To help you weed out what's true and not when it comes to skin care principles, here is a list of the top seven myths about skin care that your mom probably never told you about.
“Pimples are caused by
“When you eat a lot of chocolates or junk foods, you will get acne.”
“Skin care products with the word
‘natural’ on the label are good for you.”
To help you weed out what’s true and not when
it comes to skin care principles, here is a list of
the top seven myths about skin care that your
mom probably never told you about:
“Acne is caused by poor hygiene and eating certain foods aggravates the condition”.
Acne is not caused by dirt. No matter how many times
you wash your face and your body, acne may still appear
especially if you are prone to it. Eating foods like
chocolates, soda, peanuts, junk foods, soda and any
other oily or greasy foods will not aggravate acne.
Basically, the root cause of the appearance of acne is
an overproduction of sebum or oil which clogs the pores.
Just like pimples, blackheads are not caused by dirt so
washing your face more often than usual is not the
solution at all. Blackheads appear when the pores
become dilated and the cellular buildup will lead to
oxidation that causes that black color.
This is not true at all. Whether it’s natural tanning
under the heat of the sun or tanning under the tanning
booth, you are still exposing your skin to UVA rays.
UV rays can penetrate deep into your skin and cause
premature aging apart from the risk of you
developing skin cancers.
“When looking for products that
help shield your skin from the rays
of the sun, all you need to look
for is a higher SPF”.
Apart from protecting yourself from UVB rays you also
have to protect yourself from other kinds of ultraviolet
rays including UVA and UVC which some sunscreens
may not necessarily protect you from. A good choice
would be to choose a product with SPF 15 or higher,
and contain ingredients which block both UVA and
UVB rays from penetrating into your skin.
“The more expensive a skin care
product is, the better it is for
The so-called miracle ingredients that some products
claim to have is usually just an excuse to increase their
tag price. This is where your being a wise consumer
should come in. Compare brands to get the best
products for your skin and buy testers before buying
the actual product.
“If a skin care product claims to
be natural, it should be 100%
good for my skin”.
First of all, there are no regulations in the market when
it comes to using the term natural. So even if it says
natural in the bottle and the product contains just one
herbal ingredient, they can still use the term as a
marketing ploy. Be wise when choosing such products.
hypoallergenic products will work
well for any skin type”.
Again, don’t’ be fooled by the words dermatologist
tested and hypoallergenic. What causes allergies to one
person may not necessarily have the same effect to
another person – so the term hypoallergenic is quite
vague. Instead be a keen observer of products which
lead to breakouts or skin rashes
– and steer clear of them.