Top 5 Skincare Myths Busted

Knowing which skincare products you need and how to use them is difficult enough without a bunch of misleading tips and advice, from the Internets, so called gurus! And that is why we wanted to debunk some of those top skincare myths so that you can have a better understanding of the real truth! Ultimately helping you to choose the best skin care products and regimen!

Myth 1: Choose Your Skincare Products Based On Your Age

Truth: While there are products that are marketed to mature or aging skin, a skin type is not an age. You see there is a difference between your chronological age and the actual age of your skin. You want to determine the age of your skin by the damage your skin has been exposed to over the years! Hence you want to be choosing skincare products based on your skin concerns rather than your age!

Myth 2: Only Teens Get Acne

Truth: Unfortunately, there isn't a magic date that once you reach a certain age, you are no longer prone to breakouts, especially in women! We know sorry, but there’s been a massive onset of women in their 20’s, and 30’s developing both superficial and cystic acne. Some of the main culprits are food related, hormonally driven or stress induced.

Stress: Stress increases the production of certain hormones in the body which then signal our sebaceous glands to produce oil. The increase in oil becomes a source of energy and nutrients for bacteria like Propionibacterium (P acne bacteria) to grow and multiply.  When you add inflammation that stress causes, you have the perfect setting for a bad breakout.

Birth Control: Birth control like IUD’s and oral contraceptives throw off our body’s fragile balance. Often this off-balance effect can be seen in cystic breakouts especially in the chin, jawline and cheek area.

Birth Control: Birth control like IUD’s and oral contraceptives throw off our body’s fragile balance. Often this off-balance effect can be seen in cystic breakouts especially in the chin, jawline and cheek area.

Myth 3: People With Oily Skin Don't Need To Moisturize 

Truth: Excessive oily skin is often our body’s way of overcompensating for the dry or distressed skin. Aggressive topical acne treatments or resurfacing treatments like Retin-A can throw the skin into overdrive as far as oil production is concerned. The key is recognizing the difference between moisture and oil.

Ways To Help With Excessive Oily Skin:

• Properly cleansing and exfoliating can help clear the excess oil.

• Follow up with a mattifying gel corrector (oil control) but then use a lightweight oil-free moisturizer on top.

• After a short period, your skin will realize that is getting the hydration it needs daily and there is no need for it to produce   so much oil. Give it a little time to adjust.

Myth 4: Applying Heat To Under-The-Skin Blemishes

Truth: Applying heat can worsen a deep set blemish. Why? Because heat drives blood to that area causing inflammation which can worsen the breakout.

Myth 5: If I Eat Healthy Foods My Skin Will Receive All The Nutrients It Needs To Look Its Best

Truth: Even if we have a healthy diet, the majority of the nutritional content we put into our bodies gets used up by our major organs. Unfortunately, the skin isn’t one of the first organs to receive these nutritional benefits.  That is why it is important to add supplements like Omega Oil, Daily Multi Vitamin, and probiotics to give your body more nutritional content so that there will be enough left over to help your skin look and feel it’s very best.

 

So there you have it, our top 5 Skincare Myths Busted!  

 

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