Ageing is something we would all go through and a normal part of life; it is also one thing women are afraid of (well, asides from bugs). As soon as some start entering their 20s, they become conscious of anything appearing on their skin, and if anything indeed appears, inform acne, pimple or wrinkles, then it becomes a nightmare and concern.
In their seeking for alternatives, people stumble on several myths that are not true and are misinformed as a result of these myths. Let’s take a look at some to save you the stress;
Myths: Aging is determined by our genes
Facts: The assumption that ageing has everything to do with our genetic pool isn’t necessarily true; according to a board-certified dermatologist in New York, ageing of the skin is determined by both intrinsic factors (some are blessed genetically to be super agers) and extrinsic factor (factors that speed up natural ageing processes such as pollution and UV light).
Myths: Smiling and frowning causes wrinkles
Facts: This myth goes as far back as the 19th century when mothers would tell their daughters not to smile until marriage to avoid a wrinkled face. Dry skin may make your smile lines visible but won’t cause permanent wrinkles, so never stop smiling.
Myths: The higher the price, the more effective the skincare
Facts: Some believe that expensive skin care products are better and more effective, but having a decent skincare budget with the required ingredients for good skin may also help with ageing-related skin concerns.
Myths: People with oily skin do not need moisturiser
Facts: This is a logical assumption people often make, but lack of moisture may lead to side effects when not used. Asides from the nutrients moisture give to the skin. It also protects the skin from extrinsic environmental factors like UV light and pollution.
Myths: No big deal sleeping with make-up on
Facts: sleeping with makeup on may lead to premature ageing. It prevents the skin from the required renewal resulting in healthy collagen breaking down. Additionally, the skin starts to develop acne due to makeup clogging the skin pores.
Now focus on taking extra care of that skin by keeping it healthy. Your doctor has more to show you about this.