Facial care: could these beliefs be false?
Belief: Your skin becomes addicted to moisturising
Certainly not. Your skin does not adjust to the care you give it by reducing its moisture and lipid production. Creams only balance out the lack of these and strengthen our skin’s natural protective layers.
Belief: You can use a towel for a face massage
Absolutely false. You need to be careful when drying your face. Gently dab your face with a towel after cleansing it. This may take longer, but it puts your skin under less stress.
Belief: Exfoliating dries out the skin
Not at all. Exfoliating gently removes impurities and dead skin cells, stimulates cell regeneration and increases the blood circulation in the top layers of skin. It also reduces excess oil, without disrupting the skin’s balance or drying it out.
Belief: Toothpaste helps relieve spots
Not a good idea! Some toothpastes contain zinc and do indeed have a drying and anti-inflammatory effect. But many also contain fluorine and menthol. These ingredients irritate the skin and may even make spots worse.