Common Skin Care Myths

There are many skin care myths that prop up every now and then, leaving us confused as to how to take care of our skin. But there are also some timeless beauty tips for face and other areas one should follow to avoid any problems related to all kinds of skin.

1. Tanning is safe

There are months in a year when we all love to sport the tanned look. But little do we know that the ultraviolet rays of the sun penetrate deep into the skin and cause permanent damage. The ultraviolet A and B rays cause premature aging and skin damage apart from skin diseases including cancer. It is highly recommended by dermatologists to always apply a good SPF sunblock whenever stepping out in the sun. Always apply a good natural face pack to soothe the skin, once you come back from the sun.

Face Pack To Remove Tanning

(1) Lemon & curd face pack


  • 1 tbsp CurdDabur Gulabari Rose Water
  • ½ tsp honey
  • Few drops of Dabur Gulabari Rose Water
  • 1-2 drops lemon juice


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and make a smooth paste
  • Massage the mix on the face for 5 minutes and then leave it on for another 5
  • Wash it off with cold water
  • Repeat this daily to remove tan from the affected area and get glowing skin. Read more on how to remove tan.

(2) Fruit pack


  • ½ tsp pulp of papaya Common Skin Care Myths
  • ½ tsp pulp of an apple
  • ½ tsp watermelon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3-4 drops lemon juice


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Apply the mix on the face and let it dry for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash it off the face with cold water
  • Repeat once a week for brighter & glowing skin

(2) Higher SPF leads to great sun care

Common Skin Care Myths

Thanks to advertisements, it is highly believed that higher the SPF the better the sunblock is. But this is far from the truth. The SPF on a sunscreen only refers to the amount of protection it provides from the harmful ultraviolet A, B and C rays. It does not shield us completely. A sunscreen lotion or cream consists of Mexoryl, oxybenzone, or avobenzone that helps in complete burning or pigmentation of skin to an extent. There are many home remedies for glowing skin one can follow using natural herbal ingredients that help in de-tanning as well.

(3) Applying soap on the face is enough

Common Skin Care Myths

It is also a common myth that if you apply just soap on the face, it is enough to retain the glow and radiance on the face. The truth is that no amount of just soap can give soft and smoothness to the skin.

It is very important to follow a daily skin care regime that includes scrubbing, cleansing, and toning that helps to make the skin healthy and free of acne and pimples.


(4) Facials are good for skin

Common Skin Care MythsIt is highly recommended by beauty experts that frequent facials are good for the skin. But the truth is far away from this reality. What they don’t tell you about are the long-term harmful effects these facials can have on your skin. They might help remove dirt and grime from the face but if you are thinking they would help you get rid of wrinkles or pimples, then probably you are in the wrong. Indulging in frequent facials robs your skin of its natural pH balance and glow. One should instead opt for therapies that include the use of natural ingredients for long-term benefits & radiant skin.

(5) Expensive skin care products work wonders Common Skin Care Myths

It is also a common belief that expensive skin care products are good for skin and can work wonders. But it is far from the truth as many studies have found that expensive products like anti-aging creams and gels only cost that much because of the big brands associated with them. It is always better to use natural products like gram flour (besan), curd, oats mixed with lemon juice to conduct a daily skin care ritual.

(6)Anti-aging creams wipe off wrinkles

Common Skin Care MythsAnother advertising gimmick that fools all of us, forcing us to spend thousands on expensive anti-aging creams, that finally does not do what it promises.

Anti-aging creams actually hydrate and moisturize the skin cells, keeping the skin soft and supple and make it look tight temporarily. Packed with retinol or tretinoin, the anti-aging creams penetrate the skin and increase its turnover for a short time. Even though they are good for fairness tips and anti-oxidants, no known long-term effects are documented.


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    1. True. Certain procedures are harmful than good. While they may seem to be working now, they could damage your skin in the long run.

  1. Perfectly listed and busted? That is the only reason I don’t visit a parlor for anything else except threading!! And how true about the anti-aging products 🙂 Honestly we can have a wonderful skin and a worthy skincare routine just from our kitchen?

    1. I am still learning to read ingredients and I am also seeing more and more budget brands which really deliver amazing results without harming the skin or hair.

    1. Finding the one to follow is difficult. Sometimes it is a combination of common sense and science that will lead us in the right direction.

  2. The sun is so beneficial (vitamin D) and also harmful to us so using a sunscreen every day even in winter is so important. I used to sunbathe when I was younger and I remember not using any SPF on my skin, I kick myself now for not using any. Beautiful post!! x


  3. I totally agree with all the points that you have mentioned above and I would like to laugh at the way brands claim the reduction of fine lines/wrinkles just with creams. Good article 🙂

  4. You have pointed out some good things. Thanks for sharing a quick recipe for remove tanning.

  5. Those are some really prevelant myths and the explanation for each one of them is just awesome. Thank you for breaking those myths.

  6. Oh my god! The facial myth busting was definitely an eye opener! I have never done a facial, now i am not doing that any soon

    1. We can’t always say facials are bad. But we are often pushed to do ones that may not suit us and it does more harm than good.

  7. Here I got some great tips which are really effective for my skin care. Thank you for sharing some common skin care myths. Good tips indeed!