Debunking myths on beauty and skincare with Dr. Emma

Nowadays, in this ever-increasing skin care Labyrinth, it is difficult for people to distinguish between a genuinely effective product and a recommendation, or one which has benefitted from great, yet misleading marketing. So, Dr. Emma is here to debunk those myths…

The SPF present in foundations and moisturisers is enough.

There is not enough SPF in these to adequately protect your skin! Investing in an individual SPF is so important. You can spend all the money in the world on skincare but if you aren’t protecting your skin from the sun, it will all be pointless.

Coconut oil works as a moisturiser.

Coconut is occlusive. It will clog your pores and slow down skin cell renewal. Use it for your body coach recipes in the kitchen only!

A body scrub is a staple shower product for exfoliation.

Very often products like these cause more problems than they do good! They are too abrasive. So, swap your apricot scrub for a chemical exfoliant such as your AHA or BHA and retinoids. Physical exfoliants are often counterproductive!

Makeup remover wipes are sufficient for skin cleansing.

Makeup wipes only remove the surface layers but leave residue and dirt in your pores. Not adequately cleansing will result in skin issues not to mention acceleration ageing.

Double cleansing will remove dirt and debris and give your skin a chance to breathe.

Castor oil makes your eyelashes grow longer.

While castor oil moisturises your eyelashes and can make them appear thicker and have more lustre, there is no evidence that castor oil causes eyelashes to actually grow. If you want your eyelashes to grow, I recommend Revitalash Advanced. Its scientifically advanced technology helps protect against breakage, improves flexibility & moisture leading to luxurious, full lashes.