Having been in the business of making our clients look and feel their absolutely best for the past 18 years, we're busting a few myths surrounding skincare and wellness with tips and advice from our expert in-spa therapists.
- “Anti-wrinkle injections are the only way to combat signs of aging.”
We disagree! There are a number of different factors that help to combat signs of aging. Two key elements are hydration and exfoliation. Lack of hydration in the skin is one factor that contributes to dehydration and sagging skin. Replenishing the skin with moisture is key to putting the bounce back in. A few ways to rehydrate? Treat your skin with beautiful nourishing products, try adding in active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and drink plenty of water.
Exfoliation is another way to keep skin looking youthful. Opt for a chemical exfoliator or gentle physical exfoliator to buff away dead skin cells and any other build up within the skin.
- “You shouldn’t use oily products on oily skin.”
We disagree! It may seem like a paradox, but oil can actually assist with balancing out your skins oil production. Oils also often contain soothing and anti-bacterial properties that can assist with oily skin. Furthermore, overly washing skin with deep cleansing products and potent exfoliators that strip moisture and oil from the skin can actually make things worse – as the skin tries to overcompensate and produce more oil to balance and recalibrate.
- “One application of SPF in the morning is enough to protect you all day.”
We disagree! Applying a layer of sunscreen in the morning - whether it’s part of your morning skincare routine, or mixed into your foundation, is not enough to protect you throughout the entire day. If you’re out and about, it’s likely that your early morning application might not be as effective a few hours later. We recommend reapplying every few hours if you find yourself enjoying lots of sun exposure throughout the day.
Have any other skincare or wellness questions? We would love to help answer them for you. Feel free to chat to our friendly team within the spas or reach out to us on any of our social media channels, we're only too happy to help.
Love, the Forme Spa team. xx