The fact of the matter is that makeup does not cause wrinkles, but the way in which you use it may. If you are in the habit of pulling your eyes to apply makeup, you will break a few blood vessels, which will make you wrinkle faster. Moreover, if you vigorously remove makeup, you can also do damage to those sensitive areas around the eyes. So, to avoid all that unpleasantness, you have to treat your facial skin carefully. Scrubbing energetically works for cleaning and disinfecting, but that is not the purpose of makeup removal.
2. Acne is just a phase
For many of us, that might be true. During our teenage years, the body secretes certain hormones, which will determine the emergence of those nasty looking pimples. Even though adulthood brings with itself the advantage of hormonal balance and a lowering in sebum levels, that doesn’t happen for everyone. What’s more, a visit to the dermatologist will tell you if you have other skin problems which may cause acne, such as folliculitis. That being said, drying your skin to get rid of it isn’t exactly the best option. The reason is that you can irritate your face instead of curing it. Thus, the best solution is to choose a good moisturizer, preferably an oil-free one.3. If you have dry skin, you should drink more water.
While it’s essential to drink enough water daily to stay hydrated, and dehydration can make your skin dry, the reverse of this statement doesn’t present itself as a valid consequence. Therefore, dry skin doesn’t automatically translate into a lack of hydration, and if you continue to drink more water than you should, you could be developing further health issues. The best way to proceed is to get a dermatologist’s advice since your skin may be dry if your body doesn’t produce enough natural oils. In this particular situation, you will probably have to use an oily moisturizer or night cream.
4. No need for sunscreen, unless you’re planning a trip to the beach.
This particular assertion couldn’t be further from the truth. However, it is quite evident how this more prevalent misconception has become so widespread, as the product’s name has “sun” in it. The logical assumption would be that if there is no sun, you don’t need any sunscreen. But UV rays don’t care if it’s a cloudy weather, especially ever since the ozone layer has become more rarefied. As such, if you want to take care of your skin, you should consider putting sunscreen on daily. You will thus be preventing the onset of skin cancer, as well as the aging, discoloration, and puffiness of your skin.
5. Lemon juice can make blackheads disappear.
Theoretically, lemon juice does have some properties which hinder the emergence of blackheads, because its acid tightens the pores. But blackheads are related to the production of sebum, which we now know is hormonally influenced. Even if you use lemon juice to treat the symptoms a.k.a. the blackheads, the underlying issue remains. Lemon juice is perceived as one of the best cleansers because we always jump to the conclusion that natural equals better. In fact, it being so astringent can actually cause your skin to become irritated. If you really want to use lemon juice for your blackheads, consider mixing it with water and applying it first to a small skin portion to see if it doesn’t cause a rash.
All that being said, if you are looking for a magical heal-all remedy for your skin, we’re sorry to let you know that there is no such panacea. The best thing you can do for yourself is trying to understand exactly what causes your face skin to have a less than healthy look. Remember that your face shows you the symptoms, and you should uncover the causes. However, to minimize the impact of adverse factors, you should properly hydrate yourself, consider wearing sunscreen on a daily basis and don’t put on or clean your makeup too aggressively.
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Author Bio Meighan Sembrano has done her Mass Communication degree. In her free time, she likes to write about health, lifestyle fitness, world news, and beauty. She is an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012. To know more about her, follow her on Twitter, Pinterest