Each person has (or should have) a personalized skincare routine. Although there are some obvious ideas about skincare routine such as removing your makeup before going to sleep, there are also other things that are assumed as true when they are not.

So today we’ll talk about 5 popular skincare myths.

# 1 There is only one right way that works for everyone.

The truth is that each skin is different, so there are different methods, products, and techniques to be used depending on the type of your skin.

Therefore, we must consider talking with an expert about the subject before starting any kind of treatment in order to determine what skin-care product or routine favors us according to our skin type.

# 2 You should get results immediately with any kind of skin-care routine

Do not expect immediate results. When you apply a new product, it is probable you won’t see any results for another month. According to StyleCaster: “the skin cell turnover cycle is around 21 days; and can be faster or slower depending on if you are a younger or older person,” or even on your skin system.

So just be patient. Skincare treatment takes its time. 

#3 Tanning is really bad for you

If you spend an excessive amount of time in a tanning booth or if you expose your skin without protection for a long time in the sun every day, obviously it could increase skin cancer risk.

However, as long as you take precautions such as applying and reapplying sunscreen, sunlight will benefit your skin, because it is crucial for the absorption of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is really good for your bones. Besides, it stimulates the immune system and improves your skin appearance.

#4 Skincare works from the outside in

Have you ever listened to the typical phrase “you are what you eat”? Well, the truth is that diet has a great impact on your overall health and the appearance of your skin.

A good skin-care treatment is not enough without a good diet, because the skin itself needs nutrients. So skincare is not only done from the outside in but from the inside out.

#5 Hot water is good for your skin 

The hot shower is a natural option to relax the muscles of your body, especially after a hard day at work.

However, although it is good at the moment, hot water could strip your skin of essential oils, which could affect its nutrients and then leave it too dry. In extreme cases, it can even irritate your skin.

Moderation is always recommended.