The girl talk on magazines, TV or beauty blogs takes all of us to the same conclusion: the skin issues are the most discussed topic on the female social media world.
However the large majority of skincare problems are not caused by the majority of myths circulating around them.
Here are 3 of the most ridiculous skin myths that women take for granted not being aware of the real consequences behind them.
Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin.
Microdermabrasion used in cosmetic care is very close to a medical treatment used for removing the scars, wrinkle removal or acne treatment. Still this method must be used only in extreme cases and only when there is no other solution. There must be at least a year between the sessions and it must be done only by certified personnel.
The side effects can be chronic and can result in skin thickening. This method presumes eliminating the superficial layers of the skin which have a protective role against infections and sunrays. This is why if you have chosen microdermabrasion as a skin treatment method you must be aware that you expose yourself to an infection risk that can be avoided only by special care.
The soap is bad for the skin
Perhaps this was accurate with the old generation of soaps which were made by animal and vegetal grease procession. The new generation of soaps present on the market since the last decade is created using a method that makes them an antibacterial weapon. Yes, the soap consistence is more acid than usual makeup removal, but washing the face with organic soap, using a sponge will create a mild peeling which can help exfoliate the skin.
Many skin problems created by the skin’s contact with germs and air born bacteria can disappear after a correct face wash. The skin toner can help reinstate the skin pH and the right moisturizer can help completing the task.
Water drinking is the recipe for beautiful skin
The human body needs a certain quantity of water in order to function accurately and keep a healthy chemical balance. The surplus will be used by the body to eliminate toxins and the kidneys will filter it increasing the number of trips to the toilet. Water is important, but only water won’t make you shine like the models in the skin care commercials.
The bottom line is that in skin care world the right way to go is to filter the information. Drastic methods are not always the right ones and the simple old school care is sometimes better than you can imagine.