A few weeks in the past I requested for the most-repeated myths round skincare and wonder that you just needed debunked/clarified. Nicely.

There was A LOT. So, in no explicit order…

  • You can use retinoids whereas breastfeeding. All of them (video filmed with Dr Emma Wedgeworth, Guide Dermatologist, so that you just wouldn’t have to take my phrase for it – ).
  • You can use acids – all of them – whereas breastfeeding.
  • Whereas the final recommendation is to not use retinoids whereas pregnant, it’s price noting that there aren’t any legalities for manufacturers to stick to in the case of disclosing vitamin A content material of their merchandise. It’s only a authorized requirement to incorporate a being pregnant particular warning in sure markets, comparable to some Gulf States: Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE and Iraq, the place you should spotlight “Not to be used throughout being pregnant” for the vitamin A by-product retinal. There’s no authorized requirement to disclose retinol.
  • You can use retinoids beneath 25, particularly for pimples or scarring. It won’t injury your pores and skin should you begin too early.
  • Retinoids/vitamin A don’t skinny your pores and skin.
  • Niacinamide, vitamin c and retinoids can be utilized in the identical routine. You don’t must, however you may.
  • You can exfoliate every day, however you won’t want to.
  • Micellar water can be utilized as a cleanser.
  • Tretinoin (tret) could be (and is) used to deal with spots, however you may anticipate to nonetheless get the odd hormonal spot, notably in your chin.
  • Black skins want sunscreen.
  • You want to reapply sunscreen.
  • Foaming cleansers can be good, notably for greasy pores and skin. Use as a pores and skin cleanser. When you’ve got perioral dermatitis or little pores and skin colored bumps in your brow (typically often known as fungal pimples), attempt avoiding SLS in foaming cleansers and see if it improves.
  • Fungal pimples is not a medically-recognised time period. It’s yeast-related. You wouldn’t have pimples.
  • Do not use toothpaste on spots.
  • You can use facial faux tan with retinol or acids, however because the job of retinoids is cell turnover, it would clearly have an effect on the longevity of your tan.
  • Spot stickers are good, notably for these beneath the pores and skin, hormonal spots.
  • When you pluck a hair, three won’t come again in it’s place. It’s one hair follicle, not 3.
  • You can nonetheless use actives you probably have rosacea. Attempt azelaic. And keep away from the areas which are infected if you wish to sustain with different actives.
  • You can use vitamin C in AM or PM routines, AM is simply generally really useful as a result of its antioxidant properties.
  • You can cleanse with the identical cleanser twice for a double cleanse or you should use two completely different cleansers.
  • Go away 20 minutes or longer between retinoids and additional serums/moisturiser.
  • Utilizing retinoids on a moist pores and skin will make it work faster and take in sooner.
  • When you’ve got delicate pores and skin, perfume free could also be finest for you however you don’t should completely keep away from fragranced merchandise – it relies upon what triggers your sensitivity.
  • Important oils set off extra allergy symptoms than artificial fragrances.
  • When you use extra eye cream (or any cream/serum/remedy), it’s not more practical. Your pores and skin can solely take in a lot.
  • All eye lotions aren’t equal. Completely different eye lotions goal completely different considerations. Take a look at my critiques on completely different eye lotions to seek out one which’s best for you.
  • You don’t have to double cleanse (frankly, you don’t should do something) nevertheless it’s good follow.
  • You should use SPF you probably have pimples.
  • Consuming water doesn’t treatment pimples.
  • Oily skins can nonetheless use oil or cleaning oils. It’s by no means one-rule-for-all.
  • When you apply SPF immediately on high of an oil, it won’t be as efficient. The oil can break down the SPF.
  • You can use glycolic acid and retinol collectively.
  • Retinoids are historically utilized in your PM routine, however once more, there may be no onerous and quick rule and a few manufacturers now market their vitamin As for daytime use.
  • You want a separate SPF, not in a moisturiser, to encourage correct use and supply full protection.
  • In case your basis comprises SPF, you ought to nonetheless use a separate SPF as you’ll not be making use of sufficient basis for full safety.
  • Mineral make-up merchandise (e.g a mineral face powder) don’t present SPF safety.
  • Mineral SPF powders do.
  • You don’t want to make use of merchandise from one model for it to be more practical. That’s advertising and marketing.
  • SPF doesn’t trigger most cancers. Folks spreading this misinformation are at finest, misinformed, and at worst, scare-mongering morons.
  • Toners don’t shut your pores. Pores aren’t revolving doorways, they don’t open and shut.
  • Solar beds don’t treatment pimples.
  • Solar beds do trigger most cancers.
  • Rubbing banana peel in your face won’t clear spots.
  • You nonetheless want to moisturise you probably have oily pores and skin.
  • You don’t want a cleanser with an lively ingredient in, however it could be useful relying in your pores and skin sort. For instance, you probably have oily or congested pores and skin, including in a BHA cleanser just a few instances per week would possibly give you the results you want.
  • You can and possibly will see a change in pores and skin throughout being pregnant. Hormones. It’s regular, not a motive for an intervention.
  • Make-up doesn’t block your pores if you’re successfully cleaning.
  • Hyaluronic acid isn’t the one solution to hydrate dry/dehydrated pores and skin.
  • It’s completely potential to be illiberal of hyaluronic acid.
  • Your skincare won’t get into your breastmilk.
  • Issue 30 isn’t nearly as good as Issue 50 SPF.
  • Vitamin C can assist enhance the look of pigmentation, nevertheless it won’t completely cut back/repair it.


PART 2 (sure actually) – INCOMING.

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