3 Trendy Skincare Myths Debunked - What to Know

Cherie breaks down some popular skincare myths that may be causing more harm than good!
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Jun. 11, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Skin care has become even more popular in recent years on social media. Sharing beauty tips and reviewing products have become a trend, especially with the presence of health professionals and experts online. You’ve probably seen skin care-related content on any social apps, whether it is about getting rid of acne, skin whitening, or having the most recently adored glass skin. People are so hyped about beauty tips and products that a couple of new skin care myths are shared almost every day. The danger with that is that consumers are not certain whether these are safe or not because most of these are not yet dermatologically tested.You can’t blame those who easily believe in these myths because probably these people: Just want to look great Want an easy and quick solution for their skin problems Can’t afford insanely expensive products, so they rely on DIYs Here are three common skin care myths you should stop believing: Myth No. 1: Applying ice on your face can shrink your poresHave you tried applying ice or cold water on your face thinking that it will shrink your pores? According to medical experts, heat or cold does not affect the enlargement of your pores. Applying cold water on your face deep cleanses excess oil and debris on your skin, and that’s probably why you feel like your pores have closed. In fact, the sizes of pores are purely genetic, and constantly exposing your skin from extreme heat and cold can further irritate them.Myth No. 2: Coconut oil is good for healing dry skin People have been using coconut oil for treating not only their faces but hair as well, but is it truly beneficial? According to the Medical Doctor of 1Clinic in Toronto, Dr. Linda Nguyen, coconut oil is one of the most comedogenic oils sold in the market. Comedogenic oils are those that have a thick and wax-like texture, so they can clog pores, which causes pimples and blackheads. Coconut oil forms a wrap-like film over that pores, which restricts and traps natural oils and dirt as well.Myth No. 3: You can easily remove your blackheads using pore stripsIt is probably one of the most trendy skin care products that every skin care enthusiast has used and reviewed. You know how satisfying it is to see pore stripes peel off blackheads, but is it advisable? Dr. Nguyen said that pore strips cause extreme harm on your skin, especially on the face where it is most sensitive. Unfortunately, pore heads don’t remove blackheads. Instead, it peels off hair, dead skin cells, and sebaceous filaments. You may experience redness, hives, and dry patches when using pore strips, and it’s not normal. These skin irritations only reveal that your skin’s protective barrier got disrupted. ConclusionEveryone wanted to have good, perfect-looking skin that we all become so excited to try on new trendy products. Be careful, though, because this act can bring us more harm than good. Before buying any products or trying skin care trends, make sure to assess your skin first. You can learn what type of skin you have by consulting a dermatologist or by just taking a selfie using a mobile app that can assess your skin and send you a skin report. If you need professional advice about your skin or an honest skin care product review about moisturizers, serums, or toners, visit us today, and we’ll be glad to assist you.
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