Your next-door neighbor swears by her skincare routine, but it goes against that one commercial you just saw. The tanning salon down the street invites you in with tempting promises, but you just read that news report that counters what the salon is saying.
So what’s true? And maybe more importantly, what are the myths about skin care?
1. Some Tanning Beds Are Safe
Ahhhh… that bronze look. We all want it. But we shouldn’t risk our lives for it. You may have heard some tanning booth companies promising they filter out the “sunburn,” or UVB, rays. But don’t be fooled — no matter what, a tanning booth still exposes you to UVA rays, which can cause premature aging and cancer.
2. You Don’t Need Sunscreen When It’s Cloudy
Speaking of sunburns, you’ve probably heard that your skin is fine if you’re outside on a cloudy day. The clouds are blocking the sun, after all… right? Wrong. Those UV rays are strong, and can penetrate the clouds. You need to wear sunscreen on any sort of day, cloudy or not.
3. Scrubbing Your Face Keeps Blemishes Away
You may feel like scrubbing will get rid of all the dirt and impurities, but it actually irritates your skin. And it also removes the protective barriers and oils your skin actually needs.
So don’t scrub — gently cleanse! Take it one step further and use products with gentle ingredients to help maintain your skin’s suppleness.
4. Junk Food Causes Acne
Thank goodness this is a myth! To date, there are no studies that have shown a direct correlation between acne and junk food. Phew!
However, for those who are acne-prone, high-glycemic foods (like rice and sugary food) can lead to inflammation. It’s certainly wise to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that is low in sugar. In fact, a healthy diet can keep your skin nourished while preventing sallow or cracked skin.
5. Facial Exercises Prevent Wrinkles
We’re also happy to report that silly facial exercises don’t help you. (You can stop pulling that face now.) In fact, facial exercises may actually contribute to wrinkling, leaving lines from the positions in which you put your face.
6. All Sun Damage Happens Before 18
This is an old belief, and one that needs to be eliminated completely. You don’t get a free pass on sunscreen once you’re an adult. In fact, sunscreen is crucial your whole life through. Even if you already have wrinkles, you should still be protecting your skin from the aging and cancer-causing effects of the sun.
Fact: It’s Important to Take Care of Your Skin, No Matter Your Age
Your skin is an expression of who you are. Keep it healthy and well-pampered by using products with gentle ingredients. Kaiderma natural skin care products use ingredients that are formulated with powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins, anti-inflammatory agents, lipids and minerals to promote healthy and vibrant skin.