Don't do the MYTH!
We all want a CLEAR and HEALTHY skin. We try to switch products from time to time just to achieve that radiant and glowing skin. Unfortunately, not all products work well with our skin and sometimes it takes too long for our skin to show changes. We often get impatient with the results that we tend to look for alternatives and quick fixes to our skin concerns. I have also been in the situation where I would follow every DOs that I could ever see on google because I was already at the desperate times of my skincare journey…BUT, I deeply regretted that!
When I snapped back to reality, I learned that NOT everything you see on the internet about skin care is TRUE. Some information may even do harm instead of making it better. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about 5 MYTHS that you should AVOID to save your skin!
MYTH 1: “DON’T REGULARLY USE SUNSCREEN BECAUSE IT CAUSES CANCER”
Sunscreens are skin products that are applied to protect our skin from the harmful rays and effects of the sun. This myth is one of the popular ‘talk-about’ on the internet.
According to Patel, an associate professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, that there is NO medical evidence wherein a sunscreen caused cancer unlike how the UV rays that came from the sun do. She also recommends using a sunblock because it contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which are known ingredients in sunscreens because they help in providing a sun-protection effect to a product.
MYTH 2: “APPLY FRESH LEMON TO YOUR SKIN BECAUSE IT LIGHTENS ACNE SCAR”
There is not enough evidence that supports Lemon as an acne scar treatment.
Lemon is highly acidic and applying it to your skin may result in irritations and dryness. Although it contains vitamin C that is known to help in reducing damage and premature aging to skin, a freshly squeezed lemon is something that you should NEVER rub onto your skin. It may feel and look good but you won’t be aware how much it is damaging your skin deeply.
MYTH 3: “USE TOOTHPASTE TO REMOVE A PIMPLE”
Toothpaste usually has baking soda, alcohol and hydrogen peroxide in their ingredients list that are often found in skincare products as well. However, not because products have similar ingredients means that they function similarly.
Although it contains these common skincare ingredients that are known for treating a zit, there are also ingredients in a toothpaste that are harmful to your skin such as Fluoride. A toothpaste applied on skin can also cause irritation and dryness that could eventually cause skin breakout and damage.
Our skin is unique and it reacts differently to everything that we use. However, the deep properties of our skin react similarly. There is thousands of information online that you can have access to with just a few words and a click on google. However, you have to be careful with the ‘hacks’ you try because not everything is good for your skin.
It is best to do research whenever you wish to try something or consult a dermatologist for further consultation.