Education is power and sharing knowledge about skincare can often be one of the reasons you can see success in fighting signs of aging. Sadly, there is so much conflicting information out there it’s hard to know what to believe.
Instead of falling for skincare fake news, we decided to bust some of the biggest myths in skincare to help you get the best results with the least amount of effort.
Soap Keeps Skin Clean
We believe cleansing is one of the most important parts of any skincare routine. It can wash away pollution, clear pores, and even remove makeup – but if you’re using soap, you are doing more harm than good. Soap doesn’t clean your skin but instead, imbalances your natural pH levels and will leave a residue on your face that is invisible to the naked eye. In more ways than one, soap is the worst thing you can put on your face.
You still need an effective way to get your skin clean which is why we highly suggest swapping your soap for cleansing oils. Cleansing oil is taking the skincare world by storm because it’s much more effective and much safer for skin than soap. Best of all, it will clean skin, minimize pores, and remove makeup in one easy step. It will also protect your skin barrier and pH levels so you can have clean, vibrant, and youthful skin after every wash
You Need Day & Night Routines
So many mainstream brands offer you options for daytime skincare products and nighttime skincare products – but what’s the difference? Aside from marketing, it turns out not much. Companies have split up your routine into day and night in an attempt to get you to buy more products and trick you into thinking you need to be switching things up to see results.
The reality is that high-quality products will work no matter what time of day it is. Opting for a comprehensive routine that you can use morning and night is going to save you tons of time and money while still helping provide great results. In fact, using the same anti-aging ingredients twice a day may actually help you see results faster than if you’re using a ton of different products at different times of the day.
Cheap Products Work The Same
Walking into your local drugstore, the shelves are filled with different brands of skincare products. One myth we hear over and over again is that these products can compare to more expensive products. While cost isn’t really an indication of effectiveness, the big difference is in the ingredients. Those products are very cheap because they use cheaper alternatives as ingredients – but they often have no proven results.
If you are going to work hard for your money to pamper your skin, you might as well invest in something that is going to work – and you won’t find that in a drugstore. Opting for products that are doctor-formulated is a great way to know that what your buying has trusted quality behind it. Also look for ingredients that are cosmeceutical, meaning they give medical and cosmetic benefits to your skin. Some examples of cosmeceutical ingredients include peptides, vitamins, and other active natural ingredients that we include in our South Beach Skin Lab products. Opting for those over drugstore synthetics and parabens will help deliver results you can actually see!