Founder of Rx Skin Therapy puts five skincare myths to rest.
By Kristen Riddle, PharmD, Founder of Rx Skin Therapy
There are an overwhelming number of myths when it comes to skincare. Today, we will put five of them to rest!
Myth #1: 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.
Myth #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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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