5 skincare rules you should break
Growing up, you’ve probably received countless of (unsolicited) beauty tips and advice from your mother/sister/BFF. And with the advent of the Internet, you can now scour pages of beauty remedies on Google and watch a constant stream of skincare routines on YouTube, so much so you can self-proclaim to be a beauty expert.
However, some of these skincare rules you’ve been abiding by all these years might actually be doing you more harm than good. Read on to find out which are the 5 beauty rules that need to be broken ASAP! You can thank us later. 🙂
- There’s no need for sunscreen when indoors: If you’ve ever been told this, then you’ve definitely been misled. Good sunscreens protect you from both UVA and UVB rays, and not the sun directly. This means, if you skip sunscreen when indoors, you are not receiving the protection you need. In fact, lamps are a huge source of harmful UV rays too. So it is always important to load up on sunscreen, even if you think you don’t need it, or will only be out in the sun for just a few minutes.
- Avoid using oil-based products if you have oily skin: Avoiding oil-based products is a myth if you have oily skin. Oils are actually an important component of your skin, and offer your skin the nourishment it needs. Totally skipping oil-based products can lead to chronically dry skin, which then forces your skin to excrete more oil than necessary!
- Exfoliating more = cleaner skin: Exfoliating may be a good way to keep your skin fresh and unclog your pores. However, exfoliating too much may cause an adverse effect. Yes, you read that right! The thing about over-exfoliation is that it can strip your skin of its natural moisture, and cause sensitivity, redness and dryness. Keep to no more than twice a week exfoliation, and once at most if you already have dry skin.
- Blotting to get rid of excess oil: As mentioned above, oils are an important component of your skin, and blotting not only removes excess oil, but even the oils that are necessary to retain the moisture in your skin. Take our word, and use a piece of tissue to dab away any excess oil, and keep those blotting papers at bay. You not only save on blotting papers this way, but also save your skin from unnecessary stress!
- Neck care is not necessary: It’s easy to forget about the neck. Afterall, it is covered by your hair and can be hidden from public scrutiny. But do you know that your neck is one of the first areas where signs of ageing appear? If you’re the fuss-free type, just apply the products you use for your face onto your neck as well to keep it moisturised. Don’t forget the sunblock too!
If you’ve stuck to any of the above skincare rules over the years, maybe it’s high time you embrace the inner rebel in you and break these rules!
In good hands,