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7 Myths About Skin Care

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7 Myths About Skin Care


When you eat a lot of chocolates or junk foods, you will get acne. Skin care products with the word ‘natural’ on the label are good for you. Pimples are caused by poor hygiene.

How many of these skin-care maxims do you believe? In a world that puts too much emphasis on physical beauty, it can be frustrating for someone who has less-than-perfect skin, which is why it can be tempting to believe in all these “principles” as far as skin care is concerned.

But the truth is, there are a lot of skin care myths out there. To help you weed out what’s true and what’s not when it comes to skin care, we put together this list of seven skin-care myths your mom probably never told you about:

1. “Acne is caused by poor hygiene, and eating certain foods aggravates the condition.”
First, acne is not caused by dirt. No matter how many times you wash your face and your body, acne may still appear. The cause of acne is an overproduction of sebum, or oil, which clogs the pores. The rate at which the skin on your face produces sebum is not at all affected by dirt—hormones, stress, pollution, and bacteria are some of the culprits behind the appearance of pimples.

Second, eating junk foods like chocolates, soda, fried foods, and any other oily or greasy foods will not aggravate acne. Although we don’t recommend that you load up on junk foods, they’re not really the cause of acne.

Chocolate Eases Emotional Stress

So what’s the solution if you often have breakouts? Over-the-counter treatments like benzoyl peroxide and products with salicylic acid may help. If you have moderate to severe acne, consult a dermatologist so that he or she can recommend an acne treatment plan for you.

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12:21AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

Thanks for these great info.

9:03PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Thanks.

7:28AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011

My friends would always yell at me for not washing my face every night! I tend to use just a make up remover pad and go to bed- glad to hear pimples are not from dirt!

I also totally agree with #6-- there are so many products out there these days that are claiming to be Natural but are just going along with this popular trend!

There are a lot of Great Companies out there that do contain REal 'good for you' ingredients some of my favorites are Burt's Bee, Carol Alt's Raw Essentials Skin Care, & Dr. Brunner's Soap

7:24AM PDT on May 2, 2011

Thanks

12:53PM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

thankyou

9:38PM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

I feel proud of myself! I was not afflicted by a single one of these myths!

7:42PM PDT on Mar 13, 2011

Thanks for the post.

10:03AM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Thanks for the heads up on UVA/UVB

2:48PM PST on Mar 7, 2011

I had some problems with my skin before so I luckily wasn't believe in those myths. I would add another myth here: some people believe that when they suffere from acne they should wash their faces as often as possible, which is not true, because it weakens the skin, makes it more dry and increases production of sebum.

4:19PM PST on Mar 3, 2011

Thank you!

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