With an increasing emphasis on beauty and age defiance, everyone is frantically looking for ways to make themselves appear younger by taking better care of their skin.

Which, in my opinion, is a good thing.

While it is true that your 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.

It’s time to bust these bogus myths.

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 over wash their face, and the result is extremely counter-productive; because they end up washing their faces too much.

Truth Bomb: Dry skin does not eliminate your acne problem.  In fact, it exacerbates it.

Also, acne may be aggravated by certain foods in your diet, but rarely are the suspect foods (chocolate, French fries, or pizza) the main trigger.


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 on a tanning bed.

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.


3) 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. T

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.


Consider those myths busted.




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