Don’t Be Fooled by These 7 Skincare Myths

don't be fooled by these 7 skincare myths

Everyone wants to feel beautiful in the skin they’re in. So to take care of your skin, you buy a bunch of products, listen to advice on the internet or from friends and family, and think you’re set. But unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as that. 

With so many skin care claims and products out there, it’s hard to know which advice is right. In addition to several beauty hacks and other tips out there, there are also a lot of companies that make big claims about what their products can achieve for skin that aren’t exactly realistic. It makes it difficult to know what skincare advice to follow and which to stay away from.

Here are a few skincare myths you don’t want to be fooled by.

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Exfoliate Every Day

Exfoliation is important for your skin. It removes dead skin cells that sit on the surface, which means that products get deeper into your skin. We love tools like microdermabrasion, which can remove top layers of skin to help regenerate new cells. However, make sure you don’t go too heavy on scrubs, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliants, or other abrasive products or tools.

When you exfoliate with those every day, you can strip oils, make your skin dry, irritated, and lead to premature aging and more wrinkles — which is something we all want to avoid. Over exfoliating can also make your skin more susceptible to sun damage because it creates tiny tears in your skin.

So instead of using harsh scrubs every day, use them once or twice a week so you can still get rid of dead skin while still giving it time to recover. You can use Trophy Skin's microdermabrasion devices once up to 3 times per week, depending on your skin type. (More frequent for oily skin, once or twice for those with dry skin.)


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Dry Skin is Caused By Dehydration

There are several benefits to drinking water in regards to your health, but luckily you don’t need to worry too much about drinking an excessive amount of water. Many people out there claim that drinking lots of water every day will magically hydrate your skin, but that’s not the case.

While you should drink healthy amounts of water each day, if you find that your skin is dry, the best thing you can do for it is to use a quality moisturizer. Use one each morning and each night. In addition to that, you want to make sure that the moisturizer doesn’t sit on the surface of your skin.

Using one of our Ultrasonic products allows moisturizer and other serums to sink deeper into your skin for better results. So while you can keep that water bottle nearby, look to these other solutions to have hydrated, glowing skin.

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Burning Means It’s Working

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

In any situation with your skin, the phrase “no pain, no gain” just doesn’t apply. A little tingling is common with certain products, but a stinging sensation is something that shouldn’t be ignored. If you find that your face is burning, remove the product immediately and avoid further use.

You may have sensitive skin or have an allergic reaction to what you’re using. If your face is still red or burning after a few days, go get help from a dermatologist. Whatever discomfort you’re feeling, they should be able to give you a few different remedies to try to alleviate the pain.


Instant Results

While we’d love to wave a magic wand over our faces and instantly have perfect skin, that’s unfortunately not the way skincare works. Bummer, right? No matter what skincare products you use, consistency is key. 

We know that sometimes it’s easy to forget to wash your face or add that cream, but if you’re really serious about taking care of your skin and making it age gracefully, you have to put in the work. Of course, you also want to make sure you use products with quality ingredients, but there’s no product out there that can instantly change your skin. But with time and commitment, you can help your skin look better than ever.

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warm water for face

Hot Water Opens Pores

Out of all the myths out there, one of the biggest ones is about pores. After all, who doesn’t want to have clear, invisible pores? However, the science of pores is simple: they don’t open and close. They’re not like muscles that contract and expand.

So unfortunately temperature doesn’t have an affect on them. And even worse, putting hot water on your skin only gets rid of its natural oils and leaves you with dry, irritated skin. In addition to that, it can cause dilated blood vessels, which you don’t want to have to deal with. If you want to wash your face, using warm water is just fine and will help you comfortably wash your face without causing any damage.


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red light reverses sun damage

Lemon Juice Lightens Dark Spots

This home remedy doesn’t do what it claims, despite there being lots of DIY posts on this. It’s appealing because it sounds convenient and cheap, but lemons can actually make dark spots worse due to their pH levels. Not only can the acid irritate your skin, but it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. And do you know what the cause of dark spots are? Lack of protection from the sun.

So before you start pressing lemons to your face, try an alternative instead. Luckily there are several other methods to help remove sun spots out there. Chemical peels are one option. They’re best done in winter because they cause skin sensitivity and you shouldn’t be out in the sun for a few days after getting one done.

Another great option is light therapy. It’s simple to use and can be done in your home.


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woman applying lip balm

Your Lips Don’t Need SPF

No matter what time of year it is, there’s one thing that’s always true — your skin needs protection from the sun. For your face, you need at least an SPF 15 before you go out anywhere. And although it’s usually easy to remember to put sunscreen on your face, the most neglected skin on your face is usually your lips. 

This can be in part because we don’t think about our lips getting sunburned and we may not even notice if it happens, but your lips need protection from the sun as well. Not sure what to get? When looking for a lip balm, grab something that has broad-spectrum SPF to make sure you get the coverage you really need.

And like with all sunscreen, make sure you keep it handy throughout the day so you can reapply as needed. Just throw it in a purse or your beach bag and you’ll be set throughout the day.

At the end of the day, there’s a lot of information out there that may not be true. In fact, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Plus there are so many people out there that either claim to be experts or find skincare hacks that they think are game changers, but aren’t doing your skin any favors.