The skin care industry has become overrun with false information and misconceptions that leave consumers puzzled. Whether you're exploring private label skin care products or you're looking to deal with a specific problem, you'll want to know the truth behind some of these myths. Here are a few common beliefs that you should know and the real information behind them. 

All Your Face Needs is a Good Scrub with Soap

With so many cleansers and soaps on the market, you may have heard someone say that all you really need is a good bar soap to scrub your face. No matter what you use, you shouldn't ever scrub when washing your face. The skin on your face is fairly delicate, and scrubbing could not only irritate it, but could also strip the skin oil barrier that protects it. Instead, opt for a mild facial cleanser and wash your face gently with it and a soft, damp cloth. Washing gently gets your face clean without irritating the skin.

Sunscreen Only Helps When the Sun is Out

Many people falsely assume that they cannot get a sunburn on days when the sky is cloudy or overcast. The sun's ultraviolet rays can still reach your skin through clouds, so you're still susceptible to sun damage on those cloudy, hazy days. As a general rule, you should wear sunscreen every single day, no matter what the conditions outside. Remember to reapply sunscreen every few hours when you're outside, because that ensures consistent protection.

Everyone Gets Age Spots When They're Older

The very name suggests that they're synonymous with aging, but age spots can actually appear at any time in life. Yes, they are more common as you advance in age, but they aren't limited to that stage. Age spots are simply a result of prolonged sun exposure over the years, so the more exposure you have to the sun, the more likely you are to develop them at any age. While they aren't anything of significant medical concern, some people do prefer to have them lightened or treated by a dermatologist or other skin care professional. There are some topical creams that can help reduce their appearance, so ask your dermatologist about your options for minimizing your age spots.

There's a good chance that you've heard, and may even believe, at least one of these common misconceptions. Now that you know the truth, you'll be better prepared to care for your skin. If you have other questions about your skin care routine, talk with a dermatologist today about your private label skin care options.