Maintaining a routine to have great skin is hard enough for most people. To add to the work, there are plenty of misconceptions about what one should do. Here are a few pieces of advice that, according to greatist.com, we should ignore.
1. Blaming yourself for an acne breakout
If someone says that your breakout is because you are touching your face too often or by sleeping on the same pillow cover, you can take it with a pinch of salt.
Experts have said that acne is genetic and doctors must advise patients on the right treatment rather than blaming them.
2. All natural products for skin are safe
Just as some chemical products can be safe for skin and some not, the case is the same with natural products too. Check with your skin specialist before using natural products.
3. Exfoliate daily for clear skin
Over-exfoliation can strip new skin cells which are not ready to be removed. It can trigger redness, irritation and inflammation, lead to raw skin and skin infections. It can also cause acne as a result of overactive oil gland production. Your skin needs gentle exfoliation just twice a week.
4. Eating greasy food gives you oily skin
There is a misconception that your skin becomes oily because of eating oily food. High-glycemic foods and certain dairy products can cause an acne break-out through indirect ways.
To find out if a certain food causes an acne breakout, remove it from your diet for a month and see if it makes a difference.
5. Let wounds turn to scabs so they can heal
Scabs take a long time to heal and lead to pigmentation. Experts recommend using Vaseline on wounds to moisten them and let them heal better with less scarring.