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Unmasking Summer Skincare Myths

Dive into the Science of Healthier Skin

by Rodrigo Diaz
April 27, 2023

Ah, summer, the season of sun, sand, and... skincare confusion? That's right. As the temperature rises, so does the flood of skincare advice, making it tricky to separate fact from fiction. But worry not, we're here to cut through the noise and delve into the science behind some of the most bewildering summer skincare myths. Get ready for a fun, engaging, and enlightening ride as we uncover the truth behind these misconceptions and help you build a cool, effective, and scientifically-backed summer skincare routine.


Myth 1: Sunscreen - Who Needs It on a Cloudy Day?

Debunked: Cloud coverage can be deceptive. While extremely overcast skies can block 70-90% of UV-B rays, partly cloudy conditions can cause the 'broken cloud effect,' where certain clouds actually increase UV levels. Studies have shown that partially cloudy skies can raise UV-B rays by 25% and increase DNA damage by up to 40% compared to clear skies. To protect yourself from these unpredictable UV levels, it's essential to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, regardless of the weather conditions.

Myth 2: Drinking water is enough to hydrate your skin.

Debunked: While staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and well-being, relying solely on water intake to keep your skin hydrated is not enough. External factors, such as sun exposure, air conditioning, and wind, can strip your skin of moisture. A proper skincare routine, including a moisturizer tailored to your skin type, is necessary to maintain optimal skin hydration and barrier function.

Myth 3: The Base Tan Illusion

Debunked: A base tan is about as protective as a wet paper bag. Offering a measly SPF equivalent of 3-4, it's nowhere near enough to defend your skin from UV radiation. Don't rely on a base tan; instead, use that broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Myth 4: The Oily Skin Moisturizer Conundrum

Debunked: The myth that oily skin doesn't need a moisturizer in the summer is outdated. Maintaining proper moisture balance is crucial, no matter your skin type. Ditching moisturizer can cause your skin to overcompensate and produce even more oil. Opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer during the warmer months to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Myth 5: You Need To Exfoliate More In The Summer

Debunked: Over-exfoliating can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to irritation and increased sensitivity to the sun. The optimal exfoliation frequency varies from person to person, depending on factors like skin type, sensitivity, and climate. It's important to develop a personalized exfoliation routine by starting with a gentle, non-abrasive exfoliant once or twice a week and observing how your skin reacts. Adjust the frequency based on your skin's response, taking care not to over-exfoliate, which may exacerbate irritation or dryness. Paying attention to your skin's needs will help you find the right balance for a smoother, brighter complexion during the summer months.


Armed with the truth behind these common summer skincare myths, you're now ready to tackle the season with a scientifically sound skincare routine. But wait, we've got one more ace up our sleeve: the Anti-Pollution Moisturizer. This innovative, oil-free, protein-enriched product offers hydration and balance while defending your skin against environmental pollutants and free radicals. You can now face the summer with confidence, thanks to science and a good skincare routine.

The APM is an oil-free, biomimetic shield against pollution while moisturizing the skin for 24 hours. Targets PM2.5.


anti pollution moisturizer

3 Month Use

The APM is an oil-free, biomimetic shield against pollution while moisturizing the skin for 24 hours. Targets PM2.5.


anti pollution moisturizer

3 Month Use

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