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Anti-Aging Skin Care Myths Debunked

Updated on September 19, 2013

The Fountain Of Truth

The are many misconception about some anti-aging skin care tips floating around the blogosphere, women magazine, talk shows and conversation from friends and family. General information overload causes us to be confused as to what skin care treatments are legitiment and what are myths. There are many effective skin care treatments, such as radiesse in Manhattan and fraxel in NYC, that can help prevent aging and are overlooked with false anti-aging quick tips and tricks. Here we debunked some common anti-aging skin care myths.

Myth 1: Water is the fountain of youth.

Fact: Daily intake of water is good for your overall health as water support hydration, digestion, circulation, absorption and excretion in your body. However, water affect as a anti-aging agent for the skin is scientifically unverified. There are many speculations and studies are still taking place with polar results. Some researchers believe water acts as an anti-aging agent, while others differ. While water effects on the skin is inconclusive, water does have a positive effects on the body.

Myth 2: You don't need sunscreen on a cloudy day.

Facts: Ultraviolet radiations, UVA and UVB, reaches the earth whether the sky is cloudy or not. Although the clouds may help the diminish the harmful effect of UVB rays, UVA rays can penetrate right through the clouds and into our skin causing premature aging and possible skin cancer. Therefore, it is important to use sunscreen every day for every two hours or so. Even with SPF makeup, it is still not as effective in protecting your skin from the harmful rays and many dermatologist suggest using both SPF and SPF makeup.

Myth 3: The higher the SPF, the better the protection.

Facts: There is a lot of misconception about SPF ratings. SPF rating is the measure of how long the time it takes for the UV rays to burn your skin when not using sunscreen and not the length of time the sunscreen protects your skin. It may be logical the higher the SPF ratings the better the protection. However, studies shows that SPF 15 contributes to about 94% of UV rays protections, SPF 30 contributes to about 97% and SPF 45 contributes to about 98%. There is no sunscreen currently available that can protect your skin 100%. Some dermatologist recommend sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 with one of the following ingredients: mexoryl, oxybenzone, avobenzone or titanium dioxide.

Myth 4: The more expensive the skin care products, the better it will work.

Fact: In most cases, prices and results have no relationship. What ones need to look for in an anti-aging skin care products is the ingredients. Topical anti-aging ingredientsts in skin care produc, such as retinoids, antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids and ceramides, have been medically proven to make a difference in the look and feel of the skin. You can find these ingredients in both expensive high-end skin care products and cheaper priced drugstore skin care products. Ingredients is the key, not the price or brand name.

Myth 5: Popping pimples and removing pus clears your skin.

Fact: Although it may be tempting to pop those pimples on your face immediately, you are causing more damage to your skin in the long run. Many people believe that if they remove all the pus in the pimple, they are clearing their skin and preventing it from getting bigger. However, you can never completely remove the pus 100% and the residual creates larger pores, scarring and inflammation. As well the dirt and bacteria from using your hand to pop those pimples makes it easy further inflammation and spreading the pus to other parts of your face. Dermatologist suggest to let the pimples run its course until it fades out and strongly urge not to touch it.

Myth 6: Daily exfoliation produce clearer skin.

Fact: The micro beads in the scrubs is what helps to remove dead skin, dirt and excessive oil when exfoliating. Dermatologist recommend exfoliating no more than twice a week as part of your skin care regime. Do not exfoliate daily as it can deplete the natural oils that helps keep your skin moisturized and elastic. Over exfoliation can lead to dryness and patchiness making your skin red, tender and possibly swollen.

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