There is tones of information on the internet regarding skin care. Some of the information are just pure myth but most of it is informational and beneficial. Skin care is kinda tricky since most of the times it sis tailor made depending on the skin type.
Today we are going to separate the beans from the chuff. We are going to explore some universal ways to take care of your skin. I cannot call myself a trained expert in skin care, but I have interacted and tested dozens of products to master the art of skin care.
• Myth: You must wash your face with hot water for it to be clean
Well it is believed that for your face to be clean you must rinse it with hot water. This is not true at all. In fact, hot water may get your face irritated and it may turn red especially for people with sensitive skin. For those with normal skin, hot water can still get your face dry out (the face is very delicate), leaving it more susceptible to all kinds of environmental issues, including red, flaky dermis to acne. Instead, you should wash your face with mildly warm to air-temperature water. Warm water will get your face clean without causing any irritation to it. The same is true for the rest of your body; although it feels good to burn it up in the shower, especially in cold weather, this is guaranteed to irritate your skin.
• Myth: Oil is bad for your skin
Most vegetable oils were used traditionally to moisturize the skin but in the modern world it seems like it is being ignored. My grandfather used to use olive oil and lather her hands and then wear cotton gloves to bed. Coconut oil is also good for your face. You can wash your face with it or slather it on after your shower; this applies for sesame oil and olive oil (go with the smell you prefer). After using an oil faithfully for some time you will notice that your skin whether oily or dry evens out and is either less oily or better moisturized. Majority of the new formulations and high-end beauty products contain these skin-protecting oils because they work.
• Fact: You don’t need to scrub to exfoliate
Smashing strawberries or other fruits on your skin can be better than exfoliating…
The truth is, using most synthetic cleansing scrubs is too harsh for most skin types. When you opt for more frequent face-washing, you can actually exacerbate acne, so lighten up and grab a sponge. Instead of using toxin- and chemical-filled scrubs in a tube, exfoliate naturally using fruit. Fruits are loaded with vitamins that will not react with your skin unless you are allergic to one. Rubbing the inside skin of a fresh mango, fresh pineapple chunk, or mashed strawberries directly on your face, leaves healthy natural, fruit acid AHAs on your skin. Leaving it there for a few minutes, then rinsing it off, is the best exfoliator you can get. This method may be a little too much for extra-sensitive skin, but works well for all other skin types.
Alternatively, you can invest in Dermpura skin care cleanser that will give you all the gentleness of natural fruits but the thoroughness of a master piece. Dermpura is a PH balanced, skin rejuvenating formula that is made with active ingredients that have been used for thousands of years to boost the production of collagen, penetrate the skin in order to achieve the total skin cleansing deep down and leave it feeling supple and soft.
• Fact: What matters most for healthy skin is not what you put on it, but what you eat
A healthy diet featuring lots fruits and vegetables, water, and maybe skin benefiting green tea, a little alcohol or none and plenty of sweat-drenching exercise will make your skin glow better than using expensive moisturizers even if it means using it more often. You’ll feel great too.
• Myth: Chocolate causes acne, but bread and pasta don’t
You don’t have to keep avoiding chocolate fearing that it is the one causing your breakouts. Pasta and bread might be the culprits. There have never been any conclusive scientific study linking chocolate-eating to acne. Surprised? On the other hand, there have been some that connect high-glycemic foods to breakouts.