9 Skin myths that may look as truth, but they are just myths
9 Skin myths that may look as truth, but they are just myths.
There have been so many myths and misconceptions around skin care, that with the time going by, we hardly know where the truth is.
Today let’s look at some common…
Skin myth that you definitely need to know about:
Myth 1: If I want perfect skin, I need to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
You know how we love to advice you to drink your water daily and, while water is great for our overall health, it plays only a small role when it comes to the quality of your skin. Such things as protecting your skin from the sun, taking your makeup off at night and using a good and suitable for your skin skincare regimen is super important to keep your skin looking gorgeous in the long run.
Myth 2: Sunscreen is only for sunny days.
No matter the weather, sun rays will still reach the skin, and even on cloudy days we do need to protect out skin from its effects.
But usually we only remember sunscreens when we go to the beach. Nevertheless, even on a cloudy summer day, the strong sun rays can reach us perfectly through the clouds, so make sure that you protect your skin very well.
Myths 3: Your skin will age in the same way as your parent’s.
Well, yes, genetics play a certain role in a way your skin looks, but your skin care and healthy lifestyle will influence the way your skin looks overtime way more.
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Myth 4. The higher the level of SPF, the better the it protects your skin.
When it comes to the topic of sunscreens, we definitely need to talk about SPF (Sun Protector Factor). It is believed that the skin begins to get red in just 20 minutes after sun exposure. To prevent this from happening, you need a protective cream with SPF. There are several types of SPF: 15, 30 and 50, which means approximately the following: SPF-15 will protect the skin for 20×15 minutes (i.e. approximately 5 hours). But this does not mean that you need to buy SPF-50. Such logical thinking as – the more the better – does not work here. Dermatologists recommend the ideal middle ground of SPF-30.
Myth 5: Shaving can make hair grow back thicker
You can be surprised, but shaving in itself does not influence hair growth speed or thickness.
However, an optical illusion that you might notice is caused by the blunt hair growing from the skin and it can simply appear looking thicker, when it is exactly the same size it always was.
Myth 6: Expensive skin care products are way better than cheap ones
We hear it on a regular basis: the more expensive the product, the better its quality. Expensive products actually might have more effective and exclusive ingredients, and less chemicals. But is this always true, and in particular, when it comes to skin care products? Let’s look at one example, such as Retinol. Dermatologists all over the world recommend it as one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients. This substance as a medicine it’s sold in a pharmacy for mere pennies, but it can help even with the most severe problems, such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, burns, skin tuberculosis, etc. So with this example you can see the the bigger the price is not always the better.
Myth 7. The more water you drink, the more your skin moisturizes.
Drinking large amounts of water daily is very beneficial for the body, as we have already mentioned. But water does not saturate the skin with moisture. To keep your skin hydrated, nourished and moisturised, it’s important to use products with hyaluronic acid, vitamins, glycerin, ceramides, that you can find in traditional moisturizers.
Myth 8: Falling asleep with makeup on won’t hurt the skin
We all can get tired at night and feel like the only thing with can do at that moment is to dive straight into our bed. But keep in mind that your skin a the living organism and what you apply on it (we talk about makeup here) often contains artificial ingredients that can cause irritation, dehydration, clogging of pores and acne. So, it doesn’t matter how tired you might feel at night, always make sure that you take your makeup off and let your skin breath.
Myth 9: Eating sweet and oily foods can cause acne breakouts
An interesting fact, that there is absolutely no evidence that some specific foods can cause acne. The truth is that acne can be cause by bacteria in the sebum, and sebum is the oily layer that is secreted by the skin itself.
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