When it comes to skin care, everyone has their own regimes and routines. Everyone knows to wash their face, then to use toner and moisturizer. (But don’t forget sunblock in the morning!) What most people don’t know though, is that what you hear about the skin is always true. Your skin is delicate but can be tougher than you think.
A myth that is commonly heard is that squinting or rubbing your eyes and face can cause wrinkles.
That is actually true. Wrinkles form in places where skin cells are squeezed millions of times by facial expression, such as smiling and frowning, as your skin ages. This is something you can’t avoid though and is a natural occurrence. Rubbing your eyes though, can cause irritation and dryness but won’t cause any permanent wrinkles. Since most people usually won’t rub the eye in the same direction, same area with the same pressure every time it is unlikely for wrinkles to form because of it. That is, unless you do it to an extreme.
Another myth to bust is if dirt, chocolate and greasy foods causes acne.
That is actually not true. There hasn’t been any concrete food associations with acne that have been scientifically proven. While consuming greasy foods hasn’t been proved to cause acne, getting them on your skin does. The reason behind acne on your skin is due to a sebum, which is a fatty secretion produced in the skin. When your face isn’t being washed or exfoliated correctly, the sebum clogs the pores in your skin thus causing acne. Carbohydrate loads are believed to have a loose association but the data is still not finalized.
And while drinking enough water is necessary to maintain healthy skin, eight glasses may be a bit overbearing. Hydrating your skin is important but whatever excess water your body doesn’t need gets flushed out.
So the gist of it all?
Keep your skin healthy and you’ll bust through all the myth yourself. Continue eating healthy, drinking enough water and remember your daily skincare routine!
If you ever need a skin consult visit http://www.mcdermatology.com/ or call us at 281-941-5556. We see all ages and we have appointments all day Monday through Friday and same day visits.