The Truth Behind 7 Skincare Myths

The internet is a wealth of knowledge that can provide a ton of advice to make your life easier. However, there is a lot of information that is either inaccurate or just plain wrong. There is some “advice” that can actually be damaging to your skin and health. With the help of the Student Aestheticians and Licensed Aesthetician Educator Stephanie, we dove into 7 common skincare myths and learned what really works!


THE TRUTH: The purpose of a toner is no to cleanse but to balance the PH of your skin

after cleansing. Ideally, your PH should be between 4.5 and 5.5. When applying toner

use a cotton round, if there is residue or oil, dirt, or makeup you are not properly

cleansing your face or may need to try a new cleanser





THE TRUTH: It is said that all chemical peels visibly peel your face or can even be

felt peeling. There are three levels to peels: superficial, medium to deep, and deep.

The 2nd and 3rd levels are performed by physicians and they are the levels that

do cause visible peeling. The first level, Superficial, however, is the peels that show

no visible peeling. They are customized to address minor skin issues such as discoloration

acne, surface scarring, fine lines and sunspots and is the perfect option for someone who

has never had a peel before.



THE TRUTH: You DO need to moisturize if you have oily skin. Your skin will

produce excess sebum if you do not moisturize because it is making up for

the lack of hydration. A wonderful Moisturizer to try if you have oily skin is

Beyond Hydration by Bioelements.


THE TRUTH: It is said that you should only wear sunscreen when you are

outside. However, you should actually wear a Broad Spectrum SPF

year-round to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. You are being

exposed to these harmful rays in your car or a quick trip to the store. Wearing

SPF is a simple way to slow down the effects of aging on the skin.


THE TRUTH: Your cleanser is too harsh if your skin feels tight. Chances are that

you have taken away the oils and hydration your skin needs. You should

moisturize right after you wash your face. If your skin is still feeling dry, try using

exfoliators with acids, enzymes, scrubs and dry brushes. Lastly, you can use

an overnight hydrating mask to help add moisture to your face.


THE TRUTH: While rubbing alcohol seems like it would be a good choice when

disinfecting a pimple, don’t go reaching for it. Rubbing alcohol can actually make

acne worse because of adverse effects such as drying, flaking or peeling skin,

itchiness, and pain or discomfort. Using rubbing alcohol on the face can irritate

and dry the skin causing more severe breakouts and increasing the longevity of them.


 THE TRUTH: Despite the fact that makeup wipes tend to be commonplace

among people nowadays, the reality is that they are not the best option for those

wanting to take care of their skin. In fact, Makeup wipes do long term damage to

your skin as well as the environment. They destroy the acid mantle on your skin,

which is an important layer that keeps moisture in and junk out.






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