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Seven misconceptions about using skin care products

With the growth of the face economy, skincare has become an essential and compulsory part of self-management for everyone. In the process, some people find that their skin is getting worse instead of better, despite the fact that they are doing it. This may be due to misconceptions about skincare, which can lead to over-exertion or misdirected efforts, leading to the opposite result. For example, the 7 habits we are going to talk about today that are harmful to your skin are considered common knowledge by many people and may be the “culprit” for your skin not looking as good as others.

Myth 1: Wash your face with cleanser after using make-up remover

Truth: Basically unnecessary.

The cleansing power of any make-up remover will remove your make-up and wash your face clean. It is possible to rinse off the make-up remover with water if you know the correct way to use it.

It is important to know that makeup removers with high cleansing power can damage the skin barrier function in the long run and may turn into “sensitive skin” if you are not careful.

Recommendation: With most non-waterproof sunscreens or light make-up, a basic cleanser is sufficient for cleansing purposes, without the need to remove make-up.

Myth 2: Face masks are better for daily hydration

Truth: Just put it on once in a while.

If you apply a mask every day, especially for more than 15 minutes at a time, your stratum corneum will tend to hydrate more than it can handle.

Many people feel that their skin is hydrated and clear at first, but over time they find that their skin is easily irritated and may develop rashes or tingling.

Advice: Face masks are not suitable for all people. People with sensitive skin are advised to consult a dermatologist first, and some people do not need or are not well suited to using face masks. Generally, if you want to apply a mask, it is recommended that you do so 2-3 times a week for no more than 15 minutes each time.

Myth 3: Skin needs deep cleansing

Truth: Not required.

In fact, too frequent use of various ‘deep cleansing’ products can also damage the normal stratum corneum and cause damage to the skin barrier.

In fact, most healthy skin hardly needs to be exfoliated as the skin keratin itself has a turnover cycle and will shed naturally.

Recommendation: This type of ‘deep cleansing’ product is only suitable for people with rough, dull skin and thicker cuticles. People with sensitive skin, in particular, are advised to stay away from these products and not to use them at all.

Myth 4: Natural is good

A variety of homemade face masks, handmade handmade soaps and unique skin care remedies …… have become popular one after another. Many people think that they must be safe because they are pure and natural and can even be eaten.

Truth: By doing so, you are more likely to mess up your face.

The reason is simple: homemade products are a huge safety hazard.

Firstly, it is not possible to know definitively how much pesticide residue is present in the fruit and vegetables used in these products, as well as other harmful impurities;

Secondly, many natural plants contain photosensitive substances which, when applied to the face, can instead trigger adverse reactions and lead to darkening or irritation of the skin;

Finally, although some things are nutritious to eat, these nutrients are not absorbed by the skin and may be counterproductive.

Advice: Be careful and cautious with all kinds of “handmade, natural and original” products and try not to use them if you can.

Myth 5: Using a facial steamer every day will hydrate and detoxify your body

Truth: Steaming your face every day is really hard on your face

It’s true that steaming your skin every now and then is not too much of a problem, and it feels great to be hydrated afterwards.

If you use a facial steamer frequently, you may lose moisture in your skin. Firstly, spraying “pure water” itself has no water locking effect, and secondly, because of the high temperature of hot spraying, long-term hot spraying tends to destroy the normal sebum film of the skin, making the skin’s own water locking ability decrease.

If you do use it every day, the end result is that your skin may get even drier.

Advice: As with saunas and spas, use a facial steamer firstly to control the temperature of the steamer and secondly not to use it every day. It is important to stress that sensitive skin should not use a facial steamer as much as possible, as the change in temperature is likely to cause an increase in sensitivity.

Myth 6: Toner should be applied with a cotton pad

Truth: No need.

In fact, using a cotton pad to apply toner has little to do with secondary cleansing, apart from the fact that toner consumption is accelerated. The many repeated rubbings of the cotton pads tend to destroy the normal stratum corneum, so there is basically no need to use them.

Suggestion: Apply the toner by hand only (a spray bottle will also work).

Myth 7: Photorejuvenation and other medical aesthetic operations take less time = loss

Truth: It is not.

The length of time is not decisive for the effectiveness of photoelectric procedures such as photorejuvenation, as it is the setting of parameters for individual skin problems that is key. Too much or too long of a treatment can also have certain side effects.

Advice: The exact duration of the treatment should be adjusted according to the condition of your skin and the effect you want to achieve, leave it to a professional and reliable doctor to help you judge.

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