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Common Skin Care Myths

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Summary:
With an increasing emphasis on beauty and age defiance in North American
society, everyone seems to be seeking ways to make themselves appear
younger by taking better care of their skin. While it is true that skin
is one of the keys to a healthy, youthful appearance, not all skin care
treatments that are proposed, or even that are popular, are effective.
Here are some of the top myths when it comes to skin care.

1) Acne. Acne is the bane of everyone from their teenage year...


Keywords:
skin care


Article Body:
With an increasing emphasis on beauty and age defiance in North American
society, everyone seems to be seeking ways to make themselves appear
younger by taking better care of their skin. While it is true that skin
is one of the keys to a healthy, youthful appearance, not all skin care
treatments that are proposed, or even that are popular, are effective.
Here are some of the top myths when it comes to skin care.

1) Acne. Acne is the bane of everyone from their teenage years and
onward. There are so many false rumors out there concerning acne that an
article could be written on them alone. To start with, acne does not
cease miraculously when you are out of your teens. In some people, acne
is a perpetual problem and will continue throughout their lives. Many of
the false ideas about acne are extremely detrimental to people who are
afflicted with the condition. Acne is not a sign that an individual does
not wash their face. In fact, many individuals with acne will be told
this by their peers and the result will be extremely counter -productive;
they end up washing their faces too much. The dryer skin does not clear
out the acne problem, instead it exacerbates it. Acne may be aggravated
by certain foods in an individual’s diet, but rarely are the “suspect
foods” (chocolate, French fries, or pizza) the main trigger. Finally,
remember that acne can be treated by several types of medicine on the
market today-and effectively- so it is all right to go to your doctor and
consult her about acne treatments.

2) Tanning. Tanning is often advertised as adding a warm, healthy glow to
your skin. The truth is, nothing is worse for your skin than direct
exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays that are necessary to tan,
whether you are on a bed or in the sun. Tanning may help to get rid of
formed acne, but it will not prevent new pores from clogging. Tanning has
little benefits beyond immediate aesthetic appeal, and in the long run it
will prove harmful to your skin. It is best to use sun block whenever you
are out in the sun.
3) Moisturizers. Many people think that moisturizers will help in making
their skin appear more youthful by getting rid of wrinkles. This is not
the case. Moisturizers will help to lubricate the skin and lessen
dryness, but they will not serve to repair the microscopic damage at the
cell level that wrinkles represent.

4) Skin Care ingredients. For many years, top beauticians have placed
slices of cucumber over the eyes of their clients in order to reduce skin
damage and swelling. Today, you will find many products on the shelves
that depict a cucumber or slice of cucumber and claim to include cucumber
extracts that will help rejuvenate your skin. The fact is that it is not
any particular mineral in the cucumber that is beneficial to the skin, it
is the fact that cucumbers are mostly made of water, which leeches into
the skin during the process and gives the appearance of re-invigoration.

All of these myths are used today to help sell products via a method
known as scare tactics. In fact, if you follow the advice of your doctor
most of your skin care needs will be resolved, and they will not require
a lot of home grown methods and wives tale rumors.

								
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