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10 Skin Care Myths

10 SKIN CARE MYTHS Skin care is a huge industry - billions are spent each latest miracle creams and tanning solutions. When those don t work, many take matters into their own hands. In this case, what we don t know CAN hurt us. Separate fact from fiction and learn about the skin care myths we ve all been taught. year on the VIGOROUSLY SCRUBBING YOUR FACE WITH SOAP WILL GET RID OF ACNE Washing cleans away surface oils, dirt, and dead skin cells For best results, try to wash your face no more than 2 times a day Do it too of ten, though, and you risk drying out and irritating your skin Wash gently with lukewarm water and a mild face wash This makes acne worse! Pat your face dry with a clean towel HIGHER SPF MEANS BETTER PROTECTION There are 2 types of ultraviolet light in sunlight UVB: UVA: With 3.5 million cases of skin cancer in These rays the US. each year, it s important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays These rays attack deeper, damaging DNA and also attack the skin s surface level, causing sunburns and cancer causing cancer Opt for a sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF protection of 15 -30 BROAD SPECTRUM SPF30 This protects against both UVA ond UVB Mast sunscreens only provide protection against UVB rays - no matter how high the SPF, UVA rays are still let through JUNK FOOD CAUSES ACNE No link has been found between eating junk food and acne Although, avoid wiping greasy foods on your face, as the oils can lead to inflamed pores and acne Some acne causes hormones, pollution, stress, bacteria Chocolate has been shown to reduce stress, so eating small amounts of it can actually reduce acne! POPPING YOUR PIMPLES IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET RID OF ACNE / Everyone knows how tempting it is to simply pop a zit and be done with that eye sore But by popping a pimple you are actually forcing bacteria, dead skin cells, and oils further into the skin and surrounding pores End result: Your acne spreads, sometimes even leading to scarring! Also, toothpaste won t solve your acne woes The paste might dry out a pimple or two, but will of ten leave flaky and irritated skin behind, leading to more acne 9,6% of acne sufferers experience major depression because of their zits STEAMING YOUR SKIN OPENS PORES Pores are simply small holes in the skin from which sweat escapes Put a layer of moisturizer over the There are no muscles attached to them skin while it is still damp from steaming for best results Therefore they cannot open or close Steaming does help cleanse and moisturize, but does nothing to change a pore's opening SHAVING MAKES HAIR GROW BACK THICKER AND DARKER There has been no link made between shaving and hair thickness or color Recently shaved hair feels coarser and thicker because the blade gives hair a blunt edge If shaving really did cause hair to back thicker we'd all have forests of inch-thick hair everywhere! grow TANNING CAN CURE ACNE Prolonged sun expasure might clear some pimples up However, all that UV radiation will over stimulate the sebaceous glands These will then produce more oil, which leads to: More acne Bigger acne TANNING BOOTHS ARE SAFER THAN TANNING OUTDOORS People who tan indoors have a much higher risk of skin cancer: Tanning beds employ high-pressure sunlamps that deliver controlled doses of UVA radiation These provide up to 12 times the amount of UVA received 74% more likely to develop melanoma 150% more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma 250% more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma from normal sun exposure ALL NATURAL MEANS BETTER Organic and all natural compounds rarely differ from their synthetically produced counterparts Just because an ingredient is synthetically made does not mean it is bad for you skin Often, natural products are worse because they cannot be preserved against microbes Just because an ingredient grows out of the ground does not mean it is good for your skin The ideal skin products blend natural and synthetic ingredients DRINKING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER WILL HELP WITH DRY SKIN The amount of water a person drinks has not been shown to have any impact on skin dryness So what causes dry skin? Skin dries out when the substance found in between skin cells becomes damaged This is called the intracellular matrix, and is damaged by Alcohol Sun exposure Smoking Drying cleansers Now that you know fact from fiction, get out there take the first steps toward healthier skin! http://www.thrivemedspacom/blog/skin-care-myths-and-facts/ http://www.skincancer org/skin-cancer-information/skin-concer-facts/myths-vs-facts

10 Skin Care Myths

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Skin care is a huge industry - billions are spent each year on the latest miracle creams and tanning solutions. When those don't work, many take matters in their own hands. In this case, what we don't...


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