If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times: skincare is so important. Yet, for something so important, why does it seem so complex sometimes? Companies, bloggers, social media influencers, and even our own family will bombard us with all these different treatments, routines, or products they say we need to use, but do they even work? Which ones are the real deal and which ones are just another hoax? Today, I’m gonna let you in on three skincare secrets and bust some skin myths for you.

MYTH #1: Oily Skins Shouldn’t Use Moisturizers

Okay, so I’m going to be completely honest with you guys. I have pretty oily skin, and well, for a long time, I believed I would make the situation worse using moisturizer! Yes, I fell for a myth!

Go ahead and gasp.

Anyways, that is so not the point. The point is that oily skin types should use a moisturizer. Why? Sometimes your skin is oily because it doesn’t have enough oil. Hold on, say that again. Okay, so your oil glands could be working too hard and over-compensating for the lack of moisture being put into your pores! Needless to say, I have started using a daily moisturizer, my skin thanks me for it.

MYTH #2: Makeup Causes Acne

Listen to me closely, I am NOT telling you to just never take off your makeup and you’ll have flawless skin. I AM telling you that the ingredients in your makeup aren’t what is causing that little breakout to happen. More than likely if you’re not washing your face properly and leaving makeup on for extended periods of time (aka falling asleep in it), those fancy skincare products can’t do any good. If the pores are blocked by makeup, the products cannot do their job to keep that skin pretty and clean!

 

MYTH #3: Genes Have Determined My Early Wrinkles

I hate to break it to you, but this is false. Genes determine the oiliness of your skin, but I can promise you that your wrinkles are not genetic! This is all about lifestyle choices! For example, if you’re getting more sun exposure without any protective product on, you’re going to get wrinkles earlier than your friend and even your sibling. The wrinkles are a by-product of your actions, not your momma’s genes!

*Whew*

I feel much better having broken these myths for you. Even if one of them (wrinkles, I’m talking to you) was a hard pill to swallow, at least you’re prepared to fight these skin myths now! You’re locked and loaded to correct anyone that tells you otherwise, and not to mention your skin is going to look fabulous while doing so. Great skin awaits you!