Ladies its time to debunk those beauty myths and get the skin of your dreams.
Since childhood we have been fed numerous ideas and stories around skincare by grandmothers , family, friends , endorsements etc . Yes, sometimes we have also been fooled and tricked into buying products or practicing certain rituals which have only in turn harmed us.
More you scrub the cleaner your face gets. When you scrub your face, you’re taking off some of the protective oils and barriers, which tends to lead to rashes and even burns.
Pop those pimples.The truth is, even though it feels really good to release [the pus], a lot of it just goes in deeper, says experts. When it goes in deeper, it causes more inflammation that can lead to scarring and spread under the skin. That’s why you’ll get another one a few days later close to the first one.
Facials and microdermabrasion work wonders for your skin.This is a popular myth, especially with the proliferation of day spas. But, experts say, a recent study from India concluded that facials actually cause acne breakouts in 80% of people.
They feel good but have no long-term skin benefit beyond relaxation. Like microdermabrasion , which merely sloughs off the top layer of the skin, they are a complete and total waste of money and time.
Anti-ageing products can erase wrinkles. Most wrinkle creams simply hydrate skin, plumping it out and making it look better temporarily. So don’t buy into the hype. There is one product that has a solid history and reputation for reversing fine lines. That is topical retinoids. Often sold under the name “Retinol” or “Tretinoin ,” these creams or drops penetrate the skin and increase skin cell turnover. Studies have showed that to be fairly effective at treating acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and reversing the effects of photo ageing or sun damage.
Lasers treatments can make you look 20 years younger. There are many different types of lasers being marketed, and they all do different things. Some help with sun spots, some help with wrinkles. Some go deep and activate collagen. It’s all marketed so much that people think it can make you a completely different person. They believed that while lasers are much better than they were a few years ago and produce better results with fewer side effects, patients still need to be realistic about what they can actually do.
Eating chocolate or greasy food causes oily skin and acne.The truth is that an oily substance called sebum causes acne. It’s made and secreted by the skin. In fact, there’s no evidence that any specific food causes acne.
Scalp massage can prevent baldness. There’s simply no evidence that scalp massage prevents baldness, as tempting as it is to believe.
Tanning is bad for you. People often associate a dark tan with the glow of good health. But there’s no evidence that tanned people are healthier than paler people. Sun exposure does have a health benefit, though. Sunlight activates vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D helps keep bones strong, and may also lower the risk of certain cancers and boost immune function. Depending on how much vitamin D you’re getting in your diet, a lack of sun exposure could increase your risk of vitamin D deficiency.
The higher the SPF of your sunscreen, the better.Above a certain level, a higher sun protection factor (SPF) has little added benefit compared with a lower SPF. Experts generally recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks out 97% of UVB radiation.
Expensive skin care products work best. The amount of money you spend on skin-care products has nothing to do with the quality or uniqueness of the formula. An expensive soap is no better for your skin than an inexpensive one. We’ve seen lots of expensive products that are little more than water and wax, and inexpensive products that are beautifully formulated. Spending less doesn’t hurt your skin, and spending more doesn’t help it. Again, it’s all about the formulation, not the price.