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The products we buy for our skin may actually be damaging. Check out these myths!
Myth: Vigorously scrubbing skin with soap will cure acne.
It can make acne worse. Wash your face 1-2 times daily with warm water and gentle cleansers (http://www.neutrogena.ca/cleansers). Pat with a fresh towel.
Myth: Higher SPF = better protection.
Regardless of SPF, most sunscreens only protect from UVB rays — not harmful UVAs. Choose a broad spectrum SPF 15-30.
Myth: Junk food causes acne.
Greasy residue from junk food can aggravate acne, but there’s no link from eating it.
Myth: Popping pimples is the fastest way to clear them.
You actually push more bacteria and oil in — and it can scar.
Myth: Steam opens pores.
Pores don’t open or close… but steam helps cleanse and moisturize.
Myth: Shaving makes new hair thicker/darker.
The blade creates a blunt edge, making hair feel thicker.
Myth: Tanning cures acne.
While it might zap some pimples, UV rays stimulate oil production!
Myth: Tanning booths are safer than the sun.
You get 12x more UVA exposure, and your risk for cancer skyrockets.
Myth: Natural products are better.
Ideal products blend natural and synthetic ingredients.
Myth: Drinking lots of water will moisturize skin.
No link here — dehydration doesn’t dry your skin.
Go spread the word on these skin myths!0