Skin Care Tip Of The Week *Skin care facts vs myths*
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Do you ever wonder if certain things you hear are fact or fiction when it comes to your skin? I have compiled a little list of the top skin care myths vs facts. Hopefully you are not eating breakfast while reading a few of these ;)
If you have blackheads it means that your skin is dirty- Myth.
Blackheads are black or dark brown because the oil trapped beneath the pore has been exposed to air. Similar to how a banana turns brown once opened and left on the counter. You can read more about how to treat blackheads here.
If you have oily skin you should wash your face more- Myth.
If you over wash your face you strip your skin of it's natural oils and your skin will try to overcompensate by actually producing more oil. This can lead to more acne breakouts.
Refined sugar causes wrinkles - Fact.
This is actually a post all on it's own but refined sugar accelerates the aging of your skin which in turn causes loss of skin elasticity (firmness) and wrinkles.
High quality tanning beds that only omit certain UV rays are okay every once in a while-Myth.
Tanning beds are the WORST. Tanning beds can lead to premature aging of the skin, brown spots, wrinkles and skin cancer.
Is there anything else regarding skincare that you are wondering if it is a fact or myth? I would love to do a part two and include some of your questions.
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