We’ve all got goals when it comes to our skin. Whether you want to avoid breakouts, fight irritation, or keep it blemish-free, we all have unique skincare needs — and managing them can be pretty complicated. With a myriad of trendy skincare products hitting the shelves and run-off-the-mill skincare hacks from Dr. Internet, it’s not always easy to figure out what really works and what doesn’t.
Personally, I am one of those who struggle with skin care, having a combination skin that is prone to breakout (especially when I was younger). The best thing that we can do is to go to the expert.
In celebration of National Healthy Skin Month, Physiogel invited board-certified dermatologist Dr. Coreen Sampedro during its SIS Session on FB Live last November 20, helping us demystify skincare with professional advice.
Armed with experience and backed by science, Dr. Coreen set the record straight on typical beauty and skincare myths to better guide us in our routines. Here’s the truth about these myths:
Moisturizers can cause acne.
False, but somewhat true. Moisturizing your skin is a must, but excessive application may cause acne. The extra product just sits on top of your face, which attracts dirt and bacteria. To help avoid breakouts when moisturizing, Dr. Coreen recommends putting on a fast-absorbing product in just the right amount.
Babies don’t need sun protection or moisturization.
False. Babies have super delicate skin that needs protection from UV rays. Babies, especially those 6 months and below, don’t need an elaborate skincare routine, so Dr. Coreen says the best thing that you can do is to use sun-protective methods, like avoiding direct sun exposure and dressing them in protective clothing. To keep their skin moisturized, she also recommends using mild, hydrating cleansers that’ll keep it smooth, soft, and safe from irritants.
Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizers.
False, but it depends. Dr. Coreen emphasized that just because the surface of your skin is oily doesn’t mean your skin cells are not dehydrated. This is what moisturizers address – they hydrate your skin cells, keeping them strong on the inside, and soft outside. The secret is picking a good moisturizer that works with your skin. Your best choice should be a light, fast-absorbing moisturizer without preservatives, fragrances, colorants, ceramides, and other nasties that might do your skin more harm than good!
Guilty of believing in these misconceptions? Physiogel’s chit-chat with Dr. Coreen tells us that an effective skincare routine starts with knowing the difference between fact and fiction. With tried-and-true advice from experts, you’ll never go wrong in achieving the healthy skin you want! The same goes for picking products that can do the job for your skin type. Address your needs with expert-recommended products in your regimen, such as the Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy range. The Dermo-Cleanser, Body Lotion, and Cream are all powered by Biomimic Technology, a science that mimics and restores lipids naturally found in skin to keep it soft but strong. This way, you can always take care of your skin’s health this National Healthy Skin Month and beyond!
Loved discovering the truth about skincare with Dr. Coreen? Stay tuned for more enlightening and empowering SIS Sessions on Physiogel’s Facebook Page!
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