debunked them with actual truths. Read on to see which mistakes you have been guilty of and what you should be doing instead.
Myth #1: Popping pimples will get rid of acne.
If you’re a fan of Dr. Sandra Lee, better known as Dr. Pimple Popper, like me, then you may be strongly tempted to get rid of your pimples by popping them. Don’t. Its one of the worse things you can do to your skin. This results in more inflammation, causes your pimples to spread and could potentially leave you with facial scarring. You could also be introducing your skin to new bacteria. Even after washing your hands you still run the risk of spreading bacteria from your fingers onto your face.
If, however, you really want to pop your zits, then you need to either visit a professional… like Dr. Sandra Lee.. LOL. And once you are done with your zit extraction, do not forget to tone up with THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Clarifying Toner to combat with sebum.
Myth #2: Drinking Water Will Hydrate Dry Skin
There are many good reasons to drink water: It’s refreshing, and it helps your brain function, maintains energy levels, regulates body temperature, aids in digestion, and ultimately keeps your body healthy.
Unfortunately, humans aren’t like plants. Our skin doesn’t perk up when we consume water. In fact, water doesn’t go straight to the skin upon ingestion, it goes through the intestines, gets absorbed into your bloodstream, and is filtered by kidneys. Then it hydrates cells. So, when it comes to moisturising skin, drinking water falls short. Instead, you should incorporate THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Moisturiser and Ato Salt Cream to ensure your skin gets the hydration it deserves!
Myth #3: Tanning Cures Acne
It is no secret that UV light makes acne better, but we better know UV light as the main cause of skin cancers. So while you might not be concerned about skin cancers when you are young and want your acne gone, you may suffer the aftermaths of getting that tan, like undergoing procedures to remove skin cancers
Myth #4: Toothpaste and Acne
Toothpaste is often thought of as an inexpensive spot treatment for blemishes, but this is one home remedy you don’t want to try. Here’s the biggest reason to forgo the toothpaste on your pimple—besides being unlikely to really work, toothpaste will probably irritate your skin. Toothpaste wasn’t meant to be applied to the skin, especially the delicate skin on the face. Using toothpaste on an already inflamed pimple can cause more redness and irritation.
If you’re looking for a way to make a monstrous blemish heal quickly, try looking for a facial product that contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or sulphur which can be found in THEFACESHOP Dr. Belmeur Bubble Foam Cleanser that contains 80% natural derived ingredients as well as salicylic acid!
There are many ‘keys’ to healthy skin. And there are many expert opinions about the “right” way to achieve clear, healthy, beautiful skin. I was born with combination skin, leaning towards dry and sensitive. This simply means I have to take extra caution when selecting a skincare range.
And while most skincare products make claims of hydration, none deliver quite like the latest brand curation, Dr. Belmeur by THEFACESHOP. Dr. Belmeur simply comes from the word “Dr.” meaning skincare expert and Belmeur carries the meaning of “Belle” (beautiful) and “Humeur” (mood). In keeping with the name, Dr. Belmeur strives to help you achieve a healthy, youthful, and beautiful skin with products made with pure ingredients. They have recently launched 2 lines namely, “CLARIFYING” which aims to aid in sebum care, oil and moisture balance, and the “DAILY REPAIR” line which solves problems with dry and sensitive skin. Check out some of the products and their benefits below!