Are you really the skincare buff you think you are?
Let’s face it – whether you’re a novice to the world of skincare, or you have a proper channel on YouTube to document your 10 step perfectly curated beauty regime – the world of skincare and beauty is hard. To add to that, it isn’t made any easier by the multiple selfcare pages on Instagram that throw around seemingly verified “truths” about skincare without any proper research. There’s no shame in admitting to having fallen prey to these so-called “facts” once or twice, but when it comes down to sifting between fact and fiction, how well do you think you would do? Take the quiz below to find out:
So, how well did you do? Not great? Not a problem. Read on to understand the truth behind the myths that were mentioned in the quiz.
Myth #1: Expensive products give better results.
Fact: This is a myth perpetuated by the capitalist side of the skincare industry. There is no proof of the fact that good skincare products must burn a hole in your pocket. In the end, it’s all about what works best for your skin.
Myth #2: Wearing makeup regularly will make you age faster.
Fact: Makeup lovers, now is your time to breathe a sigh of relief, because there is no study out there to prove this statement. Makeup, in itself, does not lead to early ageing. Just make sure to clean your makeup off every night before you go to bed, and your skin will thank you for it. Check out our E-Luminence Simply Supple Cleansing Balm, to get that make-up OFF!
Myth #3: Toners are not meant for sensitive skin.
Fact: Not true! Every single skincare product that exists, be it a toner or a cleanser can work for any and every skin type, it’s just important to ensure that you find the formulation that works best for your skin. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to get your hands on the E-Luminence Nourishing Toning Water.
Myth #4: People with oily skin don’t need to moisturise daily.
Fact: Our readers with oily skin, please do not try this at home. Moisturiser is a key element of every skincare regime, and not using it will force your skin to produce extra sebum which will lead to… more oily skin. The best bet for you is to opt for a light moisturiser for daily use, like the award-winning Green Tea Renewed Clarity Night Gel.
Myth #5: You should only use serum once you cross 30.
Fact: While it is true that many serums help reverse the effects that ageing has on your skin, it can also be used as a preventative measure. Different formulations provide different results, but adding a water-based serum to your daily regime can work wonders for your skin! Check out the super nourishing Bright Years Skin Renewal Serum.
Myth #6: Drinking more water will solve dry skin issues.
Fact: While hydration is extremely important, dry skin cannot be cured simply by having your daily 8 glasses. It is important to pick products with the right ingredients to provide a more long-lasting and effective solution.
We hope this quiz gave you a head-start into making informed choices about the skincare decisions you make. After all, fiction is best enjoyed in a book, with a cup of tea or coffee.