Dr Rashmi Shetty Busts Top Skin Care Myths Trending in 2022
Let’s get to the veracity behind common skincare tips. Here are 13 skincare myths you should stop believing, according to Dr Rashmi Shetty from across the country.
Hot Water is Good for Your Skin
No, using hot water for showering removes the essential oils from your skin which can leave skin dry and itchy. Never use hot water on your face as the facial skin is more sensitive to hot water. If you cannot avoid hot showers due to years of having one, make sure to only use lukewarm water while washing your face.
Gold Facial is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial
The scientific evidence is limited. Some ingredients are less expensive and have more scientific backing, which provides similar and more benefits than what gold is claimed to provide. A gold mask put on for a few minutes cannot benefit.
Only Teenagers Get Acne
Yes, we have heard it time and again that you get acne only during your teenage. Puberty triggers acne in teenagers but adults can get acne due to several reasons too. Adults could get acne due to hormones, hereditary or hereditary. To know more about adult acne triggers, watch here
Face Exercises Will Reduce Wrinkles
We see a lot of bloggers on social media showing us several facial exercises that they claim to reduce wrinkles. Dr Rashmi Shetty says that using the muscles in the face more will not strengthen or tighten the skin. For the fine lines on your face, it is best to get in touch with your dermatologist who has all the necessary equipment under one roof so that based on your skin type and facial features, you can get that smooth youthful skin. Dr Rashmi Shetty says, “It does have benefits however, people are made to believe it does more than it can. For example, I recently read -face yoga gives you wrinkle-free skin and youthful features without injectables. It cannot change your features or remove/reverse wrinkles and fine lines. What it can do is help with blood circulation and lymphatic drainage which can make you look less puffy. Which is great to help you look nice and flushed, help with skin healing and lymphatic drainage can allow your existing features to be shown better. However, the muscles on your face are small, thin and stuck to the skin. Hence, they work differently from the muscles in your body that you work to build and enhance structure/physique. The face muscles – if overworked can even lead to more wrinkles and fine lines.”
Acne is Normal
Acne is NOT normal. It is a sign that something is going wrong in your body. Whether that is lifestyle choices leading to oxidative stress, internal inflammation, or gut issues.
Therefore, acne needs to be addressed. Especially, when you have recurring stubborn acne, painful breakouts, or too many. If your skin is healthy, then you will NOT have acne. (Other than occasional acne here and there which is okay & normal.
To hear Dr Rashmi Shetty, talk about this below,
Tanned Skin is Healthy
No, the skin tans to protect itself from the sun. Hence, tanned skin means your skin has been damaged. Tanned skin may look healthy because it looks evenly brown or olive-brown instead of pale. But for that exposing your skin to the direct sun, will cause a lot of DNA changes, accelerating ageing and higher risk of skin cancer.
Lips Do Not Sunburn
Lips too can get damaged by the harsh UV rays. Use a lip balm that offers SPF protection.
If you have oily skin, you can skip the moisturizer
If you don’t moisturize, your skin will dry out, even if it is oily. That will trigger your skin to produce more oil. Oily skin can be dehydrated too. People with oily skin, need to go for a moisturizer, that will not clog pores. Choosing the right moisturizer is the key.
Sunscreen can be applied only on Sunny Days
When you are indoors, or on a cloudy day, do not assume that you are free from the sun’s harsh rays. It is important to wear sunscreen every day, irrespective of whether you are indoors or outdoors. Clouds do not block the UVA and UVB rays. Neither do the windows.
Men Do Not Need Skincare
Men also need moisturizers. It helps skin from getting too dry, which could, in turn, lead to clogged pores and oily skin. Men are exposed to the same age aggressors and skin changes as they age. They do have an advantage as they have thicker skin and more oil glands but men need skin care nevertheless.
If Your Skin is Dark, You Need Less Sunscreen
Not true. The sun’s UV rays can cause the same damage to dark skin.
Now that you have your facts set right, we hope you will not fall prey to trending skin care tips that have no scientific basis. Consulting a good dermatologist and nourishing your skin from within, with necessary science-backed Ra supplements will help you.
Credit: Audio notes provided by Dr Rashmi Shetty
Dr Rashmi Shetty, a specialist dermatologist, is an international speaker, teacher, and author with over 18 years of aesthetic and clinical dermatology experience.
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