When maintaining a skincare regimen, you try your best to achieve the supple, radiant skin you’ve always desired. An effective skincare routine takes the right products and research to get the job done, but you need to ensure you do your research thoroughly. Receiving and using skincare tips from any random source on the Internet can lead to unfavorable results. The South Florida dermatologists at DCSI discuss common skincare myths you should avoid.

Myth #1: You don’t need a moisturizer if you have oily skin.

This is probably one of the most common skincare myths that has existed since before the Internet. Not using moisturizer because you have oily skin is a huge “NO.” Using moisturizers help keep your skin balanced and nourished, regardless if it’s oily, dry, normal, or combination skin. However, the type and the amount of moisturizer vary depending on what your skin needs. For instance, oily skin needs less moisturizer than normal skin to maintain hydrated and nourished skin.

Myth #2: The more you exfoliate, the better

It’s easy to think that the more we exfoliate, the more radiant our skin will be, or the more effective our skincare products will be. But the hard truth is that over-exfoliating removes moisture from your skin while making it prone to infections, clogged pores, and free radicals. Be gentle with your skin and only exfoliate two to three times a week to keep from damaging your skin over time.

Myth #3: Using hot water to wash your face cleans out your pores

Many people find rinsing their face with hot water to be soothing and think it will open their pores; however, it comes at a cost. Rinsing your face with hot water will strip the skin of its natural barrier and cause it to dry out. So, how can you tell if you’re washing with water that’s too hot? If your skin is red after patting your face dry, you’ve washed your face with water that’s too hot.

Myth #4: Makeup makes your skin age faster

If you’re a makeup addict, you’re in luck! Makeup alone isn’t the only cause of prematurely aged skin – dirt, oil, and toxins collected on your skin throughout the day contribute to aging skin. Therefore, remember to wash your face after removing your makeup at the end of the day to maintain younger skin.   Common skincare myths are prevalent throughout the Internet, so if you’d like to learn more about debunked dermatology myths or you need a reputable South Florida dermatology center, give our Wellington clinic a call at 561-246-1791 or our Delray Beach clinic at 561-637-0222 today.