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We Answer Some Of The Most Asked Skincare Questions

Skincare beginner or not, sometimes one simply has a long list of questions and not enough time to surf the internet and research about it. So, in an attempt to save time, energy and effort we compiled the most asked skincare questions on the internet. If you have a question (or two) it's likely that the answer is down below.

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Top 14 Most Asked Skincare Questions

Top 14 Most Asked Skincare Questions  

1. Is it important to moisturise?

A: Yes, every skin type needs a moisturiser. It helps to restore water in your skin, which improves the barrier function. Without proper moisturisation, your skin will be prone to acne, dryness, increased wrinkle development and sensitivity. A thick and creamy moisturiser works well for people with dry skin and those with oily/acne-prone/combination skin should pick a lightweight one.

2. Can I shrink my pores?

A. Pores are natural and allow your skin to breathe. That being said, you cannot ‘shrink’ their size or make them physically smaller. What you can do is minimise their appearance. Doing this will help to smoothen out your skin texture and give your complexion a major boost. Applying a toner twice in a day will refine your pores and keep them tight.

3. Is it too late to start wearing SPF?

A: It is never too late to start wearing SPF and protecting your skin. Sun safety will benefit your skin at any age. So, it is okay if you’re starting late, rather than not starting altogether.

4. Is it ok to pick spots?

 

A. No. Doing this can permanently damage your skin. Picking at hyperpigmented spots or scars disrupts the skin’s barrier, thereby adding to the problem rather than reducing it. A brightening ingredient like Vitamin C or Niacinamide will help reduce discolouration and fade these spots over time.

5. How important is it to wear SPF every day?

A. Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best ways to protect your skin’s appearance and overall health. When applied every day, it shields your skin from sunburn, sun tan, premature signs of ageing and even certain types of skin cancers. One must always apply it at least 20 minutes before stepping out in the sun.

6. Is it necessary to cleanse my face every day, morning and night?

A. Cleansing your face twice a day is the thumb rule. It refreshes and energises your skin in the morning and helps free your face from dirt and debris in the evening. The right cleanser will gently cleanse your skin without stripping away any natural moisture from your skin. Our range of 100% soap-free cleansers will help you there.

7. Can I wash my face with water?

A. You can use just water to cleanse your face post a workout or to refresh during the day. However, it is not advised to replace a face wash with just water to cleanse your face.

8. How to introduce exfoliating ingredients in my routine?

A. Chemical exfoliators are quite potent and can help you target skin concerns. Because of this, you should apply them only 1-2 times a week. It is also of important to remember that you shouldn’t layer these ingredients together, as it can potentially damage your skin’s barrier.

9. How can I determine my skin type?

A. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser and then gently pat dry. Do not apply any skincare product and wait for 30-40 minutes. If you have an overall shiny face, your skin is oily. If your T-zone appears shiny while the rest of the face is normal, you have combination skin. If your skin feels a little tight you have dry skin.

10. Should I change my skincare routine with each season?

A. Ideally yes. The changing weather conditions require a routine that adapts to your skin’s needs. For example, your skin might love light-weight formulations during summers, but something more nourishing and creamy during winters.

11. Should I still use a moisturiser if I have oily skin?

A. Yes! Oily skin needs more water aka a hydrating moisturiser to balance the excess sebum production. In the absence of a moisturiser, your skin will end up producing more oil to make up for the loss of water. Pick a lightweight and quick-absorbing moisturiser that suits your skin without making it greasy.

12. Does drinking water really help obtain a clear skin?

A. Drinking at least 2-3 litres of water everyday helps flush out toxins from the blood, which helps improve your skin tone and overall complexion.

13. Can I still get sunburned if I'm wearing makeup with SPF?

If you’re out and about most of the day and not reapplying sunscreen every 2-3 hours, you might get sunburnt. For continued and optimum protection against sun’s UV rays, make sure that you’re applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 50. 

14. Can over-the-counter acne treatments have the same effect as prescription ones?

A. Over-the-counter acne treatments are effective but much gentle as compared to prescription medication. Because of this they might take longer to exhibit results, but can be used without doctor’s supervision.

Rhea Shah
Written by Rhea Shah on Mar 05, 2024
Rhea has banked on her passion for writing and beauty to be where she is today. When she isn't looking up fancy synonyms for simple words aka working, she is either traveling, making travel plans, or exploring a new restaurant.
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