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We’ve heard them all at Tonic Day Spa over the years, so we thought it was time to address those common skincare myths once and for all.  Thankfully, our expert skincare team have revealed the truth behind the top skincare myths so you can confidently create a routine that will help your skin look its best. In this blog post, we’ll debunk the most common skincare myths and share tips from the team on how to get the most out of your skincare routine.

“I only ever use baby wipes on my skin”

If you’re guilty of using baby wipes to remove your makeup or just as a quick cleanser, it’s time to switch things up. While they may be convenient and gentle on babies’ bottoms, using them on your face can actually do more harm than good.

Firstly, most baby wipes contain harsh chemicals that can strip the natural oils from your skin. This can lead to dryness, irritation, and even breakouts. Additionally, baby wipes aren’t designed to fully remove makeup or impurities from your skin, meaning you could be leaving behind residue that can clog pores and cause more breakouts.

Instead of relying on baby wipes, opt for a proper cleanser that is specifically formulated for your skin type. Look for one that can effectively remove dirt, oil, and makeup without causing irritation or stripping your skin of its natural oils. Trust us, your skin will thank you in the long run!

“I only cleanse when I wear make-up”

Cleansing your skin is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. However, many people make the mistake of thinking that they only need to cleanse when they wear make-up. This couldn’t be further from the truth!

Your skin is exposed to a lot of environmental pollutants and toxins every day, and it’s important to cleanse your skin regularly to remove any build-up. Even if you don’t wear make-up, cleansing helps to remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

If you don’t cleanse regularly, your skin may start to look dull and tired, and you may notice more blackheads and breakouts. Cleansing also prepares your skin to better absorb the nutrients from the skincare products you use afterward.

When choosing a cleanser, make sure to pick one that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a gentle cleanser that won’t strip away too much natural oil. If you have oily skin, look for a cleanser that is designed to remove excess oil without over-drying.

So, remember to cleanse your skin every day – not just when you wear make-up! Your skin will be forever grateful!

Only Teenagers Get Acne – True or False

False! Contrary to popular belief, acne is not just a problem that plagues teenagers. While it is true that many adolescents experience acne due to hormonal changes, adults can also suffer from the condition. In fact, studies show that more and more adults are experiencing acne, with many women experiencing breakouts in their 30s and beyond.

So, why do people believe that only teenagers get acne? It could be because teenage acne tends to be more severe and visible, which can make it more noticeable. However, acne can occur at any age and is often caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, stress, and diet.

Additionally, there are different types of acne, such as hormonal acne, which can be triggered by changes in hormone levels. Women may experience hormonal acne during pregnancy, menopause, or when taking certain types of birth control pills.

It’s important to note that adult acne can be just as frustrating and challenging to treat as teenage acne. The good news is that there are many effective treatments available, from topical creams and gels to oral medications, and LED light therapy. If you’re struggling with acne, it’s always a good idea to consult with a skincare expert to find the best treatment plan for you.

Chocolate Causes Spots – Everyone Knows That!

Ah, the age-old myth that has been perpetuated for years. Many of us have been warned not to indulge in chocolate because it causes spots and breakouts. But is this really true?

The short answer is no, chocolate doesn’t cause spots. In fact, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. It’s likely that the belief stems from the idea that sugary foods and foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) can contribute to acne. However, chocolate doesn’t have a particularly high GI compared to other sweet treats, such as cake or ice cream.

The true culprit behind breakouts and acne is an overproduction of sebum, the oil that our skin naturally produces. When excess sebum clogs our pores, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause inflammation and pimples. This process is influenced by many factors, including hormonal changes, genetics, and lifestyle habits like stress and poor diet.

That being said, if you’re prone to breakouts, it’s still important to watch your chocolate intake and be mindful of your overall diet. Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods can exacerbate inflammation in the body, which can contribute to skin issues.

So, don’t feel guilty about indulging in a piece of chocolate every once in a while. Just make sure to prioritize a balanced and nutritious diet, drink plenty of water, and follow a consistent skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and clear.

The Order You Apply Your Skincare Products Doesn’t Matter

When it comes to skincare routines, there are a lot of different opinions about the order in which you should apply your products. Some people insist that there’s a specific order you must follow to get the best results, while others believe that the order doesn’t really matter.

The truth is that there’s no one right answer to this question. In general, it’s a good idea to apply your skincare products in order of texture, from lightest to heaviest. This helps ensure that each product can penetrate your skin properly and work as intended.

However, if you’re pressed for time or simply prefer a different order, it’s not going to be the end of the world. In fact, some experts believe that mixing up your routine can be beneficial for your skin, as it helps prevent your skin from becoming too reliant on one product.

So, what should you do? Ultimately, it’s up to you. As long as you’re using quality products that are suitable for your skin type and are applying them regularly, you should see some improvement in your skin’s health and appearance.

However, there are a few guidelines you should keep in mind when applying your products. First, always apply your sunscreen last – this ensures that it stays on top of your skin and can provide adequate protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Second, avoid applying products too close to your eyes or mouth, unless the products you’re using are specifically for these areas – as the skin around the eyes and mouth can be more sensitive and prone to irritation.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to find a routine that works for you and stick with it. With consistency and the right products, you’ll be on your way to healthy, glowing skin in no time.

Hopefully, you’ve learned something new from this blog. If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to your skin type, and the best products or treatments to use, our team of skincare experts are always available for a consultation.

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