When it comes to your skincare there are stories and then there is science. While we are flooded with information from television, magazines and online articles about all the things we should or shouldn’t do to our skin, the reality is that most of this information hasn’t been proven.
After doing some research on tips from the top scientists and dermatologists in the country, we’ve compiled a list of some of skincare’s biggest myths, and we’re here to debunk them!
Myth: Drinking Water Will Give You Perfect Skin
Staying hydrated and drinking enough water is important for your overall health but what it won’t do is drastically change your skin by itself.
When your body functions at optimal levels, so does your skin. While there is no harm in keeping hydrated to make sure skin looks great, it won’t be the one step in your routine to revolutionize how you look. Staying hydrated is one of many steps in keeping your body functioning but make sure you’re also using a proper skincare routine.
What will make more of a direct impact on how your skin appears is maintaining a proper moisture barrier in your skin by using products such as hyaluronic acid or Shea butter like is found in the Repair and Release Cream.
This will make sure that all the water you are drinking is staying where it belongs, and not being evaporated off into the environment!
Myth: You Don’t Need Sunscreen On A Cloudy Day
SPF protection is one of the simplest ways to protect your skin from future damage. Elements like UV rays and pollution can wreak havoc on your skin giving free radicals the power to age you with wrinkles and cause dark spots.
UV rays have been proven over and over again to be able to penetrate clouds so even when it’s overcast, those rays are still reaching your skin and causing harm. Not only should you be wearing sunscreen every single day, but you should also be re-applying it as the day goes on to make sure your skin is always protected.
Myth: Don’t Ever Pop Your Pimples
We’re told time and time again not to pick at zits or pop your pimples but that message isn’t always true. While you never want to aggravate a pimple that isn’t ready, you actually should pop your pimple if they have a white head on them.
Note: The best way to make sure you don’t get white heads in the first place is wash your face day and night with an anti-oxidant cleanser like the Olive Oil Day and Night Cleanser from South Beach Skin Lab
The white head represents that the puss inside needs to be evacuated from your pore and that it’s ready to go without causing damage to your skin. If you are going to attempt to remove your pimple, make sure you have clean hands, make sure it is definitely white-headed and use a warm towel to expand the skin. Don’t forget to pop it gently!