It is time to set the record straight. Thanks to the internet and social media, there is a lot of skincare information and advice that is being shared online. This can be a good and a bad thing, as a lot of the information is conflicted or simply not true. Even with scientific information being more accessible, certain myths continue to pervade. Let us debunk the most common skincare myths, once and for all.
MYTH 1: Sensitive skin is the result of an allergic reaction.
FACT: Some cases of sensitive skin occur because of an allergy but, more frequently, it develops because the r skin is overreactive, not truly allergic. Skin reactivity may be caused by emotional factors, illness, medication, unsuitable products, major dehydration, or environmental pollutants.
MYTH 2: Sensitive skin only occurs with dry skin.
FACT: Dry skin is frequently sensitive. However, if the sensitivity is due to overactivity or an allergy, any skin type, dry, oily, or combination skin, can become sensitized.