Biggest Skin Care Myths - Debunked

These days, it is hard to know what to believe when it comes to skincare. Old wife's tales, weird trends and hearsay comprise much of what we believe to be good or bad for our skin. Some tips that have no research backing them can be harmful for your skin; other times, routines that you have followed blindly for years may have zero impact on your skin health.

With so much being said by different people about what’s good or bad for your skin, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t. Therefore, we’ve debunked some of the biggest skin care myths to help set the record straight.


Myth #1: Oily Skin Doesn’t Need To Be Moisturised

Have you been told that you don’t need to moisturise because you have oily skin? Unfortunately, that’s a common myth. Regardless of your skin type, natural oils of your skin are removed after every wash. This leaves your skin vulnerable and unprotected resulting in loss of moisture plus an increase in oil production.

Replacing the moisture that’s been lost is key. Make sure you apply moisturiser daily to keep your skin hydrated. If you have oily skin, look for moisturisers with ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile or coconut oil. Don’t fear using oil on your skin. Remember, oil fights oil! Dawn range has a variant for every type of skin. A gorgeous glow is given with natural moisturisers and more natural oils. This is why each variant delivers up to 48 h moisture.

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Myth #2: Drinking More Water Is All You Need For Good Skin

Water is good for your skin and overall health, but it plays only a small part in improving the quality of skin. It is essential that you use skin care products that are suitable for your skin, as well as sunscreen, to protect yourself from harsh UV rays. Adding fruits, vegetables and healthy fats to your diet can also go a long way to improving your skin.

The Dawn range of lotions and creams caters for all skin types. Why? Because Dawn stands for confidence and for celebrating diverse beauty with natural ingredients. We provide a solution for every skin need from very dry skin (have a look at Dawn Shea Butter & Almond Oil body lotion to dull skin that needs rejuvenation, try our Dawn Special Musk & Jojoba Oil Body Lotion.

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Myth #3: Using Hot Water Will Open And Cleanse Your Pores

Another of the biggest skincare myths is this: showering or bathing in scorching hot water will open and cleanse pores. This will do more harm than good. Hot water can dehydrate your skin and cause it to produce more oil, which can trigger any existing sensitivity. It’s best to bath or shower in lukewarm water.


Myth #4: Your Makeup Has Enough Sfp To Protect You From The Sun

Most foundations have SPF in them, but they offer very little protection from the harsh African sun. Make sure to use sunscreen under your makeup for added protection. Also remember to put sunscreen on your hands and neck to prevent wrinkles and sunspots developing over time.

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Outshine The Rest With More Natural Oils

Although there are many myths about skin care doing the rounds, the best advice we can offer is to always keep skin moisturised and hydrated. The Dawn range has a variant for every type of skin. A gorgeous glow is a given with natural moisturisers and more natural oils. This is why each variant delivers up to 48 hours of moisture that leaves your skin feeling revived and deeply nourished so you can outshine the rest.