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Anti-Aging and Skin Care Myths and Facts



Any woman who would say that she does not want to stay young and beautiful is most likely lying considering that everyone is naturally drawn to beauty. Another support to this fact is the thriving cosmetic and beauty industry and the numerous commercials and advertisements in all forms of media about staying young and having great-looking skin.

If you are one of the many who also desires to have an attractive complexion and look much younger than your actual age, then you are most likely following a beauty regimen and using beauty products. However, you should stop for a moment and make sure that you are truly doing the right thing. There are popular instructions, sayings, or beliefs with regard to skincare and anti-aging but you have to be able to separate the myths from the facts.

Here are a few of the more popular myths and facts on this subject for your appreciation and guidance:

  • Myth 1: There is no need to apply sunscreen when it is cloudy outside or during winter – this is one of the more popular myths that a lot of people fall for. It is important to note that the harmful rays of the sun still reaches the earth even if it is cloudy or during winter when the sun is not shining as brightly. Given this fact, it just means that your skin is still at risk; which means that you can still suffer the consequences like age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer if you are exposed in the sun for long periods of time.
  • Myth 2: If you want skincare or anti-aging product that works, purchase and use expensive ones – most people think that the more expensive an item the better but this principle is more likely applicable to high-end technological gadgets and not to beauty products. What is more important than price is the quality of ingredients of the product to make sure that it works as there are those that are reasonably priced yet work as good, if not better than more expensive items.
  • Myth 3: If you want to keep your skin healthy, you need to thoroughly clean your skin with soap and waterit is important to remember that too much of anything is not good and this also applies to cleanse, especially of the facial skin. Cleansing for too long especially using soap and water will actually bring more skin damage as it strips the skin of needed oils and it could also lessen the skin’s level of elasticity.
  • Myth 4: If you want an eye cream that works, choose one that is very rich  – eye creams are used to prevent or at least minimize the appearance of wrinkles around the eye area but it doesn’t necessarily mean that one of the criteria for choosing the cream is its richness. There are rich creams that are made from harsh chemicals that can clog the pores and irritate your skin.
  • Myth 5: Using a moisturizing soap would not cause skin dryness – do not forget that soap is still soap and even though it contains a lot of moisturizers it still has a component that can cause dryness, hence, you should not use (even) moisturizing soaps carelessly.