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Skincare myths: separating fact from fiction

Myth: Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin. Fact: While it's important to cleanse your skin properly at the end of the day, wearing makeup in moderation is not necessarily harmful to your skin

Myth: You should exfoliate your skin every day. Fact: Exfoliating your skin too often can actually strip it of its natural oils and cause irritation. It's best to exfoliate a couple of times a week, depending on your skin type

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Myth: Oily skin doesn't need moisturizing. Fact: Even oily skin needs hydration, as using a moisturizer can help to balance the skin's oil production. Look for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer

Myth: Sunscreen is only necessary on sunny days. Fact: Sunscreen should be worn every day, regardless of the weather, as UV rays can still penetrate clouds and cause damage to the skin

Myth: Popping pimples will help them go away faster. Fact: Picking at pimples can actually cause them to take longer to heal and can lead to scarring. It's best to let pimples run their course and use a spot treatment if necessary

Myth: All natural skincare products are better for your skin. Fact: While natural ingredients can be beneficial for the skin, it's important to read labels and research the ingredients in any skincare product before using it. Some natural ingredients can still be irritating or cause allergic reactions