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Debunking Common Skincare Myths: What Really Works

Debunking Common Skincare Myths: What Really Works

In today’s media-driven world, skincare myths are everywhere. It’s so easy for misinformation to spread, resulting in many well-meaning people following the wrong advice and potentially causing harm to their skin.

Want to make sure that you know what’s what when it comes to your skincare routine? Read on as Venofye debunks some of the most common skincare myths out there.

Myth: Acne Breakouts Stop Once You’re an Adult

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Many of those who suffered from acne breakouts as a teenager often hold on to the hope that those breakouts will stop once they emerge through puberty…only to be disappointed to discover that acne continues to plague them through adulthood. In fact, you don’t need to have had acne as a teen to experience adult acne – it often affects people in their 20s and 30s who have never had a pimple before.

The good news is that adult acne is often easier to deal with than teenage acne. This is partly due to how the hormones tend to settle at this stage in life, plus there are also more options for medications when it comes to erratic hormonal fluctuations.

As an adult, you’ll also have a better understanding of how your skin works and what your acne-prone skin needs. You won’t mind spending time hunting for the perfect exfoliator or acne treatment, recognizing that your diligence will pay off in the long run.

Myth: Natural Ingredients Are Better Than Synthetic Ingredients

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One of the biggest skincare myths out there is that natural skincare ingredients are better than synthetic alternatives. This is a misconception perpetuated by the general movement toward sustainability and natural living. While there’s nothing wrong with this at all, it’s important to consider what makes an ingredient better in your own personal opinion before deciding whether to go natural, synthetic, or a mix of both.

For example, when it comes to performance, both natural and synthetic ingredients have their place in skincare. There’s no denying that botanical extracts are loaded with skin-loving antioxidants, but there’s also no getting away from the fact that some synthetic ingredients surpass natural options. Sodium hyaluronate is one, with this compound revered for how it hydrates the skin more effectively than most other ingredients. Give it a try for yourself with the Venofye Iron Bee Boosting Serum!

In terms of being friendly to the environment, natural products don’t always win out. Some are grown or harvested in very unsustainable ways. Plus, let’s not forget about the carbon footprint involved in processing those natural ingredients and then transporting them around the world. In comparison, a lab-produced synthetic alternative has very little impact on the environment. It will also be more stable, making your skincare more consistent.

Myth: Drinking More Water Will Help With Dry Skin

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While some skin myths are hard to believe, this one is understandable. After all, if your skin is dry, surely hydrating it from within by drinking more water will help?

If you believe this myth, then you’re likely confusing dryness with dehydration. Sure, if your skin is dehydrated, which is pretty common among those with dry skin, drinking more water and ramping up your body’s hydration levels will help with your skin too. However, dry skin isn’t caused by a lack of moisture. Instead, it’s down to a lack of sebum.

If you’re looking for a way to counter the look of dry skin, a rich moisturizer that contains plenty of emollient and occlusive ingredients, like the Venofye ViperLift Bio Cream, is what you need. Aim to moisturize your skin at least twice a day. If your skin is particularly dry, give it another coating during the day. You may also want to consider double moisturizing, which is when you layer two moisturizers over each other.

Myth: The More You Cleanse Oily Skin, the Better

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If you have oily skin, you’ll be all too familiar with how excess oil can sometimes seem to build up on the skin so quickly. Not long after you’ve cleansed, your skin starts to take on a greasy sheen, with your face only becoming even shinier as the hours go by.

So, it’s only natural to want to cleanse your skin more often in an attempt to keep your complexion grease-free. However, doing so will only have the opposite effect. Sure, each cleanse will remove excess oil, but it will also strip away some of your skin’s natural protective barrier. Compromising this can cause the skin to increase oil production, leaving your skin even greasier in the long run.

In order to beat this cycle, you’ll need to limit yourself to cleansing just twice a day. Ideally, use a gentle cleanser too, like the Venofye Blossom Bee Clarifying Cream Cleanser. Rather than damaging your skin barrier, it will leave that all-important layer feeling fortified.

