Skin Myths—Busted!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Pur Teen

Skin Myths: Busted

When it comes to skin care, fables and tall tales abound. To separate fact from fiction, our beauty experts have compiled the most pervasive falsehoods (and a few enlightening truths) about caring for your skin.

Myth #1: The best way to deal with oily skin is to dry it out.

Wrong! Attempting to dry out your complexion will strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to flakiness, clogged pores and irritation. Instead of drying it out, wash skin with a mild cleanser and hydrate with an oil-free moisturizer.

Myth # 2: A good cleanser should foam on the skin.

Not only is this piece of advice false, but it is hazardous to your health. Most commercial soaps and shampoos use sodium laurel sulfate (SLS)—a known irritant—to create that foaming effect. Fortunately, all Pür Minerals skincare products are SLS-free.

Myth #3: Cucumbers contain special ingredients to treat puffy eyes.

This age-old home remedy is tried, but not true. While the high water content found in cucumbers can sometimes decrease swelling, targeted skincare is generally the best solution for dark circles and puffy eyes.