Top skin care myths busted

All of us have our own concepts about skin care! Each of us has a set of beliefs about what is good or bad for our skin – be it tips from our grandmothers, suggestions from friends or our own experiments. However, there are many misconceptions that float around leading to bad skin care habits!

Here are some myth-busting tips that will give you an eye-opener on how to care for the most important part of your appearance! Be skin-smart and read on:

Myth 1: All creams with natural ingredients are safe but only marginally effective.
Fact: Not true. Many natural ingredients are extremely effective skin care ingredients. Coconut oil and cream, for instance, penetrates the skin very effectively and doubles the moisture levels in just twelve hours. It also strengthens the skin’s natural lipid layer and improves skin texture remarkably within two months of starting to use it.Aloe Vera is known to soothe inflamed skin after a sunburn etc. So, natural ingredients can be scientifically and therapeutically very effective too.

Myth 2: What I eat is unimportant for my skin as long as I have a good cleansing routine
Fact: What you eat is just as important for beautiful skin. It is now scientifically proven that sugar causes acne and skin ageing; dairy promotes inflammation while whole grains, carrots and tomatoes keep the skin youthful. Learn how to eat your way to beauty!

Myth 3: Once you find products that suit your skin, never change them.
Fact: The truth of the matter is skin types are dynamic and often keep changing. Do not blindly continue the same product; check your skin type especially during seasonal changes, to avoid skin problems

Myth 4: If my mom had dark spots and acne, I will too.
Fact: This is only marginally true. You may inherit your mom’s skin type but the chances are equally high that it may be more like your dad’s! What you can control is pursuing a good skin care routine inside out to always look your best!

Dr. Aparna Santhanam.

The author is a cosmetologist, dermatologist and hair expert. If you have a query for Dr. Aparna, send it to us at bawarchieditor@sify.com now!

All of us have our own conceptions about skincare! Each of us has a set of beliefs about

what is good or bad for our skin – Be it tips from our grandmothers, suggestions from friends or our own experiments. However, there are many misconceptions that float around leading to bad skin care habits!

Here are some myth-busting tips that will give you an eye-opener on how to care for the most important part of your appearance! Be skin-smart and read on:

Myth 1. All creams with natural ingredients are safe but only marginally effective.

Fact: Not true. Many natural ingredients are extremely effective skin care ingredients. Coconut oil and cream, for instance, penetrates the skin very effectively and doubles the moisture levels in just twelve hours. It also strengthens the skin’s natural lipid layer and improves skin texture remarkably within two months of starting to use it.Aloe Vera is known to soothe inflamed skin after a sunburn etc. So, natural ingredients can be scientifically and therapeutically very effective too.

Myth 2. What I eat is unimportant for my skin as long as I have a good cleansing routine

Fact: What you eat is just as important for beautiful skin. It is now scientifically proven that sugar causes acne and skin ageing; dairy promotes inflammation while whole grains, carrots and tomatoes keep the skin youthful. Learn how to eat your way to beauty!

Myth 3. Once you find products that suit your skin, never change them.

Fact: The truth of the matter is skin types are dynamic and often keep changing. Do not blindly continue the same product; check your skin type especially during seasonal changes, to avoid skin problems

Myth 4. If my mom had dark spots and acne, I will too.

Fact: This is only marginally true. You may inherit your mom’s skin type but the chances are equally high that it may be more like your dad’s! What you can control is pursuing a good skin care routine inside out to always look your best!

<strong><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-4323″ style=”margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” title=”aparna_10aug11_100″ src=”http://health.sify.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/aparna_10aug11_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”100″ />Dr. Aparna Santhanam. The author is a c<em>osmetologist, dermatologist and hair expert. </em></strong><em><strong>If you have a query for Dr. Aparna, send it to us at <a href=”mailto:bawarchieditor@sify.com”>bawarchieditor@sify.com</a> now! </strong></em>

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