There’s a lot of misinformation floating around on the internet with regards to your skin care. Here are five skin care tips that you’re better off without. Ditch these common myths to get smoother, healthier-looking skin.
- Your skin should feel tight after you wash it.
If your skin feels tight after you finish washing it your cleanser is too harsh. Daily washing removes bacteria, oil and dead cells. However, if you aren’t using the right cleanser or if you’re over-washing your face, you can actually trigger outbreaks and increase the appearance of fine lines.
If you’re in the market for a new cleanser we recommend the Obagi NuDerm System, which includes everything from cleanser to sunscreen. These medical grade skin care products address the signs of aging skin and work to reduce brown spots, wrinkles and sagging skin.
- If a product doesn’t work quickly, move on.
Just because something doesn’t work immediately doesn’t mean that it won’t work. It’s important to stick with a regimen long enough to see what works for your skin. Wait eight to ten weeks before you abandon a product and move on to the next thing.
- All sun should be shunned.
Getting some sun exposure every day is actually one of the BEST actions you can take for your health – both mental and physical! It’s through sun exposure that your body produces enough essential vitamin D, which protects against cancer, including melanoma, and supports your immune system, cardiovascular system, bone and teeth, muscle strength and kidney function.
While excessive sun exposure, like getting a sunburn, can seriously damage your skin, SAFE sun exposure (like being out in the sun outside of peak hours and wearing sunscreen) is actually a fundamental step for achieving optimal health.
- My skin is oily, so I shouldn’t use a moisturizer.
Everyone can benefit from a moisturizer. If your skin is excessively oil, it may be a reaction to being too clean. If that’s the case, a moisturizer can actual keep it soft and help regulate some of the excess oil.
- There is no difference between over-the-counter products and medical-grade skin care products.
Medical-grade products contain higher levels of active ingredients, so you’ll see better results more quickly. Over-the-counter products, on the other hand, are made for all types of skin and have lower levels of active ingredients to minimize adverse reactions. However, this also means that it may be less effective, especially if you are trying to achieve a specific result or target a specific defect.
A professional consultation provides a custom skin care regimen that’s specifically tailored for you. To learn how we can help you, contact us today.