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5 Grossly Inaccurate Facts about Skin Care

Most people follow some sort of skin care regimen. You’ve tried countless skin care products. Maybe you’ve had a few skin care treatments.

At the end of the day, all you really want is a simple skin care plan to keep your skin healthy and looking its best.

Easier said than done, right?

The truth is there are a lot of interesting but false skin care facts. This information about skin care products and treatments can actually have a negative impact on the quality of your skin.

But, fear not! We are going to set the record straight!

Here are 5 fascinating but false facts about skin care. How many of these did you think were true?

Washing Your Face More Often Is Better

It’s easy to see why you may think washing your face more often is better. But it’s not. Moderation is best when it comes to washing your face. Washing your face too frequently can dry out your skin and do more harm than good.

Make sure you know what is in the skin care products you use. Some can strip your skin of its natural oils, cause sensitivity, or even irritate your skin.

If you have dry, oily, blotchy or any other skin type, try a HydraFacial treatment. You will see noticeable results in one 30-minute treatment session.

Young People Shouldn’t Use Anti-Aging Products or Treatments

Not true. You are never too young to use skin care products or treatments that can improve your skin condition. The earlier you start, the better your skin will look now and as you age.

Your Skin Gets Use to Skin Care Products

Another common skin care myth. While your skin can adapt to some prescription skin care products, it does not become immune to moisturizers, antioxidants, and skin care treatments.
And, no, you don’t need to use skin care products from the same brand for best results. Find the products and treatments that work best for your skin type.

Using A High SPF Means You Can Stay In the Sun Longer

Using sunscreen with a higher SPF does not make you immune to the sun’s UV rays. It also doesn’t mean you can stay in the sun longer. Sunscreen, regardless of SPF, will be ineffective if not reapplied every few hours.
Also, all skin damage doesn’t happen early on in life. UV damage can be worse when skin is exposed as you age. Always wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

Toothpaste Can Get Rid Of Acne Spots

This myth has been around for years. It’s a reason why teenagers, and even some adults, across Canada are seen with toothpaste on their face. Toothpaste can actually irritate or dry out the skin. You are better off using a prescribed acne cream or investing in an acne treatment.

And just in case you were wondering – junk food does not cause acne.

Have acne scars? Try our acne scar removal treatment to improve your skin.

Book A Free Skin Care Consultation

Our professionally trained laser technicians at Precision Laser Skin Care will help you choose the best treatments and products to keep your skin looking younger and (clearer) healthier. Book a skincare appointment today!

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