5 Skin Care Myths You Should Know About

Jan 9, 2019 | Skin Care


It’s overwhelming figuring out what the best way to care for your skin, especially with so much misinformation out there. Read on to learn about 5 skin care myths to know about to keep your skin healthy.

  1. Popping Pimples Will Help Prevent Acne

Some may find popping pimples satisfying, but this method to acne removal is very ineffective. Immediately, the pimple might diminish or disappear, but bursting it can backfire. Popping pimples can lead to scars, infections, and your acne to spread. As tough as it might be, leave that pimple alone when you have the urge to pop it.

  1. People with Oily Skin Don’t Need Moisturizers

If you have oily skin, common sense would be to avoid moisturizer. But, external factors, such as UV rays, pollution, and over-cleansing your skin can strip away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Thus, the skin overcompensates to keep it moist. Using an oil-free lightweight moisturize, like SkinMedica’s Ultra Sheer Moisturizer help replenish the skin’s natural moisture, while also feeling light-weight.

  1. You Only Need Sunscreen on Sunny Days

Surprisingly, even on cloudy days, your skin’s at risk for sun damage. UV rays can penetrate clouds. As part of your daily routine, remember to put sunscreen on—even when you’re wearing makeup. Unless your makeup has UV protection, it will not prevent skin damage. Even then, the SPF in makeup is often less powerful.

  1. Tanning is Good for Your Skin

The temptation is great to achieve a golden tan in the summer. Although sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D, overexposure to the sun can have detrimental consequences. Overexposure to UV rays causes premature aging and can lead to skin cancer. Tanning beds are even worse for your skin. Be safe and wear sunscreen when exposed to sunlight for extended time periods.   

  1. Botox is Only for People with Wrinkles

Yes, Botox is excellent for individuals wanting to reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. But, preventative Botox is great for those hoping to ward off the effects of aging. This proactive measure can help you appear younger later in life. Check out North Scottsdale Botox services.

Want to learn more about the best skin care for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Call us at (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.