Debunking Skincare Myths: Mums, Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin?

Debunking Skincare Myths: Mums, Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin?

We dispel common skincare myths and explain how the whole family can attain healthy skin.

There are so many skincare tips being passed around, but a shocking number of them are not true. They are just skincare myths. Even if you try your best to follow skincare techniques you believe are good for your skin, you may actually be causing damage. Oh no!

Debunking Skin Myths: Knowing The Truth About Skincare

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Let’s set the record straight. The skin is the largest organ in the body, so it’s best to learn how to take care of it properly. Don't worry, mummy! We’ll debunk common skincare myths and help you find a cleanser that is perfect for your whole family.

Myth #1: Scrubbing Is Good

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You may have heard that to have great skin, you must exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and brighten up your complexion. However, it’s not for everyone, and doing it too much and too often can do more harm than good.

Vigorously scrubbing your face and body with abrasive cleansing devices or products can damage your skin and healthy cells, cause redness, worsen skin problems, and lead to acne breakouts.

Using a mild cleanser, and rubbing gently in a circular motion is good enough to clean your face or your body. No scrubs needed!

Myth #2: Your Face Should Feel Tight and Squeaky-Clean

You’ve probably tried a popular facial cleanser before that made your face feel tingly and tight afterwards. Did it make you think that your skin was getting more youthful? Be warned, mums! That sensation is deceiving. That “tightness” is actually your skin’s cry for help.

Skin care fact: That tightening sensation and squeaky-clean feeling are signs that you’ve actually washed off the natural oils that are vital for good skin health. And that’s definitely not good.

Your skin has a natural barrier that keeps it moisturised and supple. Remember: Gentle skin cleansing is better than squeaky clean. Healthy skin should naturally feel soft and moisturised after cleansing.

Myth #3: Fragrant = Fresh and Clean

Just because it smells good, it doesn’t mean it’s good for your skin! Nice-smelling products don’t make your skin any cleaner or healthier.

And if you think that means fragrances are harmless, think again. Fragrances, chemicals, and other ingredients that are added to beauty products can cause irritation, dryness, and trigger allergies. You definitely don’t want that!

So be wary of cleansers and moisturisers with added ingredients that will not be beneficial to your skin. Read the package label carefully and watch out for words like ‘parfum’, or ‘added fragrance’.

When it comes to your children, fragrances can not only irritate baby’s skin and cause allergies, inflammation and dermatitis, they can also affect baby’s breathing! So it's best to avoid scented skincare products and choose a mild cleanser for your family.

Myth #4: Foaming Is Awesome for Cleaning

Foam and bubbles may make you think that your cleanser is effective at cleaning your skin. After all when it foams, it looks like it is doing something, and it’s fun. Foam is usually from the soap ingredient added to cleansers. However, this can actually dry out your skin even more, especially if it is sensitive.

Choose a gentle skin cleanser that doesn’t contain soap. A good cleanser doesn’t need to foam up for it to do its job of cleaning and moisturising.

What Should Healthy Skin Look and Feel Like?

Now that we’ve dispelled these skincare myths, we can move on to learning how healthy skin should look and feel.

One of the signs of healthy skin is even and consistent skin tone all over the body, without visible breaks on the surface. Skin should also look moisturised, not dry and flaky. It should feel smooth, but not greasy. Furthermore, it should feel warm to the touch, not hot, and there should be no visible signs of inflammation or redness.

Debunking Skincare Myths: Mums, Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin?

How to Attain Healthy Skin

Clean, soft, and healthy skin can be yours by using a gentle cleanser and following proper skincare techniques.

Debunking Skincare Myths: Mums, Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin?

As loving mums, we want the best skincare products for our family. That’s why it’s wise to choose a mild cleanser that is beneficial for everyone, from you to your baby.

Debunking Skincare Myths: Mums, Do You Really Know How To Take Care Of Your Skin?

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (GSC) has a soap-free, and fragrance-free formula that cleanses without causing irritation. It gently cleans without stripping the skin’s natural barrier, protecting and moisturising your family’s skin.

Whether you have normal, dry, sensitive, or oily skin, you can use Cetaphil as it’s suitable for ALL skin types.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is versatile. You can easily use it anytime, anywhere. Great thing is it can be used with or without water!

 Using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser with Water

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To cleanse thoroughly, apply the cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Then simply rinse off with clean water.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is pH-balanced and clinically proven to be non-irritating. With every use, Cetaphil helps restore the skin barrier giving you moisturised, supple, and healthy skin.

Using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Without Water

Cetaphil can be quite handy when you’re out and about with the whole family. Energetic kids can easily get dirty running and playing. It’s a good thing then that you can use Cetaphil to clean them up even when there’s no water faucet in sight.

To use, wipe off visible dirt like mud and dust with a soft cloth, then apply a liberal amount of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser on the skin and rub gently. Remove excess with cloth, leaving a thin film on the skin.

You can also use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to remove makeup without worrying about drying out skin.

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is well recommended by dermatologists. Last year, a study done with the Home Tester Club (HTC) in Malaysia shows that women agree that Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser can gently cleanse and moisturise without stripping off the skin’s natural barrier. And as Cetaphil is Malaysia’s No. 1 dermatological skincare brand, you can trust them to help you take care of your family.

Cetaphil caters to your little one’s skin care needs, too. Cetaphil Baby is recommended by pediatricians since it is hypoallergenic, tear-free, and paraben-free. Made specifically for baby’s young and delicate skin.

Let go of old notions and forget the skincare myths of yesteryear. Now, you know how to achieve healthy skin.

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