London, Feb 10 IANS | 10 months ago

There are many misconceptions related to skincare like wearing sunscreen everyday is too heavy or exfoliating regularly will ensure a clear skin. So it's time to move away from such myths and get ready for a flawless skin.

Here are some of the myths attached to skincare busted by experts at Proactiv brand, reports femalefirst.co.uk:

* Myth 1: Wearing sunscreen daily is too heavy for my oily complexion.

Truth: To prevent damage or to help avoid a blemish outbreak, protecting your skin with a sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. If you suffer with oily skin, try a lightweight formula underneath your make-up, or find a foundation or tinted moisturiser with an SPF built in.

* Myth 2: To prevent blemishes you should completely strip away the oil from the skin.

Truth: While there is no doubt that oily skin should be controlled to keep the complexion clear and shine-free, completely stripping the skin of all its natural oils can play even more havoc with blemishes and spots.

* Myth 3: I should exfoliate regularly to ensure my skin stays clear.

Truth: Exfoliating excessively can strip the skin of essentials oils and spread bacteria. Instead of a daily scrub opt for a much gentler exfoliant to keep your skin in a good condition.

* Myth 4: You shouldn't use moisturiser on oily skin.

Truth: Blemish-prone skin needs hydration too. In fact, drying out oily skin sends a signal to your body to produce even more oil; a nightmare for those who already suffer with problem skin.

* Myth 5: The only thing that will cure my eyes bags and dark circles is more sleep.

Truth: Allergies, swollen veins beneath the skin's surface or a diet high in salt may also be the cause of bags under your eyes.

(Posted on 10-02-2014)

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