With all the beauty blogs out there, it can be tricky to distinguish what's true and what’s not true about natural skincare. To get the most gorgeous skin of your life, isn't it better to be armed with more facts than fiction? Here are seven of the more common beauty myths you need to know about. Don't fall for these skin myths.
Myth 1: Your skin type depends on your age
Age is NOT a skin type, but it can change over time. Skin type is what you are born with. The four most common skin types are normal, oily, dry and combination. For example, you might have started with combination skin but when you turned 50 you might now have dry skin. Your skin type can change over time due to environmental factors, age, hormones, and other health-related issues.
When we age, we start losing collagen. Collagen is like the wonder glue that holds your body together. Would you believe we start “losing it” as early as our mid 20’s? The result; wrinkles, thin skin, sagging & loose skin.
LEARN MORE: When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Products?
Myth 2: Age spots: a fact of getting older
Age spots are called a variety of different names, including liver spots, dark spots, or sunspots. Age spots are very common for those older than 50, but younger people can get them too because of frequent exposure to the sun. So, though they're related to sunshine, age spots occur as your sun exposure accumulates with aging.
For skin brightening treatments look for products that contain niacinamide, vitamin C, and certain plant-derived ingredients like bakuchiol, which can have stunning results for the ultimate complexion improvement.
Friendly reminder: For brightening natural skincare products to work, applying broad-spectrum sun protection all year round is a must. Skip this crucial step, and those dark spots and uneven skin tone will not change for the better.
Myth 3: Avoid products with fragrance
We've always been told that fragrance in skincare is something we should avoid. Well, that is not quite accurate. If you have very sensitive skin like eczema or are prone to allergies, then it may make sense to use fragrance-free formulas. But if you have no issues with your skin then fragrance can be a beautiful treat especially with body cleansers.
Myth 4: You don’t really need a night cream
Yes, you do. Your body repairs itself during sleep. In addition, the growth hormone is released during these periods so it’s the perfect time to stimulate collagen production. Look for ingredients such as bakuchiol and peptides. It’s also great to layer an anti-aging serum with your moisturizer.
Myth 5: Your skin will age the same as your mom’s
Your skin type is genetic, which means it's inherited from your parents which can present itself as a blessing or a curse. However, healthy skin care habits and reducing environmental stressors play a more important role in aging gracefully. The biggest culprits in aging are sun exposure, drinking alcohol, smoking, stress, and how much sleep you get. The solution is simple:
- Have a consistent skincare routine
- Create a healthy lifestyle
- Always protect your skin against sun damage
Myth 6: Your skin should feel squeaky clean after cleansing
A “squeaky clean” feeling after your daily cleansing could mean your cleanser is stripping all the natural oils from your skin. That is not what you want to happen. We recommend that you work the cleanser around the face softly in circular motions with the fingers or a washcloth and then rinse with warm water. It’s important to use a cleanser suitable for your skin type that softly cleanses the face without stripping the natural oils from your skin. That’s why we think you will love Pure Fiji’s Vitamin C Foaming Oil Cleanser. It’s great for all skin types and particularly those suffering with pigmentation, dull skin, congestion, and signs of aging.
Myth 7: Eye creams don’t do anything
Face moisturizers can be used as an eye cream. However, the composition of a face moisturizer may not be as suitable for the delicate skin around the eyes. That’s because face moisturizers tend to have heavier oils and acids that can cause eye and skin irritation.
Eye creams are formulated to be gentle. The skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of aging, so a skincare product made to target this area can be used to prevent damage and repair the skin.
If you need hydration look for ingredients like hyaluronic and ngi grass. If you want to target fine lines and wrinkles look for ingredients like retinol and MATRIXYL 3000. Vitamin C can treat dark circles, and an antioxidant blend of virgin coconut oil, Dilo Oil, Sikeci Oil, Macadamia oil and passionflower extract to soothe and de-puff the entire eye area - our Vitamin C Brightening Eye Creme is the perfect solution.
The best thing you can do is listen to your body and see what's working for your skin. It’s important to remember that we are all different. You will have to find what works for you and try not to get overly swayed by what works for your friend. When in doubt, reach out to us!