Every woman invests in a bottle or tube of moisturiser but we often rub off the importance of picking one consciously because ‘All moisturisers are the same’. Wrong!
Just like any other skin care or beauty products we use, for example, face cleanser, serum, foundation, et cetera, moisturisers come in different types. The array of difference is as wide as you can imagine. It’s time we burst some myths and reveal some truths about the most used product – moisturiser!
Myth #1 : Oily skin doesn’t need moisturiser.
Truth: We tend to think that because oily skin produces more sebum, it does not need any moisture, which is absolutely false. Every skin type needs moisture, though a different type. While people with dry and patchy skin should opt for richer and thicker formulas, oily skin needs water-based and light potions. Moisturiser hydrates whereas excessive sebum clogs, so make sure you do not miss to hydrate your skin despite the extra sheen it shows.
Fact: Omitting to moisturise your skin leads to early signs of ageing.
Bonus Tip: Invest in a matte-look formula that will hydrate as well as help you get rid of the excessive oil.
Myth #2: Moisturiser works well for the eyes too.
Truth: Though moisturisers are sufficient for our face and body but the skin around the eyes is more fragile and sensitive, and it needs a special formula for hydration. Moisturisers cannot equal the benefits of eye cream and do not usually come with the necessary ingredients required to fight the puffiness and under eye bags or circles.
Fact: Skin around our eyes is thinner and shows the signs of ageing quicker than any other part.
Bonus tip: Invest in an eye cream that is more refined and rich in texture.
Myth #3: You can use the same body moisturiser on your face too.
Truth: Well, really? Do you think that layering your face with the same formula you use on your other body parts will hydrate your skin and show good results. Thank god if its not working otherwise but you need a different moisturiser for your face and body. Simple because, your facial skin is more exposed to pollution and harmful UV rays in comparison to your other body parts. So spare your face of the average body moisturiser and buy it something superior and better.
Fact: Facial skin is comparatively more prone to skin issues like acne, redness, eczema et cetera.
Bonus Tip: Your skin type changes with age so make sure you consciously choose your moisturiser each time.
Myth #4: You can skip using sunblock if your moisturiser includes SPF.
Truth: True that SPF is the prevention we need from the ill effects of the harmful sun rays but a moisturiser with partial power cannot adequately prevent the skin from the potential damage. You need and must use a sunblock with a moisturiser to shield your skin from the harm.
Fact: No sunscreen blocks 100% damage but one with SPF 50 or higher is capable of blocking 98% of UV rays.
Myth #5: Moisturiser needs to be the first product you lather onto your skin.
Truth: The art of layering is extremely important to master, especially if you really want all those products to truly effect the skin in the right manner. Moisturiser certainly is not the first product that you should apply. In fact, it should be the last one as it acts as a barrier and shield which shall not let the latter products penetrate into the layers of the skin and work its way.
Fact: Moisturisers form a film on the skin that locks the goodness beneath and blocks anything further to come in contact of the skin.
Bonus tip: You must follow the CTM to extract the maximum from your skin care regime. Make sure you apply serum before moisturisers always.