Eight skincare myths debunked

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Eight skincare myths debunked

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:39 pm

The truth and the fiction behind getting supple skin:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/8-skincare-myths-debunked/articleshow/38212481.cms

Washing your face will cure acne: You may have heard this way too many times, but washing your face constantly throughout the day does not aid in reducing acne. In fact, it strips your skin of essential oil and makes your skin extremely dry and parched and susceptible to acne. Restrict to washing your face only twice or thrice in a day.

Scrubbing often reduces excess oil on the face: It is believed that if you have oily skin, scrubbing your face twice or thrice in a week will reduce the excess sebum. But this is not true. In fact, scrubbing your face more often might end up bruising your skin and in turn cause blemishes or pimples.

Pimples reduce with age: Most women believe that acne mostly happens to women in their teens and early 20s. However, acne has nothing to do with age. Not everyone outgrows it with age. Instead it reduces when you alter your lifestyle and have the right kind of food that cleanses and detoxifies your system from within.

Do not wear an SPF on a cloudy day: Just because it is raining heavily, does not mean that you don't require a sunscreen. Going without it even at this time of the year is a complete no-no. Even on a cloudy day, the UV rays of the sun are at its prime and if you go without a sunscreen, you will surely get tanned.

Age spots are signs of getting older: Age spots or sun spots as popularly known, can occur at any age. The freckle-like spots on the skin are not really age spots, but happen when your skin has been exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun. The sun-induced discolouration can be only treated by skin treatments that are done by dermatologists.

Makeup can lead to skin breakouts: It is a popular belief among women that applying too much make-up can cause acne and pigmentation. Though applying a product that does not suit the skin does lead to breakouts, but that's not too often. However, you must choose a product that suits your skin type. Also, look for products that have 'non-comedegnic' or 'non-acnegenic' written on it.

If you have dry skin, drink more water: It is said that if you have dry skin, drinking more water will bring moisture to your skin. However, drinking water has nothing to do with dry skin. Surely, it does help your face glow and clears toxins from your system but it does not necessarily bring moisture to your skin. When you have more water, it cleanses your system from within, thereby making your skin less prone to any skin-related problems.

Expensive products are better: It is believed that only expensive brands and products go a long way in keeping your skin healthy and free from any skin-related problems. But the fact is that they almost do the same job that probably a less expensive product would do.

It is actually your lifestyle choice and the kind of food on an everyday basis that keeps your system healthy from within.

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