6. Myth: All Alcohols in Skincare are Bad
Alcohols in skincare are diverse. While some, like denatured alcohol, can be drying, others like the fatty alcohols cetyl, hydroxystearyl, and stearyl, help with moisturization. These are also naturally derived from fats and oils in plants.
Understanding ingredient lists can help demystify these concerns.
7. Myth: Skin’s Aging Process Is Entirely Genetic
Genetics undeniably influence our skin, but it's only a part of the equation. External factors such as sun exposure, pollution, and lifestyle choices - think diet, stress, and sleep - play pivotal roles.
Adopting a balanced lifestyle and healthy skincare routine can substantially enhance skin health, no matter our genetic baseline.