Skincare Myths which we believe to be true

The human body, despite our years of companionship with it, remains very much a mystery to us. There are a lot of things that our bodies do that medical professionals are still unsure of the reason of. With the amount of information circulating in the world today, it should come as no surprise that a lot of the information we find on skincare is actually false.

Nowadays, people rarely look to trained professionals for information before they google some forum with a lot of opinions and find the opinion that matches theirs and call it a fact. However, this is not a healthy way to go about it. False information can actually be harmful when it comes to one’s health and hygiene. An expert opinion is never a bad idea, especially when it comes to something as delicate as skincare.

Skincare Myths which we believe to be true

Mentioned below are some of the widely believed myths about skincare:

1. Tight skin means your skin is in good shape:

Tight skin is usually associated with being healthy, as most people generally assume that since the skin is tight, it is healthy and this is an indication that it won’t sag for a long time. However, this is not the case. Tight skin usually means your skin is too dry to produce the essential oils it needs in order to function properly. 

2. Washing your face will keep your skin hydrated:

Perhaps the most widely believed myth is that washing your face will somehow keep your skin from drying up. This is simply not the case. The cells on your face get their supply of water from your stomach, much like all the other organs in your body. When you wash your face, the water penetrates the layer of hydrophobic essential oils produced by the skin. It then evaporates, taking most of the oils with it. This leaves the skin dry and susceptible to bacteria, yeast and signs of aging. In order to keep your skin hydrated optimally, use skin lotions or the best course of action is to just let your skin be unless you feel it getting dry.

3. Acne is caused when you eat too many spicy foods:

The things you eat do have a significant impact on your skin as the skin is an organ like any other and gets its nutrients like all other organs. However, it is difficult to say which types of foods would cause acne for people, as some people might get acne after eating spicy foods but most others might get the same results from eating gluten or dairy products. How you get acne depends totally on what type of skin you have, but there are always a number of steps you could take to counter it. There are a number of exfoliating scrubs you could use, such as the proactiv deep clean face wash that are designed to keep the dead cells off your skin. It is recommended that in case of acne, you either refer to a dermatologist or look up a scrub that works for you. Or do both. 

4. One super ingredient can solve all your skin problems:

We’ve all heard the age-old myth perpetuated by the skin companies that there is some sort of super ingredient that can solve all your skin problems. However, the nutritional intake of your skin is just as complex as any other organ and there are no super ingredients that can make all your problems go up in smoke. The best way to ensure that your skin remains in the best of shapes is to talk to a dermatologist and device a skincare routine that works best for you. See what your skin needs the most and then provide that.

5. You don’t need sunscreen if it’s not that sunny:

Sunscreen is specifically designed to protect us from certain types of UV rays that cannot be filtered by the atmosphere. Even when it is cloudy, there is light around us, therefore the rays from the sun are obviously still penetrating the atmosphere. Some of these rays are the ones that we need protection from, as there is nothing to suggest that just because there isn’t too much light, UV radiation got filtered out of the equation. 

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