If you want to have healthy and beautiful skin, you first need to get rid of some of those facial skin care myths most of us learned growing up. Only when you understand the facts about good skin care can you being to find the best products available for your needs and develop a regime that will help your skin look amazing.
Facial Skin Care Myth #1: Greasy Food & Acne
This idea grew out of the belief that what you ate determined the oiliness of your skin and since oily skin seemed to be linked to acne this might have made sense. However, acne is actually caused by the clogging of the pores by a combination of skin scales, oil, and bacteria. The oil is naturally produced by your skin and has no connection whatsoever with what you have to eat.
Keeping your face clean using a gentle cleanser once or twice a day is the best way to reduce acne problems. Although there are a few products available, that can be useful at treating the breakouts themselves.
Myth #2: Supermarket Bar Soap is Best for Your Skin
Although many people swear that bar soap is the best for cleaning your face, it’s rarely a good choice. Bar soap strips away the moisture from your skin and that’s not good. If you have oily skin, this can lead to greater problems with acne and can lead your skin to overproduce oil. If you already have dry skin, this can make your problems worse.
You are better off looking for soaps that contain glycerin and similar compounds because these actually attract moisture to your skin instead of driving it away.
Myth #3: Skin Pores Can be Opened or Closed
This myth obviously came about because some people’s pores are more visible than others. Thus visible pores were probably considered open. The truth is everyone’s pores are always open.
The reason why some people seem to have larger pores than others has to do with the amount of dead skin cells which build up around them. Bigger pores aren’t just less attractive either. They make it easier for those dead cells, bacteria, and oil to get clogged inside them and lead to breakouts.
To reduce the visibility of your pores you should use a product that exfoliates your skin as part of your facial skin care regime. By using this regularly, you’ll reduce your pore size and make your skin look healthier.