As the summer season unfolds and the sun shines brighter, prioritizing the health of our skin becomes increasingly crucial. However, with so much information available, it's important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to your summer skincare routine. To help guide you through this new season and ensure you're using an effective skincare regimen, we're here to debunk 10 common summer skincare myths. Join us as we uncover the truth and set the record straight!
Myth #1: You Don’t Need Sunscreen on Cloudy Days.
Fact: Clouds do not offer complete protection against harmful UV rays. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and damage your skin. This exposure may lead to sun damage, premature aging, and a higher risk of skin cancer. To shield your skin, you must apply sunscreen regardless of cloud cover. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an appropriate SPF, whether it's raining or the sun is shining.
Myth #2: You Don't Need a Moisturizer in Hot Weather.
Fact: A facial moisturizer is essential for hydrating and protecting your skin's barrier, even in warm weather. Find a lightweight, non-greasy formula that suits your skin type, such as our vegan probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer. Well-hydrated and balanced skin is better equipped to face the summer heat.
Myth #3: A Higher SPF Sunscreen Provides All-Day Protection.
Fact: No sunscreen can provide complete protection for the entire day. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) refers to the sunscreen's ability to protect against UVB rays, not the duration of protection. According to experts at John Hopkins Medicine, sunscreen should generally be reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. Don't be fooled by a higher SPF number; remember to regularly reapply sunscreen to ensure continued protection against harmful UV rays.
Myth #4: Using More Skincare Products Will Better Hydrate Your Skin.
Fact: While it's important to keep your skin hydrated, using an excessive number of skincare products can actually have the opposite effect. Layering too many products may overwhelm your skin, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Instead, opt for a simplified yet effective routine that includes hydrating products such as a non-stripping, gentle daily cleanser, a moisturizing toner, and a lightweight gel moisturizer. Always finish off your routine with a sunscreen that offers adequate SPF for optimal sun protection.
Myth #5: Wearing Makeup with SPF Is Enough Protection.
Fact: While makeup products with SPF offer some sun protection, they are usually not applied in large enough amounts to provide the level of protection stated on the packaging. We recommend using a separate broad-spectrum sunscreen with a higher SPF underneath your makeup. This additional step ensures that your skin receives the necessary level of sun protection, keeping it healthy and properly shielded from sun damage.
Myth #6: Sweating Clears Out Pores and Prevents Acne.
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, sweat does not “cleanse” the skin. In reality, if sweat is left on the skin, it can mix with oils and dirt, potentially leading to clogged pores and breakouts. To ensure proper cleansing, use a daily gentle cleanser. Our cloudcleanse cloud-whipped foam cleanser is an excellent choice to effectively remove sweat and impurities. For a deeper and more thorough cleanse, we recommend applying our makeupmelt cleansing balm beforehand. By using these two products consecutively, you can achieve a perfect double cleanse, leaving your skin clean, refreshed, and less prone to acne.
Myth #7: You Don't Need Sunscreen if You Have Darker Skin.
Fact: While people with darker skin have more natural protection against the sun, they can still experience sun damage. To safeguard your skin, incorporate sunscreen into your daily routine, regardless of your skin tone. We recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin against both UVA and UVB rays.
Myth #8: Oily Skin Doesn't Need a Moisturizer in the Summer.
Fact: All skin types require moisturization, even oily skin. Skipping a moisturizer can actually trigger increased oil production as the skin tries to compensate for the dryness, leading to a greasy complexion. To maintain balanced and refreshed skin, go for lightweight, oil-free moisturizers specifically formulated for summertime. Our probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer is a great option since it’s suitable for all skin types, including oily skin.
Myth #9: You Don't Need to Drink as Much Water in Hot Weather.
Fact: Staying hydrated is a must year-round, even in the summertime. Drinking plenty of water helps maintain healthy skin and overall well-being. So, remember to stay hydrated by sipping water throughout the day to keep your skin glowing from the inside out.
Myth #10: Serums Can Make Your Skin Greasy and Clog Pores in Hot Weather.
Fact: Serums are typically lightweight and absorb quickly into the skin, making them suitable for all seasons. To avoid any concerns about excess oil or acne, choose a facial serum that matches your skin type and is non-comedogenic. Look for oil-free or water-based serums that won't contribute to greasiness or pore congestion. Our glowshot supercharged hydrating serum is a must-try for the summer! It’s weightless yet powerful, improves skin tone, hydrates, and visibly reduces signs of aging. You can even wear it as a primer under makeup or blend it with your foundation for added hydration.
Have you fallen for any of these summer skincare myths? Don't worry, you're certainly not alone in believing them. But now that you know the truth behind these popular misconceptions, you can approach your summer skincare routine with confidence. Get ready for a summer filled with fun, sun, and healthy, glowing skin for all.