Aaah, skincare myths! They crop up everywhere. Sometimes touted by celebrities who may actually believe them—or may get compensated to promote them. Here are some of the main skincare myths to watch out for:
4 Skincare Myths to Stop Believing, Now
#1 Stop Eating Junk Food to Stop Acne
Scientifically, no real correlation seems to exist between acne breakouts and fatty foods from Micky D’s or KFC. Instead, acne can be triggered by hormonal issues (which is why birth control pills actually seem to help), stress, genetics and other factors. The keys to control seem to be twice a day washing with a gentle cleanser, a good moisturizer with dimethicone or hyaluronic acid, getting blackheads treated by a dermatologist—a lot of the tried-and-true tips you’ve probably already seen because, well, they’re tried and true.
#2 You Can Get Rid of Cellulite
Sadly, no. It’s not that scientists aren’t working on this, it’s that nothing so far seems to change the dimpled effect of those pesky fat cells, explain the skin care scientists at Kristals Cosmetics. There is a laser treatment called Cellulaze that’s FDA-approved, but it runs anywhere from $3000 to $8000 and it’s touted as a way to help with the condition, NOT eliminate it.
#3 Anti-Aging Creams Can Make Skin Look Worse
While there is no doubt that retinoids can be irritating, especially at first, most of the time these creams produce improvement, say Kristals Cosmetics researchers. In fact, you’re more likely to end up red and blotchy (at first, anyway) with a deep chemical peel because these go so far into the skin. But these also are generally effective treatments with proven results.
#4 SPF Means Nothing after Age 40—the Damage is Done!
We don’t know where this notion came from. The fact is, you can and will be damaged by the sun at any age if you don’t apply sunscreen. In fact, skipping sunscreen after 40 is even worse because you obviously have age itself affecting how your skin looks. So slather on that sunscreen, always! Your skin will thank you.
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