Do you think you know your skin and skin care? Well, you’d be surprised at how much you’ve heard that is simply untrue. Let’s go over the top 5 skin care myths. 

The Top 5 Skin Care Myths

  1. Cleanse every morning and night.
  • Only correcting chronic topical dehydration, receiving topical dermal nourishment, and restoring the natural skin barrier will give you self-cleansing skin that is perfectly cleansed with water only.  A gentle cleanser will only be needed occasionally and/or when stubborn SPF or makeup is used.
  1. Exfoliating will get rid of excess dead skin.
  • Only visible skin flakes should be exfoliated using an enzyme pack about once a month.  Excess dead skin is not possible, but an unwarranted fear that was put into motion by outdated skin understandings.  We now know that over-exfoliation practices of our epidermis accelerate acne and aging and are no longer a viable strategy.  Our epidermis is made of dead skin cells as perfectly designed by nature.
  1. Micro-needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers, and retinoids will preserve youth.
  • These trauma-based procedures will accelerate the diminishment of our collagen matrix and dermal thickness.  These procedures and products are not, in fact, anti-aging and will in reality, just age you faster. 
  1. Oil-free moisturizers won’t clog my pores.
  • Non-comedogenic ingredients and products are nonsense.  The withholding of high-quality lipids, oils, and fats will actively cause our skin to acquire blackheads and become clogged from the inside out.  Dirt, oil, and makeup do not clog pores but lack of water which is created by not using an oil-rich moisturizer.
  1. Botox and volumizing injections will prevent wrinkles and stimulate collagen production.
  • Injections decrease skin health more significantly than anyone wants to admit.  Using injections as a strategy for effective wrinkle prevention is laughable at best.  Injections do not stimulate enough collagen that is noticeable by any stretch of the imagination.  Injections will atrophy muscles,  inflame and permanently stretch soft tissue.