The Three Most Common Skin Care Myths
When it comes to skin care beauty, many myths abound. With all the information out there, it’s hard for most of us to figure out what to believe, especially when you’re talking about all the different skin care products on the market. It’s not that all the different beauty products out there don’t work, it’s just knowing what works best. But, cosmetic companies are the main culprits in perpetuating these myths, which is why it’s so important to separate truth from fiction.
Myth number one involves cosmetic creams. While many of these beauty products address a lot of important issues, especially those containing hyaluronic acid, but they cannot correct the effects of facial bone shrinkage and the lose of fat under your skin. In fact, “cosmetic skin care products can’t, by FDA law, include medications, which are the only things that truly change the structure of the skin,” according to Dr. Fields. But, don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, because these creams do add to your skin care beauty by adding moisture and plumpness to your face.
Myth number two is that you need a separate sunscreen and moisturizer. Because sunscreen has many of the same moisturizing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, as many other skin care products, it serves a dual purpose. That being said, if your skin is dry, you can add to your skin care beauty by applying your moisturizer first, letting it dry, and then putting on your sunscreen.
Myth number three involves skin care vs. heredity. While genetics definitely plays a big role in how you age, cosmetic beauty products and how you treat your skin are just as important. For example; sun damage, smoking, stress and improper use – or lack of use at all – of good skin care products can hasten the aging process as much as – or more than – the cards you were dealt at birth.
So, there you have it. The three most common skin care myths busted wide open.