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Beloved and overused, skincare is the star of social media. Beauty influencers are invading Instagram and Youtube, pitching us serums, creams, boosters, and on TikTok popularizing trends, alas, not always effective.

Remember when we were suggested to drink chlorophyll for better skin?

Skincare has democratized, but this means that we will find many conflicting and not always reliable opinions.

Let’s look together at the biggest false myths about skincare:

“You have dry skin because you drink little.”

This is not exactly the case. Water does not “moisturize” the skin. Drinking plenty of water is definitely good for our body and provides for its proper functioning, but it does not affect the skin’s moisture level.

In the case of dry or dehydrated skin, it is necessary to act from the outside, with the help of ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and ceramides.

“Oily skin should not be moisturized.”

Nothing could be more wrong. Cleansing, moisturizing and protecting are the indispensable steps that are necessary in any skincare routine. In addition, oily skin is characterized by excess sebum, not water.

If you have oily skin, choose light textures that don’t weigh you down and always combine with a sebum-regulating product.

Have you tried “Essential Serum” yet? Its formulation manages to moisturize and give elasticity to the skin, but you won’t have a shiny forehead!

“You have to change products often because the skin gets used to it.”

I am sorry to dispel this myth, but believe me, the skin does NOT get used.

Each product meets certain needs of the skin, and it is these needs that change. Our skin is subject to weather events, hormonal changes, and (natural and unfairly demonized) aging.

These conditions affect the skin’s needs; in summer, for example, high temperatures will cause us to produce more sebum, so, our rich-textured, full-bodied moisturizer will be too heavy. Likewise, in the wind and winter temperatures, it will make our skin drier and more fragile, and we will need to enrich our skincare routine.

Remember, the most effective method is to “listen” to your own skin!

“Cosmetic products should be stored in the refrigerator.”

I confess, unfortunately I believed it too, and now I end up with a pink mini fridge in my bathroom. The cosmetics are created to remain intact at room temperature, are tested and most importantly have a PAO. In contrast, inside the refrigerator, where the temperature is about 4 degrees, cosmetic products may deteriorate faster.

Moral of the story: put white wine in the refrigerator!

“Chocolate gives you pimples.”

Good, indeed very good news: it is not true!

There is no scientific evidence that chocolate causes pimples or papules. If you have acne-prone skin, an excess of sugar (thus any sweet product) could create inflammation, but don’t worry, you can always opt for a piece of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants!

Article written by. Paola De Nicola

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