Everyone desires a clear, vibrant skin tone. Your ability to tell fact from fiction, on the other hand, may be more significant than how carefully you follow a cleansing regimen or how much you spend on items to get there. The truth is that a lot of skincare advice is worthless, and some skincare myths might even be dangerous.
Let's take a look at some common skincare tips. There are several skincare myths you should avoid, according to respected dermatologists from across the country.
Myth: Acne develops as a result of not cleansing your face
Fact: Acne is caused by a number of reasons, none of which have anything to do with hygiene. Oil production, bacteria, clogged pores, and inflammation all contribute to acne, with hormones and stress, as well as (to a lesser extent) food, all playing a role. Not cleansing your face will not help your problem, but it will prevent acne. Exfoliation does not necessitate the use of exfoliators, peels, facials, or dermabrasion. And because it occurs naturally, you won't need to apply anything abrasive on your skin to do this.
Myth: Your skin needs to be exfoliated
Fact: The need to exfoliate is a popular skincare fallacy that I hear all the time. Once a month, your skin spontaneously sheds its surface keratinocytes.
Myth: Botanical skincare is better for your skin
Fact: One of the most common misconceptions I hear in dermatology and medicine is that natural and organic products are safer. Natural skincare products are often unregulated, and many of them contain botanicals and essential oils that might cause allergic contact dermatitis in some people. I often use organic poison ivy or snake venom as an example because just because something is natural doesn't mean it's non-toxic or safe.
Myth: In order to heal, wounds must be allowed to breathe
Fact: There is strong evidence that wounds should be covered and kept moist with petroleum jelly (or Vaseline) to allow them to heal. Allowing a wound to dry out results in a crust, which obstructs wound healing and worsens the appearance of the scar. In addition to preventing infection, covering a wound will help to keep it clean. Consult your doctor or dermatologist if you notice something strange on your skin or have questions about how to maintain your skin healthy. And if you come across someone who is perpetuating these skin misconceptions, you can correct them.