When it comes to skincare advice, it’s often tricky to separate fact from fiction. After all, there’s so much misinformation floating around on the internet! Luckily, the cosmetology and medical aesthetics experts from Canadian Beauty College are here to debunk prevalent skincare myths.
- Eating greasy foods causes acne
While greasy and fatty foods can have a host of negative effects on your body, there’s no scientific evidence suggesting that they’re to blame for your most recent breakout.
That being said, dairy is linked to acne flare-ups, especially around your chin and jawline. So, if you’re noticing more breakouts and inflammation in those areas, you might want to cut back.
- Makeup prematurely ages the skin
As any makeup artist will tell you, makeup doesn’t age your skin as long as you wash it off every night.
If you take the time to properly remove your makeup and follow the correct cleansing routine for your skin type, your skin will remain perfectly healthy. In fact, many modern makeup products are designed to help nourish, or even improve, your skin.
- Hot water is best for washing your face
Actually, lukewarm water is best. Using hot water to wash your face can dry out your skin and remove its protective moisture barrier.
To open your pores, you can gently steam them with a hot towel or by taking a shower. However, be careful not to directly expose your face to hot water for too long.
- People with naturally oily skin shouldn’t moisturize
Even if your skin is naturally on the oily side, you should use a quality moisturizer after washing your face. After all, most cleansers strip the natural oils from your skin, which need to be replenished afterwards.
To find the right moisturizer for your skin type, we recommend consulting with cosmetology professional.
- Exfoliating vigorously leads to the best results
When washing your face, gentler is almost always better. Exfoliating too vigorously or more than two to three times a week can strip your skin of its protective moisture barrier. This makes it vulnerable to clogged pores, excessive dryness and even premature wrinkling.
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If you want to learn how to properly care for your skin or need some extra help in keeping it beautiful, reach out to Canadian Beauty College. Our Toronto medical spa offers an array of professional cosmetology treatments designed to provide numerous benefits. Contact us today to discover our services and monthly specials.