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Uncovering Some Skin Care Myths

Categories :Beauty & Fitness

Many people will put some really weird things on their face to improve their skin. However, many tips and tricks that you read about do not actually help your skin and certain products that you may have heard actually do not affect the skin at all. It is a fact of life that breakouts, scars, ingrown hairs and blackheads occur and sometimes you can’t do anything about them or prevent them.

Myth No. 01

A common myth is that eating certain foods will cause you to break out in acne. This is not true completely as the oil or grease from the food is in no way secreted through your skin. Acne is when dead cells stick together in a pore and specific bacteria is present. So eat that chocolate as it is in no way responsible for acne.

Myth No. 02

Yes, it is good to wash your face but forgetting to wash your face will not cause blackheads. Most individuals believe that blackheads are from dirt but this is not true. Blackheads occur when pores become dilated and dead cells build up. To prevent blackheads you should exfoliate your skin on a daily basis.

Myth No. 03

You can do facial exercises until you can’t move and your skin will not look younger. In fact, facial exercises can cause more wrinkles and enhance already present lines. Unlike the rest of your body the muscle is attached directly to the skin, hence facial expressions. Daily exercises will only advance the ageing signs that you are already fighting.

Myth No. 04

Another myth is that by wearing a higher SPF sunscreen you can stay out in the sun longer. The amount of UV rays that are blocked by SPF 30 sunscreen is only 2% better than SPF 15, and SPF 40 is only 1% better than SPF 30. To completely protect your skin you should reapply Natural reef friendly sunscreen every two hours and chose broad spectrum sun protection.