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Theres only one way to do skin care correctly.
MYTH: It's important to wash your face with a powerful cleanser.
While it is important to remove dirt and excess oil from your skin to prevent clogged pores and breakouts, stripping your skin of its natural moisture by using a harsh cleanser might do more harm than good.
"When you scrub your face, you're and barriers, which tends to lead to rashes and even burns," said Sandy Johnson, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Johnson Dermatology Group to WebMD.
Stick with a gentle cleanser and don't wash your face too frequently to prevent irritated acne-prone skin.
MYTH: Getting regular facials will help prevent acne.
Bad news for your spa habit - facials could actually be causing you to break out.
WebMD reports that a recent study from India concluded that in 80% of people.
"They feel good but have no long-term skin benefit beyond relaxation," Leslie Bauman, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Group told WebMD. "Like microdermabrasion, which merely sloughs off the top layer of skin, they are a complete and total waste of money."
MYTH: Using very hot water to wash your face will open pores and keep them clear.
Sorry to break it to you - washing your face with near-boiling water won't give you squeaky-clean pores. But it might give you a pimple or two.
"Hot water can dehydrate your skin, cause or trigger existing sensitivity, produce distended capillaries, and even cause your skin to overproduce oil as a defense mechanism," esthetician Dawn Gantt told Bioelements.
During out your skin to the point where it starts churning out oil is a recipe for a breakout. Stick to lukewarm water for your facial cleansing needs.
MYTH: You should use many different products at once to fight skin problems.
When someone has acne or problem skin, the urge to layer on multiple products in the hopes of seeing a dramatic change can be irresistible.
"What then happens is that they start trying different products, abandoning them very quickly if they do not see results in a day or two," dermatology professor Barbara R. Reed toldWebMD. "They also add one product to another. Sometimes of the skin and add further insult to the owner."
Introduce your skin to one new product at a time and be patient - you may not see results for weeks.
MYTH: Popping a pimple helps it heal more quickly.
Though it seems like popping a pimple gets all the grossness out and will speed along you skin's recovery, that's actually not the case.
"The truth is, even though it feels really good to release [the pus], a lot of it ," Johnson told WebMD. "When it goes in deeper, it causes more inflammation that can lead to scarring and spread under the skin. That's why you'll get another one a few days later close to the first one."
If you must pick at a pimple, use a comedone extractor (also known as a blackhead remover tool) to gently apply pressure to a pimple and release its contents.
MYTH: Toothpaste is a good pimple treatment.
Though few of us would classify a toothpaste facial as skin care, some people swear by slathering the stuff on to treat acne when it occurs. So what does a dermatologist have to say about this treatment?
"There are no ingredients in toothpaste that make this method more effective than conventional treatments and over-drying and even burning can occur on skin from applying it to pimples," consultant dermatologist Dr. Anjali Mahto told Good Housekeeping.
Intense exfoliation can scrub away acne and prevent pimples.
It can be tempting to attack your skin with an abrasive exfoliant scrub in an effort to sand away acne. The pros, however, caution against too much exfoliation.
"Acne-causing bacteria lies deep in the follicles under your skin; scrubbing the surface will not make it go away. In fact, it will potentially aggravate the skin more," esthetician Rhonda Robb told Bioelements.
While removing dead skin cells and excess oil can help prevent spots, scraping your face with a harsh exfoliant will only irritate your skin.
Everyone should use rich, nourishing oils and creams to keep their skin healthy.
There's nothing like the feeling of a luxurious night cream or the silky-smoothness of coconut oil on your skin. But piling on ultra-rich moisturizers and oils might not lead to the perfect visage of your dreams.
Some products are loaded with ingredients that can actually exacerbate breakouts in people with acne-prone skin.
"Look for non-comedogenic moisturizers, meaning they won't clog pores," dermatologist Eric Schweiger told Bustle. "Skincare ingredients to steer clear of if you have acne include mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum."
Tanning dries out pimples and prevents acne.
Though developing a deep tan might keep you from noticing those bright red spots, spending time in the sun can actually make your skin woes worse.
"Because sebaceous glands are influenced by, among other things, heat and humidity, lying out in the sun or in a tanning booth may actually cause the skin to become oilier. More oil equals more breakouts," according to VeryWell.
Plus, sun exposure and using tanning beds raises your risk of developing skin cancer. That's far worse than a pimple or two.
There's only one way to do skin care correctly.
We're all different people with different bodies and widely varying skin-care needs. If your friend swears by a certain product, that doesn't mean it will work wonders for you. Similarly, what works for a celebrity or Instagram influencer might not be a good idea for your unique skin.
"To really see positive results and make your skin its happiest, you need to give it exactly what it needs," according to Ask The Scientists.
That means identifying if you have dry, normal, or combination skin, as well as choosing products that don't contain ingredients you've found to be irritating or acnegenic for you specifically.
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