Everyone perceives things differently, no two people’s perception are the same. With that being said though a myth is a myth, doesn’t matter how you perceive life. And when it comes to skin care…there are plenty Skin Care Myths—I want to take you through 10 Common Skin Care Myths. Common Skin Care Myth #1—Dry skin = Wrinkles Yes, there’s plenty lotions and potions out there to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles…but everyone WILL age, doesn’t matter what you paid for your anti-aging moisturizer. Aging is part of life, and yes, I know…you’re thinking “but I am using the best anti-aging cream on the market”, the best way to deal with this is to simply accept the fact that you will age, no matter what. Common Skin Care Myth #2—Shaving = Thicker Hair Shaving facial or body hair does not change the thickness of the hair—it never has and it never will. The part of the hair that you can see is lifeless and cannot liaise with the body to change the growth—yes the hair might feel rougher, because the cut ends are numb, but that’s as far as it goes!Common Skin Care Myth #3—Overcast day = No Sunscreen This cannot be farther from the truth, as the sun’s UV radiation will reach the earth’s surface, even on a cloudy day. So, come rain or sun…use sunscreen! Common Skin Care Myth #4—Squeezing pimples = More Pimples Yes, I won’t lie…after I have popped a pimple, it does feel better, but the truth is that the pus goes in even deeper. So what does mean? The fact that the pus goes in deeper might cause even more inflammation, but it will also cause scarring and spread—which is why you are most likely to get another pimple a few days after you popped the first one. If you really want the pimple out, rather opt for something called a comedone extractor—this tool can be bought at any beauty shop and it works like a bomb! Common Skin Care Myth #5—Greasy food = Acne At first I didn’t believe this either, but it is in fact true—greasy food does not cause acne! Yes, greasy food is not the healthiest choice, but there are other foods that are most likely to cause acne, such as citrus or dairy. So yes, you can have that chocolate that’s in the cupboard… Common Skin Care Myth #6—Blackheads = Dirty SkinYes, blackheads are dark in color, but they cannot be washed away, and no…it is not as a result of dirty skin. Blackheads forms when your skin produces too much sebum, dead skin cells exits through the pore, but the pore might get blocked, thus creating a clog. When this clog gets closer to the surface, it turns black. Opt for a product that contains salicylic acid—this will exfoliate inside the pore and get rid of the dead skin cells.Common Skin Carey Myth #7—Pores = Open and Close Remember that pores are just minute openings in our skin; they don’t have muscles to open and close. Yes, your pores can appear bigger or smaller, but they don’t open or close. And no, steam does not open the pores as well! Common Skin Care Myth #8—Oily Skin = No Moisturizer If you are trying to “dry out” your oily skin, STOP—your skin will send signals to your body to produce ever MORE oil. If you suffer from oily skin, remember that your skin still needs hydration and you might agree that stopping moisturize r will result in even more oily skin, which can be a nightmare for you!Common Skin Care Myth #9—High SPF = All day in the sun No…No…and No! If the SPF is very high, that does not mean that you can stay in the sun for longer, without reapplying. SPF also doesn’t refer to the ability to protect you from the UVA rays—these have been linked to wrinkles and skin cancer. Opt for a sunscreen that is “broad spectrum” with a SPF of 30. Remember that SPF 15 only outs +-93% of UVB light, whilst SPF 30 outs +-97%--but anything higher won’t do much more. Also, ANY sunscreen can be effective, provided it is reapplied every 2 hours. Common Skin Care Myth #10—Vitamin C = Sting = Good Yes, Vitamin C might cause a stinging sensation due to the acid that the vitamin contains. Research has shown that using acid on a daily basis might counteract the reason why you are using the Vitamin C in the first place. Vitamin C in acid form is also very unstable—breaking down every time you open the bottle. If your Vitamin C starts to turn brown, STOP using it, especially if your skin is sensitive! Opt for something that uses no-sting magnesium. I really hope these 10 Common Skin Care Myths might help you, as it did me. Leave your comments or add a myth!