Skincare 101: Myths

What’s real and what’s not? 

MYTH: EATING CHOCOLATE WILL CAUSE BREAKOUTS.

Acne is not caused by the foods you eat, but rather the stress you endure, your hormone levels, and pollution. Chocolate is actually said to be a stress reducer, but don’t let this fool you! A diet high in sugary foods is inflammatory and can increase breakouts. Therefore, overindulging can encourage an environment for acne.

Cathy Miller Certified Skin Care Expert

 

MYTH: SUNBLOCK ISN’T NECESSARY IN THE WINTER.
No matter what the temperature is outside, it’s important to wear sunblock because the sun’s rays are still reaching your skin. Not wearing sunblock year-round can result in brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles on your hands and face. The easiest way to protect your face is to apply a face cream with SPF already in it!

MYTH: SCRUBBING YOUR FACE WITH HAND OR BODY SOAP WILL KEEP YOUR SKIN HEALTHY AND ACNE-FREE.
It’s important to use a gentle cleanser on the face as it’s a very delicate area. Hand and body soap can be too rough. Scrubbing removes some of the protective oils and barriers, which can lead to rashes and even burns.

MYTH: FACIALS NORMALLY CAUSE BREAKOUTS.
Some people are hesitant to get facials because of the horrible breakout stories they’ve heard in the past. However, a professional facial appropriate for your skin type should never cause a breakout.

MYTH: PEOPLE WITH OILY SKIN DO NOT NEED TO USE MOISTURIZERS.
Not all moisturizers are heavy and oil-based. It’s important for someone with oily skin to use a water-based moisturizer to keep the skin cells healthy and to discourage dead skin cell buildup.

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2 Responses to Skincare 101: Myths

  1. Barbara Borrello says:

    I have been using prescription Retin-A for quite a while. I have extremely oily skin so I never have irritation or peeling. Is the cream ineffective because of the oily skin? I use it for wrinkles and sagging.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Barborrello

  2. Keystone says:

    Barbara,
    Retin A can be used for acne prone skin, and some use it on wrinkles as a reducer. Retin A can dry out skin; but your oily skin may be the reason why you do not have the peeling effect.
    Retin A can, and will, make skin very sensitive to the sun. Therefore, make sure you are using a good SPF if exposed to the sun, or wear a hat.
    Also, people with oily skin, and minimal to no breakouts, tend to have less wrinkles and may look much “younger” than someone with dry skin. So embrace your bright skin and youthful look. Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact me. Great question and thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Cathy Miller
    Certified Skin Care Expert

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