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DEBUNKING 3 COMMON SKINCARE MYTHS

August 27, 2018 by Renee Tavoularis

DEBUNKING 3 COMMON SKINCARE MYTHS

Good skincare is a lifelong practice. Happily, there's no shortage of advice to support you in making healthy choices. There's also a wealth of misinformation and skincare myths out there, though, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed and confused.

We've tackled a few of the most pervasive skincare myths below, so you can feel confident in making the best choices to nourish your skin. 

SKINCARE MYTH 1: IT'S FINE TO USE YOUR FACE MOISTURIZER AS YOUR EYE CREAM.

It may feel convenient to double-up and use your regular moisturizer for your whole face, but there's a big difference between a face moisturizer and a well-formulated eye cream.

The skin around your eyes is thinner and more fragile than the skin elsewhere on your face, has fewer oil glands, and is more sensitive. This is why eye treatments are typically richer in consistency than general moisturizers, and are formulated without fragrances or other ingredients that might cause irritation. Eye creams also contain specific active ingredients to target common skin issues around the eyes. 

PLANTED IN BEAUTY's Depuff + Illuminate Eye Firming Complex is a multi-tasking, nourishing treatment designed to help with dark circles and puffiness, for example. Daily use can help smooth, plump, and brighten the delicate skin around your eyes.

SKINCARE MYTH 2: OIL-BASED MAKEUP REMOVERS CAN CLOG YOUR PORES AND CAUSE SKIN BREAKOUTS.

At first glance, it might seem unwise to add oil to your skin. The truth, however, is that plant-based oils are an excellent choice for all skin types. Plant oils have a similar molecular structure to sebum (our natural skin oil), which means they are readily accepted and absorbed by your skin, without clogging pores or causing skin irritation. In contrast, using a make-up remover that contains alcohol or soap can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. 

PLANTED IN BEAUTY's Purify + Condition Makeup Remover delivers hydration and nourishment, while effectively cleansing pores and dissolving surface impurities. 

SKINCARE MYTH 3. ELIMINATING A MORNING CLEANSE IS FINE IF YOU CLEANSED YOUR SKIN BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP. 

If you're tempted to rush out in the morning without cleansing first, don't!

A morning cleanse is a vital part of good skincare. It removes toxins that build up on the skin during the night, and refreshes the skin, helping ready it for your daily moisturizer and any makeup you apply. 

When time is in short supply, consider using PLANTED IN BEAUTY’s Soothe + Soften Cleansing Emulsion while in the shower. That way, you can start your day with softer, cleaner, healthy-looking skin! 

TRUTH: OILY SKIN AGES SLOWER THAN DRY SKIN 

To round out these skincare myths, we thought we'd end with a truth. 

It might not have felt like a blessing during your teenage years, but oily skin helps guard against visible signs of aging in later life. This is because sebum helps your skin stay hydrated and smooth, and provides added protection against environmental pollutants. 

To better support dry skin, ensure a good intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from foods including nuts, seeds, and olive oil. And, as always, make sure to drink water to stay hydrated. 

For extra support, whatever your skin type, use try PLANTED IN BEAUTY's Nourish + Protect Antioxidant Moisturizer daily. This nutrient-rich formula helps skin visibly repair and recover from environmental damage and replenish moisture, so your skin looks and feels healthy, nourished, and protected.
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