10 Skincare Myths Debunked | Clozette

Ask any beauty insider the secret to healthy, beautiful skin and they will tell you that it’s all about having a good skincare regimen in place. The belief is that following a daily skincare regimen in the morning and at night is the best defence against radicals, keeping your skin clean, fresh, healthier and younger in the long run. But is that all, or is there more?

We bust 10 skincare myths you need to know that might help you boost your daily beauty routine.

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Myth #1: Your skin is not a sponge



Your skin may not be a sponge, but it certainly acts like it when it comes to absorbency. Just like a sponge, your skin does not absorb as much moisture when dry as compared to when it is wet - surprising but true. For a unique ‘wet sponge’ effect, we look to Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturiser range, which works to keep your skin softer and suppler to enhance the benefits of your next skincare steps.
Myth #2: Your skin doesn’t get sick



Sure, your skin can’t sneeze, but it can catch an allergy (think itching, rashes and blemishes) from your skincare products as quickly as you can say “ah-choo!”. To avoid that, look to products formulated without known allergens. Clinique’s product formulations are tested 12 times on 600 people to ensure that their products are free from known allergens - perfect for every skin type, even for problem-prone skin.


Myth #3: All soap formulations are drying



If you think that soap-based formulations are drying for the skin, you haven’t tried Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. This dermatologist-developed liquid facial soap keeps your skin comfortably clean and refreshed, and never leaves your skin feeling taut and dry.


Myth #4: Gentle means it’s not effective



Our skin becomes more fragile as we age, and massaging our face with our hands may not be as delicate and effective as it should be. Pair up your skincare regimen with an electronic cleansing device. We’re using the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - this gentle giant tackles all our cleansing needs in a mere 30 seconds.


Myth #5: Achieving glowy skin takes time



Not with the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. A quick and effortless 60-second helps you polish out your skin’s natural radiance. This is DIY facial at its optimum.


Myth #6: Great skin comes with a lengthy daily skincare regimen



Cue the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System - an easy, fuss-free routine that covers all bases to healthy, gorgeous skin. With its targeted treatment for even the most uneven, dull or dry skin, all it really takes is three steps, three minutes, two times a day and your skin will thank you for it.


Myth #7: Your skin accommodates to your skincare products



Don’t ever let this get into your head - your skincare products should always accommodate to your skin type and needs. Because skincare is never one-size-fits-all, the entire Clinique 3-Step Skincare System routine, from its cleanser and exfoliator to its moisturiser, can be specifically tailored to suit your skin type through various strengths and bases. Your skincare routine should always be yours - and yours alone.


Myth #8: More is better



The general misconception is that having more ingredients in a product is more beneficial to the skin. Wrong. An arsenal of ingredients can, in fact, increase your chance of an allergic reaction. Always choose products, like Clinique’s concentrated skin remedies, that are powered by as little ingredients as possible. After all, you only need these many potent ingredients to keep your skin in check.


Myth #9: Cleansing my face is enough



Cleansing your face helps you get rid of excess oil and dirt on your skin, but surprise surprise: it’s not always 100 percent. That’s where exfoliation and the Twice A Day Clinique Clarifying Lotion comes in. Use the clarifying lotion with a cotton pad and witness its power. It delicately scrubs away your grub to make way for visible luminosity.


Myth #10: Simple is too basic



It’s a simple 3-step skincare routine and the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System is dermatologist-developed, remarkably customisable to your skin requirements, and absolutely suitable for Asian skins.

Retail Prices: 
• Liquid Facial Soap: S$35.00
• Twice A Day Clarifying Lotion, I, II, III, IV, 200ml S$39.00
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ 50ml, 125ml / S$28,S $60
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 50ml/ 125 ml / S$28, S$60


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Frequent late nights and insufficient sleep can lead to dark undereye circles that make you look haggard, tired, and clearly looking like you need to take a long nap. So for those days when you need to "fake" looking awake and fresh; or just want to brighten your undereye area, a good concealer and a spot-on concealing technique is your best friend. 


Need a little help in that department? Watch as Sonya from Style School on ClozetteTV shares her tips and tricks for hiding those dark circles under the eyes.



Click next to see our favourite undereye concealers >>
Kate Somerville 'IllumiKate' Concealing Eye Cream



This Concealing Eye Cream banishes dark circles and smooths wrinkles thanks to its dual-delivery of an eye cream and concealer in one beautiful package. The lightweight formula blends easily and fights visible signs of aging while minimizing imperfections. 


Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Concealer


This anti-ageing concealer helps cover dark circles and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and flaws. The creamy long-wearing coverage blends easily into the skin without creasing or caking.


Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer


This lightweight crème formula creates the look of flawless skin all day. It is infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and makes blending easy. It has a luminous finish, is transfer-resistant, and provides medium coverage that won't slip, slide, or melt away. 


MAC 'Pro Longwear' Concealer



This lightweight fluid concealer provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Its formula lasts up to 15-hours and is great for concealing and correcting the look of under-eye circles.


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer



Coveted for its luxurious texture and luminous finish, this Radiant Creamy Concealer evens skin with its lightweight formula that is easy to blend and buildable to medium-to-high coverage. It is also enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light-diffusing technology.


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Nowadays, there are so many skin care products out in the market that we tend to overlook the important factors of choosing the right one. Sometimes our choices are overshadowed by packaging, fragrance, and various marketing spiels. We forget that taking care of our skin is much more scientific than how it's actually presented in media. 


Watch what skin expert Dr. Joyce Lim has to say about  choosing the right products for you. 



It's vital to keep our skin in tip top condition because it is in fact, the biggest organ of our bodies. Whatever our skin goes through is also felt by other parts of our body. Thus, it is important to consider 3 factors for a product to be worthy of your skin. 

Look For Active Ingredients



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If you're really dedicated to beauty and health, you must learn how to look beyond the packaging and read the ingredients of the product. They should contain active ingredients that address your skin goals.  So if you want to treat acne look for Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, Tea-tree oil, and Sulfur.  If you want to fight signs of skin aging look for active ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Retinol, and Niacinamide. The list goes on, you just need a little research to ensure you're buying one that suits your skin's needs. 



Labeled as "Dermatologically Tested"



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This may not be a big deal to some but it is to us. Labels such as "clinically proven" or "dermatologically tested" means that the product is recommended by dermatologists. They are skin experts by profession, thus looking for products with their "seal" means that it is a product that's safe to use. 



Manufactured By A Reputable Brand



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Although there are tons of brands out there, there's a reason why big brands remain the top players in skin care--they know their stuff and are trusted by many. These brands have been creating effective products for a long time and we can definitely entrust our skin to them. 



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