5 Skin Myths Debunked
Real or not? Find out!
Myth is defined by Merriam-Webster as “an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.” We know it as a literary genre, but as time passed, myths have also become a thing in the beauty department. Find out if your beauty beliefs are fact or fiction in the list below!

1. You don’t need to put on sunscreen when it’s cloudy outside.

Even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, its UV and UVB rays still reach the Earth’s surface. Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 every two hours to protect your skin from sun damage.

2. Your skin is sure to be protected when your sunscreen has high SPF.

There’s no assurance that your skin is protected from the sun’s destructive rays even when your sunscreen has high SPF. According to WebMD, “The SPF on a sunscreen refers to the amount of protection the product offers from UVB rays or sunburns. Many sunscreens, therefore, need to offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays.” So choose a sunscreen that can provide your skin with enough protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

3. Your skin will age exactly like your parents’.
While genetics is definitely a major factor in your appearance, there are also other elements that will influence how you age like your state of health and lifestyle.

4. You’ll have beautiful skin when you use plenty of skincare products.

Using many products on your skin can trigger allergic reactions. A simple skincare routine is still the best. Stick to products that you have tried and tested, or better yet, dermatologist-recommended. Buy only the essentials like lotion and sunscreen! Also, don’t get easily influenced into buying the latest products. Some of them may contain ingredients that are harmful to the skin or not compatible to your skin type, especially if you haven’t tried them yet.

5. Expensive skin care products are more effective than cheap ones.

There’s no proof that expensive skincare products are more effective than cheap ones. Besides, most ingredients can be found in both expensive and cheap products. Expensive products are good, but most of the time, you’re just paying for the brand and better-looking packaging. If you think that expensive products are high quality, that’s not true all the time. It’s still best to test out products regardless of the price points and see if it works for you.