The top 7 myths about skin care!


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To help you weed out what's true and not when it comes to skin care principles, here is a list of the top seven myths about skin care that your mom probably never told you about.

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The top 7 myths about skin care!

  1. 1. “When you eat a lot of chocolates or junk foods, you will get acne.”  <br />“Pimples are caused by <br />poor hygiene.” <br />“Skin care products with the word <br />‘natural’ on the label are good for you.”<br />To help you weed out what’s true and not when <br />it comes to skin care principles, here is a list of <br />the top seven myths about skin care that your <br />mom probably never told you about:<br />
  2. 2. “Acne is caused by poor hygiene and eating certain foods aggravates the condition”.<br />Acne is not caused by dirt. No matter how many times <br />you wash your face and your body, acne may still appear <br />especially if you are prone to it. Eating foods like <br />chocolates, soda, peanuts, junk foods, soda and any <br />other oily or greasy foods will not aggravate acne. <br />Basically, the root cause of the appearance of acne is <br />an overproduction of sebum or oil which clogs the pores.<br />
  3. 3. “Not washing your face often <br />enough can cause blackheads”.<br />Just like pimples, blackheads are not caused by dirt so <br />washing your face more often than usual is not the <br />solution at all. Blackheads appear when the pores <br />become dilated and the cellular buildup will lead to <br />oxidation that causes that black color.<br />
  4. 4. “Lying down on a tanning booth is <br />the safest way to add some <br />bronzed color to your skin”.<br />This is not true at all.  Whether it’s natural tanning<br />under the heat of the sun or tanning under the tanning <br />booth, you are still exposing your skin to UVA rays. <br />UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin and cause <br />premature aging apart from the risk of you <br />developing skin cancers.<br />
  5. 5. “When looking for products that <br />help shield your skin from the rays <br />of the sun, all you need to look <br />for is a higher SPF”.<br />Apart from protecting yourself from UVB rays you also <br />have to protect yourself from other kinds of ultraviolet <br />rays including UVA and UVC which some sunscreens <br />may not necessarily protect you from. A good choice <br />would be to choose a product with SPF 15 or higher, <br />and contain ingredients which block both UVA and<br />UVB rays from penetrating into your skin.<br />
  6. 6. “The more expensive a skin care <br />product is, the better it is for <br />your skin”.<br />The so-called miracle ingredients that some products <br />claim to have is usually just an excuse to increase their <br />tag price. This is where your being a wise consumer <br />should come in. Compare brands to get the best <br />products for your skin and buy testers before buying <br />the actual product.<br />
  7. 7. “If a skin care product   claims to <br />be natural, it should be 100% <br />good for my skin”.<br />First of all, there are no regulations in the market when <br />it comes to using the term natural. So even if it says <br />natural in the bottle and the product contains just one <br />herbal ingredient, they can still use the term as a <br />marketing ploy. Be wise when choosing such products.<br />
  8. 8. “Dermatologist-tested and <br />hypoallergenic products will work <br />well for any skin type”.<br />Again, don’t’ be fooled by the words dermatologist <br />tested and hypoallergenic.  What causes allergies to one <br />person may not necessarily have the same effect to <br />another person – so the term hypoallergenic is quite <br />vague. Instead be a keen observer of products which <br />lead to breakouts or skin rashes<br />– and steer clear of them.<br />