We’ve heard them all before – Don’t sleep on your stomach or you’ll get wrinkles! Put cucumbers over your eyes to ease bags! Start using anti-age cream before age 30 or else it will be too late! – But what’s true and what’s a myth?!
Here’s an easy one: “Eating chocolate causes pimples.” That’s a myth! It’s not the chocolate itself but actually the sugar in the chocolate that spikes insulin, ultimately causing breakouts. Don’t give up your chocolate yet, ladies, but do be mindful of your sugar intake.

There are tons of myths about what’s good and what’s bad for your skin, so let us set the record straight.

You only need sun protection to prevent hyperpigmentation. Not true! In addition to sunscreen, you also need a pigment-inhibiting serum, antioxidant-boosting products and an exfoliant such as Auspect’s Exfol +, which provides skin resurfacing without drama or trauma.

Vitamin A causes photosensitivity. Nope! Vitamin A only causes photosensitivity when used during the day without sun protection, or when it’s overused.

Higher SPF buys me more time in the sun. If you’re using a high-SPF sunscreen, you still need to reapply regularly – every two hours or immediately after swimming or exercising – for the product to remain effective. If you’re looking for a moisturizer with SPF, try Auspect’s Hydra Shield SPF 17. It’s lightweight, super-hydrating and packed with protective antioxidants to shield your skin from harmful rays. Enjoy the sun but be smart and protect yourself.

All Vitamin C products are highly unstable to heat, light and oxygen. Not all! That’s only the case for L-Ascorbic Acid. Other forms of Vitamin C, like Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate are all highly stable and great for sensitive skin. (Ps. It’s OK if you have no idea what these ingredients are! Just trust us, they’re not all unstable.)

All exfoliation causes inflammation and aging. This one can be true, but not when used in moderation. If you’re over exfoliating or using excessive amounts of product, you may be damaging your skin. However, acne-prone and mature skin can benefit from regular exfoliation. In fact, failing to do so may cause your skin to become thickened, pigmented and congested. Say it with me: Everything in moderation!

Acne-prone skin equals oily skin. Nah, not all acneic skin is oily. Some acne conditions are due to a lack of exfoliation or caused by talc-based makeup that congests the follicles, and acne definitely isn’t limited to only those of us with an oily skin type (unfortunately, acne affects a much broader group – and those with dry or combination skin are not spared!). Whatever your skin type, Auspect’s No Problem Serum is a great defense. Its calming formula helps reduce inflammation and regulate oil production, leaving a clearer, healthier looking complexion.

Everyone should cleanse, tone and moisturize. No – everyone’s skin is unique! What works for your friend may not work for you. Toning, for example, is not required for all skin types. In fact, some toners are only advised for oily or thickened skins to aid in degreasing, while some are specifically intended to assist additional products penetrate the skin when used as part of a multi-product skin care routine. You may be tempted to follow the routine suggested by your friend with the flawless, glowing complexion, but hold tight! Chances are, it might not be the best match for YOU!

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