Debunking Common Misconceptions Surrounding Skincare

Debunking Common Misconceptions Surrounding Skincare

Skincare is a vital part of maintaining healthy and glowing skin. However, with misleading information on the internet and advertising placements, many have certain misconceptions when it comes to applying the proper skincare tips and practices.

Although distinguishing fact from myth might be challenging, proper research and consultation with skincare experts can help in providing you with accurate information. In this article, we will debunk some common skincare myths to help you make informed decisions about your skin. 

Myth 1: Exfoliating every day is necessary

Exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, but it should not be done every day. Over-exfoliation can damage your skin and cause inflammation, leading to redness, dryness, and sensitivity.

Excessively exfoliating

Depending on your skin type, you should exfoliate once or twice a week and use gentle exfoliating products suitable for your skin type.

Do: Exfoliate regularly

Take the BeKind Hydro Renewal Peel, for instance – the product is a gentle yet deep-cleansing exfoliating gel, suitable even for sensitive skin. It helps nourish and soothe the skin, tighten pores, and reduce irritation and inflammation.

Myth 2: Tanning is good for your skin

Most people believe tanning is a healthy and effective method of getting vitamin D and achieving a healthy glow. However, tanning can cause significant damage to your skin, including premature ageing, wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. It is best to avoid tanning altogether and use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. 

Daily SPF

Myth 3: Oily skin doesn’t need moisturiser

People with oily skin often avoid using moisturisers, thinking it will make their skin oilier. However, this is not true. Moisturising is essential for all skin types, including oily skin. A lightweight, oil-free moisturiser can help balance your skin’s moisture levels and prevent excess oil production.

Oily skin doesn't need moisturiser

Myth 4: You don’t need to worry about anti-ageing until you’re older

You don't need to worry about anti-ageing until you're older

It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin and preventing signs of ageing. In fact, you should start early as it helps slow down the ageing process and keeps your skin youthful and healthy for longer. Use products with antioxidants, such as vitamin C, keep your skin hydrated, and wear sunscreen daily to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Facial treatments

You could also consider treating your skin with anti-ageing facial treatments in Singapore to keep your skin vibrant and healthy. My Cozy Room offers ultimate anti-ageing facials suitable for all skin types, leaving you with surgical-like results while taking care of your skin texture and elasticity.

Myth 5: You only need sunscreen on sunny days

You only need sunscreen on sunny days

Sunscreen is not just for sunny days. UV rays can penetrate through clouds, and your skin can still be damaged even on overcast days. It is important to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. Therefore, the best solution for your skin is to use products that provide long-lasting protection against UV radiation, such as the BeKind Sunshield SPF50.

Myth 6: You don’t need to use eye cream 

You don't need to use eye cream

The skin surrounding your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face, making it more prone to wrinkles, fine lines, and puffiness. Using an eye cream can help nourish and hydrate this area, preventing premature ageing and keeping your eyes looking youthful and bright.


Many skincare myths can cause more harm than good to your skin. It is important to do your research and consult with a facial therapist or skincare professional to determine the best skincare routine for you. Remember to always read labels, avoid harmful practices, and prioritise your skin’s health and well-being.

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