Posted by Love Medical Spa on Feb 2 2023, 09:15 AM
Skincare is a crucial part of looking your best. It’s what keeps your skin healthy and glowing. While putting in a lot of effort on your skin, it’s common to hear a lot of skincare myths. So, we’re here to debunk these myths.
Scrubbing your face with harsh cleansers and grainy scrubs is a quick way to develop skin problems, including clogged pores, dryness, and even breakouts. By scrubbing away the top layers of your skin’s surface, you’re also getting rid of any natural oils that your body produces to protect itself. This causes your sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate, resulting in even more facial oiliness and breakouts. Instead of skipping out on exfoliation completely, use a cleanser or scrub that doesn’t contain abrasive particles that could damage your skin’s barrier.
You should also stay away from sugar-based exfoliators. It may seem like they’re doing a good job of exfoliating your skin, but the sugar itself can be very damaging. Not only will it dry out your skin, but it can also actually cause inflammation by irritating the skin. This can result in blackheads, acne, and other blemishes taking even longer to go away. Instead, try using a cleanser that contains only biodegradable ingredients that are certified as safe for human use. These will have a much gentler effect on your skin and still effectively clean it.
The idea behind a hot water treatment is that the steam will open the pores and help release dirt and debris. However, this can actually damage your skin instead of helping it. Hot water can dry out your natural oils and strip away important moisture from your skin, causing irritation. It can also break down the lipid barrier that keeps your skin healthy. Stick to lukewarm water when cleaning your face, and you’ll do just fine.
Hot, dry weather, especially when combined with high winds, can lead to skin dryness and irritation. The sun’s rays can also cause problems by causing sunburn or wrinkles. Cold winter weather can also dry out the skin, leading to cracked or chapped lips and itchy, dry skin all over the body. Wind can also make it tough for your skin to retain moisture, which can lead to skin peeling or chapping. Humid climates can add to the skin problems caused by cold weather as the air becomes very moist which can contribute to clogged pores or acne breakouts.
Moisturizers and sunscreen are your first line of defense against the effects of weather on your skin. These products help to protect the skin from moisture loss, sunlight damage, windburn, and more. You should also be sure to drink plenty of water to hydrate your body from the inside out. Staying indoors during harsh weather conditions can also help to prevent skin irritations or sunburn.
To learn more skincare tips, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals with dental care in Orlando.