Skincare has been one of the topics with the most content on digital platforms in recent years. Numerous companies have developed their own brand of cosmetics, giving bloggers, journalists and even influencers much to talk about.
The rise of cosmetics has also brought with it the interest of many people to recognize the needs of their skin, starting with the big question: what type of skin do I have? . Recognizing it, many people have shared their experience and, consequently, statements have been made about what works for them, and what doesn't, in their care routines. However, these claims have become widespread, leaving aside one of the most important points when it comes to caring for our skin: each experience is different.
The truth is that myths have been created that in today's OrglizBlog we want to dismantle, with the aim of continuing to fulfill our promise to take care of your skin, not only with quality products, but also with information that nourishes your knowledge about better skin care. the same.
Oily skin is the protagonist of this edition, one of the most common in our community, and for this we talked a little with Dr. Esmeralda Arredondo , Clinical Dermatologist, Cosmetic and Minor Surgery Specialist, to discuss some of the most common myths that we find on digital platforms about oily skin .
1. ''OILY SKIN SHOULD AVOID THE USE OF MOISTURIZING CREAMS''
All skin needs hydration, says Dr. Arredondo, ''what happens is that there are different types of moisturizers ''. Dehydrated skin is prone to appear oilier, he explains that "if you don't moisturize your skin, even if it's oily, the skin will try to compensate by producing more sebum."
2. ''YOU CAN DECREASE THE SIZE OF YOUR PORES''
And what a great controversy this myth has given, since many people affirm that the size of the pores can neither increase nor decrease, however, there have been many cases of people who share improvements in the appearance of their pores. To do this, Dr. Arredondo explains that "many times the pores are dilated as a result of impurities, sebum secretion or the patient's genetics", she also affirms that there are many treatments such as "peels, retinoids or microdermabrasion" but highlights the importance that they are carried out under medical supervision and that we always keep in mind that the time factor is key in this process.
3. ''IF YOUR CLEANSER DOESN'T TIGHTEN YOUR SKIN, IT IS NOT ELIMINATING THE OAT''
And with this we affirm that there is a false belief that a facial cleansing product is not good if it does not leave our face like new dishes that have just been washed with detergent. Dr. Arrendondo affirms that the most important thing in a facial cleanser is "that it does not contain detergent and that it is not abrasive", for this she explains that companies must take care of the final pH of the product since it must be compatible with our skin that "contrary to what many people think, the pH of the skin is acid, not neutral or alkaline" therefore there is an acid mantle that must be taken care of so that the skin can fulfill its function properly.
So we mention it again in other words, if your cleanser does not leave your skin tight, it does not mean that it is not fulfilling its function. The pulling effect depends a lot on the components of the product, Dr. Arredondo explains that "there are soaps that have salicylic acid and give that tightening effect on the skin, which is widely used in patients with acne, but there are also soaps that are for sensitive skins that have very noble components that, on the contrary, hydrate''.
4. ''HYALURONIC ACID CAUSES ACNE OUTBREAKS''
There are many factors involved in the presence of acne on our skin, including "there are acne medications that can cause breakouts," says Dr. Arredondo, therefore, to say that hyaluronic acid produces these consequences is to generalize on a very relative. We must be very attentive to the pathologies of our skin, therefore, if it is not healthy, it is advisable to go to the dermatologist to treat it properly, since, connecting with the myth, "in healthy skin, it does not cause acne breakouts On the contrary, it is an excellent drug for moisturizing the skin''.
5. ''SUNSCREENS ACCELERATE SEBUM PRODUCTION''
And for this myth it is important to keep in mind that the function of sunscreen is none other than to protect us from the damage caused by UV radiation. Dr. Arredondo compares these products to the choice of our favorite perfume: "there are different types... everything will depend on how the person likes to feel the texture of their skin." Of course, your choice may be based on the type of skin you have, for this, the formulations indicate the results you can obtain and for what type of skin its use is recommended.
It is very important to take our skin type into account when choosing sunscreen, since "there are patients who, if they are cream or very moisturizing, certain sunscreens can make their skin greasy or their makeup may rub off. run a little more, but there are different textures for all tastes'', so basically it's a matter of choosing according to the result we want to look for!
“In acne patients, I like to use oil controls, dry touches, and mattifiers,'' says Dr. Arredondo.
6. ''THE SUN HELPS DRY UP ACNE OUTBREAKS''
We must protect ourselves from the sun, which is why we dare to say that one of the most important products (if not the MOST) in our care routine is sunscreen, therefore it is a mistake to think that the sun could be a treatment for Acne, in fact, could worsen the condition of our skin, causing not only the acne not to disappear, but also, we have to look for products that help us treat the spots that it causes us.
''People can feel that it dries them up, but it's because the sun burns the skin in a general sense,'' says Dr. Arredondo.
7. ''ACNE DISAPPEARS AFTER ADOLESCENCE''
And for this myth we return to the theme that each skin is different and that the factors that trigger the condition are many, not only external, but also internal, "there is even a pathology that is adult acne," tells us the Dr. Arredondo. The good news is that for any of the stages in which you find yourself presenting an acne picture, there will always be a treatment, and our recommendation is that you always put your skin care in the hands of experts.
Taking care of the skin responsibly is one of the most important values for us at Orgliz, because health always comes first. Observe the changes that your skin presents, keep it healthy so that you can enjoy the confidence of feeling beautiful. If your skin has a condition that does not improve, nothing happens! there is always a solution, but please, do not base your care on rumors, seek advice and consult your doctor, it is the best way to take care of yourself not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
Tell us in the comments what myths have you heard about your skin type?