Layla Mandi

Myths and Facts about Skincare

Press Release   •   Feb 18, 2011 18:26 GMT

Skin care is a very important issue disregarding the gender. Every time you look at the mirror and feel satisfied about how you look physically, the skin is the first thing that you should be thankful off. It means that even how fit you are, the skin is still the most important area of the body that you should prioritize when it comes to Beauty and Health. Usually, there are different advices and myths when it comes to skin care, but most of them have no real base. Here we have given some of the skin care myths that might help you to solve some dilemmas.

Myth: Drinking lot of water leads to beautiful skin
Fact: Although lack of water is bad for the skin, drinking excess water will not help it either. In fact drinking excess water is bad for health. The amount of water one should drinks  must be dictated by thirst, body’s very own indicator; and not by misled health-heroes. The kind of environment one lives in and the amount of physical activity one undertakes determine thirst and hence the degree of water intake.

Myth: Don’t change the products you are used to
Fact: It is a most common misconception that once you have found the skin care products that help you have a flawless, beautiful skin, you should not change them. The fact is that after 2-3 years, due to the aging process and all the changes in one’s life, but also due to stress, and different hormonal changes, the necessity of our skin might change too. Therefore, using the same products is nor advisable, and you should choose new one befitting your needs.

Myth: Junk food, chocolates and fried food causes acne
Fact: Acne is caused due to the overgrowth of dead skin cells within the skin pores. Excess sebum production on the skin an proliferation of bacteria can also lead to acne. While reducing junk food is healthy for us, it is not directly related to acne.

Myth: Soaps are bad for the skin
Fact: Soaps that are containing high amounts of sodium lauryl sulphates or perfumes are bad for the skin. However soaps are act as an excellent cleansing agent. Soaps with lower percentages of SLES are available in the market today, and can be opted for.

Myth: Sun clears out blemishes
Fact: The sun does temporarily dry pimples out. However, this can interfere with healthy skin cells and cause a worse breakout a few days later.

Myth: Expensive skin-care products are best for the skin.
Fact: Most of us tend to compare expensive with high quality ingredients. However this is not always the case. It may also be that some expensive products contain harmful oestrogens that natural cheaper products do not have. So next time, don’t just check the price, check the ingredients also.

Myth:Oily skin doesn’t need moisturizing cream
Fact: If you have an oily skin, you should know that this one can dehydrate too. If you are having oily skin, avoid using moisturizers or lotions as they would only make the face look even more oily. But, as oil means sebum, moisturize means water. The best thing you can do is to provide enough water and oil to the surface of the skin in order to make it look fresh. Therefore, you should invest in products that are water-based, and not oil-based, which are easily absorbed into the skin.

Myth: No difference between moisturizing creams and eye creams
Fact: It is a very big misconception. Eye creams are completely different from the nourishing ones. The skin around the eyes is the first to give signs of aging due to the fact that it is more delicate and it has to face a permanent activity. Enough mentioning that we blink about 10.000 times daily. This is one good reason for you to use a cream specially created for this area. Sometimes, applying a normal moisturizing cream for the area around the eyes can cause irritations.

Recognize your skin types and use the right skin care products for you. Also, proper diet and exercise can help you to achieve even more beautiful skin because it nourishes the skin with its needed vitamins. Sleeping at night can help to rejuvenate the skin naturally. All this can help you avoid skin problems such as acne, blackheads and allergies. So get the right information for your skin care habits at One pure Beauty