Fact or Fiction: Skincare Myths Part 2

Earlier this year, we lifted the veil of mystery on some common skincare myths. With so many myths out there, we’ve put together another round of Fact or Fiction: Skincare Myths Part 2.

This is just a sampling of the many skincare misconceptions to watch out for. Got a skincare myth you’ve heard? Share it in the comments below!

True or False: Pores Can Open and Close

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False: Your pores always remain the same size. Using a product like Fresh Faced Skin Care Pore Perfection Toner will refine pores, remove dead skin cells, and leave the skin smooth and clear.

But products like Fresh Faced won’t widen your pores, and neither will steaming your skin. And cold water doesn’t close your pores either.

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Verdict: This myth is false.

True or False: Greasy Foods Cause Acne

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False: Although clinical studies indicate that certain foods like dairy and carbs may trigger a breakout, they aren’t the cause of acne. Genetics determine your skin’s shedding cycle, which determines if you get acne.

Acne prone skin sheds more often, causing dead skin cells to build up in the pore and follicle. That build up plus oil creates a clog, resulting in inflammation and then a pimple. Multiple that by lots of pores and you’ve got acne. So, those delicious Thrasher’s French Fries you’ve been craving? Go ahead and indulge in a few.

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Verdict: This myth is false.

True of False: Toothpaste Will Quickly Get Rid of Pimple

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False: Got an important event coming up and suddenly have a pimple? You may have heard about using toothpaste as a home remedy to quickly get rid of the blemish. Don’t fall for it.

Although some toothpaste has hydrogen peroxide which is an antiseptic, it’s only a temporary fix. Plus you run the risk of irritating your skin further if you have a reaction to the toothpaste.

Instead, try Fresh Faced Skin Care’s Purifying Sulfur Mask as a spot treatment. (Available at both La Belle Studio locations.)Apply the mask wherever you’re getting a breakout or feel a pimple is about to come to the surface. Leave it on the spot for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Verdict: This myth is false.

True of False: You Should See Instant Results With A Skincare Product

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False: When a product claims to show immediate results overnight, don’t fall for the hype. Some products can take anywhere from a few weeks to up to three months with consistent use before you see significant results.

If you switch products after just a week, you’re never given them a chance to actually work to their full potential.

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Verdict: This myth is false.

True of False: How You Wrinkle Is Genetic

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False: Ever heard the saying, “Look at your mom and you’ll know how you’re going to age?”

Throw that old wives’ tale out the window.

Sure, genetics do play a role in skin aging. However, the lifestyle choices (e.g. smoking, sun exposure, stress) we make will play a larger role in the way our skin ages.

For example, studies have shown identical twins (who should age the same way), can be impacted by lifestyle and environmental factors, resulting in one twin’s skin aging faster than the other.

By making healthier lifestyle choices, practicing good skincare habits, and using the right skincare products for your targeted concerns, you can help slow down the signs of aging.

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Verdict: This myth is false.

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