We’ve all been victim to the latest and greatest beauty trends out there. With this in mind, we thought we’d clear up some of the most common misguiding advice that just doesn’t seem to go away—along with the real truths you should know.
1. You don’t need sunscreen in the winter
Whoever said you only need sunscreen in the summer is incorrect. UV rays are harmful all day, every day. One of the main causes of premature aging is exposure to UV rays. UV rays can still pass through the clouds and even through your car window. Do yourself a favor and invest in a moisturizer that has SPF already in it. I use a moisturizer with SPF 50 in it every day. I would try and shoot for at least 20-30 SPF in your daily moisturizer. Oil of Olay and Rodan and Fields has some great options.
2. If your skin in oily, use less moisturizer, or don’t use any at all.
False. You skin actually overcompensates in the oil department if you don’t have enough moisturizer on it. Also if you use a product that dries your face out to much, your body with naturally produce more oil. Once again I really like the two moisturizers I mentioned above for an everyday light weight moisturizer.
3. Diet doesn’t affect your skin.
Have you heard the saying “You are what you eat?” this is so true, especially when it comes to your skin. If you notice you are all of a sudden getting a lot more breakouts than normal, check your eating habits. Have you been eating more fast food or greasy foods? This would be the culprit to those ugly breakouts. The best diet is a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and veggies. You can’t honestly go wrong with following the food pyramid, except feel free to cut out some of the bread if also trying to shed a few lbs.
4. You don’t need to treat wrinkles until you see them.
Actually, prevention is your best defense to combat those pesky wrinkles. Dry skin cracks faster. Once again lather up your skin with a great daily moisturizer. We can’t say this enough. Another great prevention method is exfoliating. Your skin can’t properly absorb the moisturizer you are applying if it is covered in dead, dry skin. We recommend getting a good exfoliating product and use it two to three times per week for best results.
5. Shaving will make your body hair grow back thicker.
While you may think that your hair grows back thicker each time you shave, this is not the case. Much to our pleasant surprise, the hair just appears shorter and a bit more stubbly, making it seem thicker than it really is in between shaves.