Skincare Misconceptions Busted: Our Estheticians Set the Record Straight

Jun 14, 2023

In the world of skincare, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can lead to confusion and misinformation. It's time to separate fact from fiction and debunk some of the most common skincare myths. Today, we will dive into these myths and provide explanations from our leading estheticians to set the record straight. 

Myth: "Oily skin doesn't need a moisturizer."

Debunked: All skin types, including oily skin, require moisturization. Skipping moisturizer can actually lead to an overproduction of oil as the skin tries to compensate for the lack of hydration. 

Use the haia "I am Brilliant" Arnica Prebiotic Mattifying Moisturizer - an ultralight, oil-free, matte moisturizer designed to support the skin’s natural microbiome balance with an infusion of prebiotics and Lactococcus Ferment. Alpine botanicals – Edelweiss, Alpine Willow Herb and Lilac – work to refine pores and sufficiently hydrate to prevent hyper sebum production while addressing the conditions which give rise to problem and hormonally imbalanced skin.

Myth: "Exfoliating every day is necessary for smooth skin."

Debunked: Over-exfoliating can damage the skin's protective barrier and cause irritation. The frequency of exfoliation depends on your skin type and the type of exfoliator used. Gentle exfoliation 2-3 times per week is generally sufficient to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother complexion. Adjust your exfoliation routine based on your skin's response. 

A fan favorite amongst industry estheticians for weekly exfoliation is the haia "I am Resilient" Multi Fruit Acid Enzymatic Exfoliant a multi fruit acid exfoliating treatment featuring Blueberry, Orange, Lemon and Maple Sugar. These actives are microblended with Pumpkin Enzymes, Willow Bark, Lactic Acid and Fossil Peeling Powder to mechanically, and enzymatically resurface, brighten and smooth the skin.

Myth: "It's okay to skip your bedtime routine."

Debunked: Your bedtime skincare routine is essential for maintaining healthy skin. During sleep, your skin undergoes a repair and regeneration process. Skipping your nighttime routine deprives your skin of vital nourishment and can lead to dullness, breakouts, and premature aging. Ensure you cleanse your skin, apply appropriate serums or treatments, and moisturize before bedtime for optimal skin health. 

To take your bedtime beauty routine up a notch, and use the haia "I am Intelligent" Natural Retinol Remodeling + Brightening Treatment as a leave-on overnight restorative treatment. this nature-inspired retinol, and ECM remodeling and brightening treatment employs multi-functional actives – Kakadu, Illawarra, and Burdekin Plums, Gallic Acid, and the highly-prized Dragon’s Blood – to help stimulate the skin’s inherent repair mechanisms for maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance. 

Myth: "Anti-aging products can reverse wrinkles completely."

Debunked: While anti-aging products can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, they cannot completely eliminate them. Consistent use of skincare products and a healthy lifestyle can help minimize signs of aging. 

Using a lineup like the Age-Optimizing & Cellular Health Collection can help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help boost skin firmness, and support your skin throughout the inevitable aging process. 

Remember, consistency in your skincare routine, proper layering of products, and using specialized products for specific areas like the eye area are all essential for optimal skin health. It's time to say goodbye to skincare myths and embrace evidence-based practices for healthy, radiant skin. 

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