Myth: Eye Creams Don’t Work


When it comes to eye creams, many are skeptical. It doesn’t help that they hear about skin myths like this one, claiming that eye creams don’t work and aren’t necessary.

The truth? This myth can sometimes be true. Some skincare brands simply repackage a regular moisturizer as an eye cream. However, others create formulas specifically for the delicate skin around the eyes. This area experiences skin concerns that the other parts of the face don’t have to deal with. From the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness, and shadows, it only makes sense to turn to dedicated products to tackle the visibility of these unique issues.

So, while some eye creams don’t work, others most certainly do. For an eye cream that you can rely on, check out the Venofye Royal Jelly Bee Eye Firming Cream. This cream provides an array of ingredients that are beneficial for the thin skin around the eyes. Use it regularly and your eye area will soon look firmer, smoother, and brighter!

Myth: It’s Possible to Shrink Your Pores

One of the most perpetuated skincare myths out there is that pores can be shrunk. However, this is completely false. The physical size of your pores is determined by your genes. There’s nothing that can be done to change this.

However, sometimes, pores can look larger and darker than they really are due to sebum, dirt, and other impurities lodging themselves in pore openings. This stretches those openings out, making the pores look wider and deeper.

Keeping your skin clean and regularly exfoliated will go a long way in preventing this. At the same time, make sure that you don’t irritate your skin in any way. Inflammation will only make your pores look more noticeable!

Myth: You Only Need SPF When You’re Outside


When it comes to dangerous skincare myths, this one takes the cake. With that said, it’s easy to understand why many people think that you only need to wear SPF when you’re outside. After all, if you’re spending the day indoors or in your car, then the sun won’t be able to reach you, right?

Wrong. UV rays are incredibly powerful, so much so that over 50% of UVA rays penetrate through glass. UVA rays are the ones that are primarily responsible for premature aging. Even if you’re several feet away from a window, your skin is still in danger as those rays will be able to reach you without a problem.

The same applies to when you’re in a car. Although most windshields will have UVA filters, the other windows in your car, from the side windows to the back windows to the sunroof, will still allow those rays to make their way in.

This is why it’s so important to incorporate an SPF product into your daily skincare routine, even if you aren’t planning on spending time outdoors. If you prefer to keep your skincare routine simple, look for an SPF moisturizer, so that you can combine the moisturizing and sun protection steps of your routine into one. The Venofye Orchard Bee Brilliance Cream SPF 30 would be a great choice!

Myth: If a Product Tingles When Applied to the Skin, This Means It’s Working

Have you ever applied a skincare product to your skin only to then feel your skin tingling or slightly stinging? 

Look this up and many sources will tell you that this is a sign that the product is working. However, this is just another one of the skincare myths that you shouldn’t believe.

If your skin feels tingly after applying a product, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is your skin cells revitalizing themselves. Instead, it’s the opposite – your skin is responding in a negative way. The tingling means that your skin is experiencing irritation. It’s reacting to one (or more) of the ingredients in the product that you’ve just applied. Those ingredients could even be damaging your skin!

The best way forward, if you’re experiencing a tingly reaction, is to try to figure out why your skin isn’t happy with that product. If you’re able to identify which ingredients your skin is irritated by, you’ll be able to make better skincare choices in the future.

Myth: Your Skincare Routine Needs to Be Long in Order to Be Effective

When the Korean 10-step routine hit the headlines, many started to believe that a skincare routine needs to be long and complex in order to be effective.

However, this isn’t true at all. In fact, for most people, less is more when it comes to skincare! Sure, the 10-step routine may work for some but it’s definitely not essential. If you prefer to keep your skincare routine short and sweet, then go ahead and do just that!

There are only a few steps that are absolutely vital. The first is cleansing. Doing this will allow your other skincare products easier access to your skin cells. Then, you’ll need to moisturize, no matter your skin type. Finally, finish with sun protection during the day and you’re good to go!

Debunking Skincare Myths With Venofye

It’s so easy to believe some of the skincare myths out there. However, doing so could end up damaging your skin in the long run. Instead, when you hear a piece of skincare advice, it’s always worth doing some extra digging to find out more about the source of that information so that you can determine whether or not that advice is truly worth following.

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