Top 10 skin myths debunked

Top 10 skin myths debunked

Jul!a Jul!a
Ever been told you have to use a facial cleanser twice a day? Think you're fine not wearing sunscreen on your face just because your foundation has an SPF in it? You should think again according to this article about some of the common skin myths. The SPF one I kind of figured, but after seeing so many ads for some skin care products, it's easy to believe that you really do need all of these things when you really don't.

Anybody surprised by anything on this list? Anybody got any tips of their own to share?
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Those are some good tips.

When it comes to health and beauty stuff, I always take it with a grain of salt. That stuff is expensive and they love their money!
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I am surprised about not having to use facial products twice a day. It's just a ploy to get you to have to use more and buy more. I wash my face and apply lotion twice a day because it is so ingrained in me that that's how you take care of your face. Thanks for posting this.

Instead of buying facial scrubs I use cornmeal and facial soap.
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
The Clinique counter is the worst!!! They tried to sell me eye cream for my under eyes when I was 20. I am so glad that I got away from using alot of face products they were worse for my skin then the original problems.
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Working at a medical spa doing some promos for them and the Dr. Said the exact same thing. We clog up our skin more than we need to and not allow our skin enough room to breath. I was shocked because I mosturize twice a day!! I have drawers of stuff that never get used because I get tired of smearing on 5 steps of creams in whatever program I've decided to try this month!
Jul!a Jul!a
I personally suck at remembering to moisturize or do just about anything for skin care, especially my face. My body gets moisturized with either a thick lotion or an oil after my showers, and I try to remember to get my face too. I do exfoliate my face because otherwise I end up with what looks like a perpetual case of sunburn peel. But I also hardly ever wear makeup other than eye liner and eye shadow, so other than my own skin there's hardly ever anything I need to wash off, and even that stuff isn't much more than lotion as a base and some light powder from Mary Kay to even out my skin sometimes. I admit I could take better care of my skin, but it could be worse too lol.
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I used a tingly grapefruit face wash and have been known to use those nose strip sticky things.

I agree that people do too much to their skin that isn't healthy when they've been told otherwise.
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't agree with all of them. I'm Mediterranean, and have always had oily skin. I have to wash my face at least 2 times a day, or at least rinse carefully once and wash once. I can't stand, even now, when my skin is a bit drier than when I was younger, how oily my face feels in the morning during the summer. I'm not going without washing.

I also have to use a scrub once or twice a month. My skin gets flaky and dull looking and the scrub (I usually use apricot scrub) really makes is smoother and my skin looks better.

I've found some products for lines do work, up to a point. They seem to take care of really small lines and then reach a point where they don't seem to do anything.

Also, having oily skin, and a lot of allergies, some of which are to common sun screen ingredients, I do use my foundation as a sunscreen that has a skin conditioner and color toner in it. Seeing as I don't get burned and the "mask of pregnancy" which effected me from not using sun screen, during my last pregnancy is nearly completely faded from using these products (but not before I started using them,) I'm going to continue to use them.
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I have a lot of factors against me. 1) I live in Texas 2) I live at the lake, where we are constantly in and out of the water and 3) We ride motorcycles every weekend my skin takes a beating. I use a mild soap to wash and moisturizing lotion at night. I use a sunblock when we ride. I love the Sensuous massage oil (offered here) when my skin is feeling dry. I just rub a light coat on after showering to lock moisture in.
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
That article's pretty informative. I have to agree with it, my skin gets worse looking and feeling if I wash it with a facial cleanser twice a day. Now I just wash it in the shower and use a makeup removing wipe before bed. I use pretty much all natural products on my face now, so my skin is in pretty good condition. Just switching my makeup to natural mineral makeup got rid of my acne.
Rockin' Rockin'
Hmm...I just started using a "manual scrub" a month or so ago, and I LOVE IT. I always used to use the cream cleansers and didn't feel like they did much. A good St. Ives scrubbing feels so good in the morning. I don't wash my face at night, though (and I shower in the morning), so the tip about cleansing 2x a day, sure, I'll buy it.

My manual scrub + Clearasil cleansing pads right after a shower, mmm, I feel good.

I think it's funny that they're linking to articles promoting the products that the article is dissing.
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