01/8Don't believe in these summer skincare myths

Don't believe in these summer skincare myths

Summer season is here and we couldn't be happier about it! It's time to hit the beach and go for those afternoon brunches and while you might already be doing that, are you taking care of your skin the right way? Needless to say, you might have heard quite a few things regarding skincare during the summer but let's be honest, not all of it can actually help your skin and most of those tips are just myths that need to be busted. Instead of following some myth blindly, it's always best to do some research first. So, if you're looking for the right skincare tips, here are some myths you should really avoid following.

by Alisha Alam
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02/8Myth: Change all your skincare products according to the seasons

Myth: Change all your skincare products according to the seasons

“If you’re using the right products for your skin type, you generally will not need to switch up your products too much although in the summer you may need to switch to a lighter moisturizer,” explained an expert. You just need to ensure that you're using the right things for the right season but you don't need to change all the products you use.

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03/8Myth: You don't need moisturiser during summer

Myth: You don't need moisturiser during summer

Yes, you do! Just because your skin will get oily or sweaty during the summer doesn't mean you need to steer clear of moisturiser. On the contrary, if you don't use it your skin might just get really dry and dehydrated.

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04/8Myth: Lips can't get sunburnt

Myth: Lips can't get sunburnt

Your lips are just as prone to getting sunburnt as the rest of your skin. “The lips are too commonly forgotten when we talk about SPF and the truth is lips can get sunburned and sun-damaged, and burns on the lips can contribute to the development of lip cancers,” says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dara Liotta.

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05/8Myth: Coconut oil is the best moisturiser for summers

Myth: Coconut oil is the best moisturiser for summers

Okay, it is amazing for your hair and your skin but if you have acne-prone skin then using coconut oil should be a big no-no. It is highly comedogenic in nature which means it can cause your skin to breakout. Try using other natural plant-based oils instead like Argan oil. It happens to be great for sensitive skin.

by Alisha Alam
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06/8Myth: Coffee scrubs can be used on the face during summers

Myth: Coffee scrubs can be used on the face during summers

Nope! Never do this. Coffee happens to be rather abrasive (polishes surfaces) in nature. While it may make for a wonderful body scrub, it's always best to steer clear of using it on your face because it could tear up your skin and damage it.

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07/8Myth: Higher SPF numbers work better

Myth: Higher SPF numbers work better

“SPF 15 blocks around 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 blocks around 97%,” says a specialist. So, as you can see the number doesn't matter as much as you think it does. Instead, try and opt for a sunscreen that covers a broad spectrum like giving protection against both UVB rays and UVA rays.

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08/8Myth: Misting with water is best to stay hydrated

Myth: Misting with water is best to stay hydrated

Once again, this statement is just a myth and not a fact. Misting your face with water can actually cause more dehydration since the water evaporates and takes away the moisture in your skin as well. So, opt for mists that contain humectants that can help lock the moisture in your skin.

by Alisha Alam
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