The biggest beauty myths debunked

Die größten Beauty-Mythen enttarnt

We've all fallen for it.When it comes to skincare myths, misinformation and rumors can often be costly or even harmful.

We have put together a list of the biggest beauty myths for you, so that your wallet and your skin will soon be spared.

1.Oily skin doesn't need moisturizing products

It's understandable that people with oily skin would find moisturizing products counterproductive.

But this statement is absolutely wrong!

The first thing to understand is that moisture and oil are two completely different things.

The oil in our skin is designed to lock in the moisture underneath.Without moisture, the skin finds it difficult to maintain the natural skin barrier and regeneration.This provokes impurities and accelerates skin aging.To avoid an extra oily complexion, it's best to reach for a moisturizer - or mask - that is specially designed for oily or combination skin and does not leave it greasy.

2.Sunscreen only in summer

"The sun is shining, don't forget to put some sunscreen on!" That's a phrase we've heard all too often from our parents on family vacations.

One of the probably most damaging myths.

You don't want to hear it, but you should apply a sunscreen factor (SPF) of 50 to your face every day, even if you don't leave the house.But why? In fact, the sun is out every day - unless you live in Norway - and various weather conditions, such as cloudy skies, can actually amplify harmful UV rays.

Sun damage to the skin is reason #1.1 for skin cancer and the visible aging process.

So apply lotion or other products that provide you with enough SPF and don't forget to repeat this throughout the day.

3.The face is only clean when it squeaks after washing

Most people have probably noticed that the face differs from a car in many ways.If you run your fingers along the car after washing, it often makes a squeaking noise.This means that the paint is free of all grease, dust and dirt.However, when the same thing happens to the face, it may mean you've overdone it a bit.Yes, you should get rid of the dirt, make-up, the remaining sunscreen and excess oil, but please make sure that you do not destroy the natural skin barrier with aggressive cleansers or peelings.

Conclusion: The right balance is the key to success.

The combination of, for example, a gentle make-up remover or micellar water and a mild cleansing gel is enough to cleanse your face and prepare it for the rest of your care routine.

4.Acne from poor hygiene

Blemishes and acne are creatures of hell and unnecessary comments and rumors are their best friends.

Yes, blemishes can be treated with regular cleansing and nourishing of the skin, but the most common causes of pimples, acne, large pores and blackheads are:

Genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalances, stress and poor nutrition.

So don't let the opinions of others get you down and negatively influence you.The only important thing is what you think of yourself!

5.The more the merrier!

Nowadays beauty products are being foisted on you from all sides.“Use this to get rid of your wrinkles, use this for pore free skin.“You can hear it from everywhere.But we often overstrain our skin with it.It is important that you find the right products that suit your skin.

For some, cleansing and moisturizing is enough, other people need a few more intermediate steps.

Try it out and see what works for you.

Hopefully we were able to save you from future bad buys and skin disasters with this article and you are one step closer to the goal of understanding your skin better.

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