Growing up, you likely heard things like: Chewing gum stays in your stomach for five years. Don’t swim for at least a half an hour after you’ve eaten. Don't crack your knuckles or you'll get arthritis.
Yep. These are the things we’ve been told to believe, but they are myths. Now it’s time to debunk 3 common skincare myths:
Myth #1 - Pores Open and Close
Many of us have gone through life believing that our skin pores open up when the air is warm and close up when it is cold. But the truth is, our pores do not have tiny little muscles that make this happen, so they are always the same size regardless of the temperature. However, if you do not cleanse your skin on a regular basis, your pores can enlarge due to becoming filled with dead skin cells and microbes. The best way to minimize your pores and ensure the moisturizers you use are being absorbed properly is by keeping them clean. Try our Rose Aloe Hydrating Toner
Myth #2 - Using More Products Gives Me Better Skin
Have you felt overwhelmed by Korean skincare fad? 15 steps, really? Ain’t nobody got time for that! But more importantly, layering more and more products do not equal better skin. There is only so much cleansing, toning, and moisturizing you can do, so just make sure the products you are using are good for your skin. Check out our Magnolia Facial Serum
Myth #3 - Antibacterial soap is the best for your health
With the onset of the pandemic last year, people went completely crazy about all things antibacterial to the point that for months on end, no one could find disinfecting wipes, rubbing alcohol, and hand sanitizer anywhere! Washing your hands and disinfecting surfaces is important, especially if you are or you live with people that are high risk for contracting illnesses. But we must remember that in order to stay healthy and keep our immune systems robust, we need a certain amount of bacteria in our gut and we will always have bacteria on our hands, no matter how much handwashing we are doing.
Last week, I discussed caring for your microbiome and how important it is to not disturb the communities of bacteria and other microcosms that coexist on your skin. Constantly using hand sanitizer and washing mostly with antibacterial soaps is not good for you and will cause dry, cracked skin. Regular hand washing with non-detergent soaps is and always has been the best method of protection against illnesses.Discover the heavenly scent of our Turmeric and Neem Oil Bar