Don't Be Fooled: Debunking 10 Winter Skincare Myths

As the winter chill sets in, so does the need for extra care in our skincare routine. But with loads of winter skincare tips online, figuring out what really works can be a bit overwhelming. Don't stress — we're here to help! In this blog, we'll break down 10 common winter skincare myths, so you can keep your skin looking its best all season long.

Myth #1: You Can Skip Sunscreen in Winter

Fact: Sunscreen is a must, even in winter. Despite the cold, the winter sun can still harm your skin, with snow reflecting up to 80% of UV rays. Protect your skin by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

Myth #2: Hot Water is Best for Hydration

Fact: While a hot shower may be tempting in chilly weather, it can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Opt for lukewarm water instead, and limit your shower time to 10-15 minutes. Afterward, pat your skin dry and dab on a moisturizer to lock in hydration.

Myth #3: All Oils Are Bad for Oily Skin

Fact: Contrary to popular belief, people with oily skin can actually benefit from using certain facial oils in cold weather. Jojoba oil and grapeseed oil, for example, can help regulate oil production and supply essential fatty acids to nourish the skin. It's important to choose non-comedogenic oils and apply them in moderation to prevent pore clogging.

Got oily skin? Check out our top product recommendations here!

Myth #4: There’s No Need to Exfoliate in Winter

Fact: Forget what you've heard — exfoliating in winter can be a game-changer if you do it right. Use a gentle facial exfoliator with hydrating ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid. This helps remove dead skin cells without stripping essential oils. We also suggest exfoliating just once or twice a week. That's enough to keep your skin barrier strong and avoid any extra dryness or sensitivity.

Our probiotics + papaya enzyme exfoliating powder is perfect for winter. It's non-abrasive and suits all skin types, even the sensitive ones. The mix of papaya enzymes, vegan probiotics, and botanical extracts gives you effective exfoliation without any harshness. Keep your skin touchably smooth and glowing effortlessly!

Myth #5: Moisturizers Can Replace Internal Hydration

Fact: Using moisturizers is important, but internal hydration matters too. Drinking water is crucial for overall skin health, especially during the winter when the air is dry and can dehydrate your skin more quickly. Aim for at least eight glasses a day to keep your skin hydrated and supple.

Myth #6: Using a Humidifier Isn’t Necessary

Fact: Central heating systems can lead to dry indoor air, causing your skin to lose moisture. While many believe humidifiers are only necessary in arid climates, using one during winter can help maintain optimal humidity (30-50%) and prevent your skin from drying out.

Myth #7: You Don't Need a Moisturizer if You Have Oily Skin

Fact: Every skin type needs hydration, including oily skin. Ensure a balanced and healthy complexion this winter by using oil-free, non-comedogenic moisturizers. Look for products like our probiotics + murumuru hydra surge moisturizer or probiotics + hyaluronic complex hydrating gel moisturizer, which provide instant and long-lasting hydration without clogging pores.

Myth #8: Skincare Always Deliver Instant Results

Fact: Remember, skincare is a long-term commitment. Visible changes may not happen overnight, but that doesn't mean the product isn't effective. Stay patient and stick to your winter routine consistently to achieve the best results.

Myth #9: Petroleum Jelly is the Ultimate Solution for Dry Skin

Fact: While petroleum jelly can create a protective barrier, it doesn't offer the necessary nutrients your skin needs. To keep dry winter skin hydrated, use facial moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, glycerin, or murumuru butter. These not only protect but also nourish your skin effectively.

Myth #10: Only Your Face Needs Winter Skincare

Fact: Your body needs care too. Apply a rich body lotion or cream to prevent dryness, especially on rough areas like elbows and knees.

By clearing up these winter skincare myths, you're not just helping your skin — you're also arming yourself with the right knowledge. Stick to what works, be consistent with your routine, and give your skin the TLC it needs. That's the key to seeing your skin thrive and radiate confidence this winter. You've got this!

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