Mistakes and myths about skin care
As a dermatologist, I have seen many people working hard to take care of their skin, but fall for some of the biggest myths and mistakes that seem to have a life of their own. Let me share some of the most common ones:
What are the most common mistakes that people often make with their skin care program?
The two most common errors are:
1. Use soap or detergent that is too harsh for their skin.
The skin must retain its structural lipids in order to remain healthy. Soap removes them. The skin cleansing procedure should remove only excess oil, product and dirt, but not cut deeper lipids in the outer layer of the dead cell called the stratum corneum.
Choose your detergents carefully and use them only where you need them.
For example, hands and feet are often not so dirty or dirty that you need to smear; Often, a simple soap rinse used to clean your face, neck, chest and underarms will clean your hands.
The same goes for your legs. The rule of thumb is that if your skin becomes dry and dry when it dries out after washing, you excessively deprive your important structural lipids of the skin.
2. Studying skin care from product advertising.
They hide the story to sell you products. Learn about treating skin and treating skin problems from reliable sources. This applies to moisturizing, anti-aging skin care, acne care, facial flushing, etc.
People often need radiant, soft, moisturized skin and are costly with expensive products that claim to contain rare ingredients or mediocre products with advertising campaigns.
What is the best way to quickly get glowing and moist skin?
Radiant and dewy skin can be achieved by peeling followed by applying a product that locks water onto the outer layer of the skin.
Exfoliating is often a combination of physical (for example, a coarse scrub or shower cloth) used on wet skin in the shower.
It removes coarse, dead cells that give the skin a dull appearance.
Then, within three minutes after drying the skin, apply a moisturizing moisturizer with ingredients that are locked in water.
These may include hyaluronic acid, ATP, glycerin and oils.
Some great options include mine:
What are some secrets that people may not know (what a dermatologist does) abIs taking care of your skin right?
First, sunscreen should be a really wide spectrum, which means that it blocks UVA and UVB.
It also needs to be reapplied if you depend on it for sun protection, especially if you are using a chemical UV filter. These are all those that are not zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Of the two mineral filters mentioned, zinc far exceeds broad spectrum protection.
Secondly, large molecules do not enter the skin.
For example, the use of collagen cream will not add collagen to your skin, because collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin. They just sit outside and a waste of money. The same is true for all large molecules.
Let science guide you to the collection of active ingredients for rejuvenation. We offer several excellent products for skin care. We also have products that help resist the signs of aging skin on the skin of the body, hands and feet. These products and routines include ingredients proven by science to penetrate the skin to stimulate your skin cells to make collagen – ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C and glycolic acid, for example. These ingredients must be properly formulated in products. Professional products are likely to be correctly articulated.
What are some of the most common misconceptions regarding skin care?
My two favorite skin care myths are:
- The price of the product is equal to the benefits.
- Only celebrities and the rich and famous have access to the best skin care.
If you do your homework and learn about skin health and skin problems from reliable sources, you can create your own skin care procedure that really works for you!
My third favorite myth deserves its attention – this is the concept of moisturizing the skin!
How does hydration fit into the equation of healthy skin?
The concept of "hydration" is different for your skin than for your general physiology. Moisturizing the skin must occur from the outside, because the function of the skin barrier is absolute. If not, your body fluids will constantly seep through your skin!
This means that drinking more water will not make any difference to the hydration of the skin if you are not so severely dehydrated that you are weak and sick. Only then the skin is noticeably strong and sluggish from physiological dehydration. Drinking adequate water is good for a healthy, general physiology. A healthy body has a better complexion. This is due to the appearance of water and skin – not dehydration.
Think about it from the opposite point of view. Is taking a bath to quench your thirst? No, this is not because the skin is a barrier, keeping inside and out. The dryness of the skin that you see occurs outside of this barrier.
Yes, the dryness of the skin that you see daily is dehydration, which occurs outside the important barrier layer of your skin (called the stratum corneum).
This barrier and the underlying living cell layer, called the epidermis, holds your inner physiology and the outside world. When it is broken, the barrier cannot do this. It begins to look dry and rough, and, in the end, there is redness, scale and rubbing.
Your skin must be properly hydrated from the outside to maintain the healthy integrity of the barrier. Hydrate your skin daily with a good moisturizer that matches your skin type. Apply it within magic, three minutes after the towel dries, so that it locks the water onto the barrier in order to maintain a soft, dew-like tone and texture of the skin.
Learn more about healthy, hydrated skin.
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Dr. Bailey Skin Care