There is so much information available about skincare that it’s hard to know what to believe. For us at South Beach Skin Lab, our mission is to not only provide you the results you’ve dreamed of but to also educate you to make the best decisions for your skin.
Since knowledge is power, we’ve decided to bust one of the biggest myths in skincare to make sure you’re armed with the most accurate and up to date information when it comes to your personal routine.
Myth: You Skin Can Get Addicted To Moisturizer
Truth: Skin cannot become physically or psychologically addicted to moisturizer in the way a person can form an addiction to a substance.
In order for your skin to keep looking as vibrant as it did when you were younger, your skin needs hydration. Getting older means your skin naturally dries out and most of the time, it’s your brain convincing you that you NEED cream instead of letting you acknowledge that your skin simply thrives when properly hydrated.
What happens is your brain becomes accustomed to seeing you a certain way. Your skin looks visibly healthier and younger when you’re taking care of it properly and you are likely just noticing the difference on days you skip your routine.
What some people will assume is an “addiction” to their moisturizer is really just a dependence. When your skin is accustomed to a quality routine, it knows when it’s lacking nutrients and it reacts by accentuating wrinkles and dark spots.
Looking to cut out using a daily moisturizer? While we don’t advise it unless you’ve got an extremely oily skin type. If that’s the case, apply your cream only in the mornings and make sure you’re still cleansing twice a day with a nourishing cleanser like our Day & Night Olive Oil Cleanser.
If you’re looking for a long moisturizer, you want to make sure it’s as powerful for anti-aging as it is for hydration, so you can get the most out of a single application.
A day and night option like our Repair & Release Cream uses peptides like Matrixyl 3000 to erase wrinkles while you sleep and ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter help keep skin nourished and glowing all day long.
What is the craziest skin care myth you’ve ever heard? Share it with us in the comments below!