Debunking common skin care myths
As your dedicated esthetician, it’s my passion and responsibility to ensure you have all the right information to take care of your skin. I want to address some common skin care myths that continue to circulate, despite not being true. It’s important to have accurate information to make informed decisions about the health of your skin.
Let’s separate fact from fiction:
Myth: Drinking more water will hydrate your skin from within.
Fact: Hydration is very important, but water alone won’t guarantee well-hydrated skin. Pair your water with a proper skin care routine, including hydrating products like serums and moisturizers.
Myth: You can shrink your pores.
Fact: Pore size is mainly determined by genetics. You cannot physically shrink them, but you can minimize their appearance by cleansing twice a day (especially at night before bed), exfoliating 2-3 times a week with a gentle scrub or fruit peel and coming in regularly for a professional skin treatment.
Myth: Skin care products can erase wrinkles completely.
Fact: Most over-the-counter skin care products often make exaggerated claims that don't come close to delivering promised results. High quality, professional-grade products do a much better job of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but even they cannot completely eliminate wrinkles. For optimal results, you need a combination of a customized, daily skin care routine that is designed specifically for you, a healthy lifestyle and regular, professional skin treatments.
Myth: You should always wash your face with hot water.
Fact: Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause dryness and irritation. When cleansing, use lukewarm water to maintain your skin’s moisture balance.
Myth: Popping pimples helps them heal faster.
Fact: As tempting as it may be, popping pimples can lead to more inflammation, scarring and even infection. Use a spot treatment with salicylic acid, hold a piece of ice over it for 5 minutes or place a cool, chamomile tea compress over it when needed. Be patient and let the pimples heal on their own vs. picking.
Myth: Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin.
Fact: Makeup itself is not harmful, but sleeping with it on or using low-quality products can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Ensure you thoroughly cleanse your skin before bedtime…..every night!
Everyone’s skin is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, feel free to reach out to me. I’m happy to give recommendations tailored to your skin’s specific needs.
Peace, love & healthy skin,