Skin Care Myth No. 1: Expensive skin care products work best

This is absolutely not true. In fact, there are many mass market products that are better than expensive ones. This does not mean that expensive products are not as effective. It’s just that you might be able to get something similar at a cheaper price. So do not let the price affect your evaluation of the product. Rather, try to understand your product by researching on the ingredients and find out what it does for your skin.

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Skin Care Myth No. 2: It’s better to pop your pimple and remove the pus

Even though it feels really good to pop your pimple and remove the pus, improper handling of it will lead to further inflammation and might lead to scarring. In a worse case, further inflammation might spread under your skin and cause another pimple to pop up within the next few days, close to the first one. Hence, you should bear in mind not to squeeze or pop you own pimple. Rather, you should turn to your professional skincare provider to do it for you. They are equipped with the right skills and equipments such that it will not leave unsightly scars.

Skin Care Myth No. 3: You don’t need sunscreen on a cloudy day

Even on a cloudy day, UV radiation from the sun reaches the earth’s surface. Hence, it is important that you apply sunscreen daily, whether rain or shine.  Invest in a good sunscreen which has SPF 15 or above and protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays. This way, you will be able to prevent your skin from aging and having pigmentation or uneven skin tone.

Skin Care Myth No. 4 : Hypoallergenic products will work well for any skin type

What causes allergies for one person may not necessarily have the same effect for another person, so the term “hypoallergenic” is rather ambiguous. Instead, to ensure your skin stays clear from allergies, observe which products lead you to have breakouts or skin rashes and remove these products from your skin care regime. Ultimately, taking care of your skin is about choosing the right products and having a good skin-care regimen which you follow diligently. Only then, will you be able to achieve the desired effect.

Skin Care Myth No. 5: Scrubbing your face will keep your skin healthy and free from acne

Many people feel that scrubbing your skin makes it cleaner as it has undergone exfoliation, making it feel smoother. But in actual fact, you’re taking off some of the protective oils and barriers, which may lead to a more sensitive and irritated skin. Hence, when your skin is already feeling inflamed, you should avoid scrubbing it too often. Instead, use a gentle cleanser followed by a moisturizer or sunscreen. Remember, do not scrub your face more than once or twice or week. Anything done in excess will not do your skin good.

Now that you know about the skincare myths and the truth behind them, you can make an informed decision about how to care for your skin. You are now a step closer to achieving clearer, smoother and more youthful skin!

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you is having a huge zit on your cheek, or even worse, on the tip of your nose just the night before an important event or party.

But fret not, because now, we are going to teach you a few easy home remedies that can help you fix these zits!

1. You can apply aloe vera gel on the affected area. Aloe vera has amazing healing properties that can help to repair and calm your irritated skin.

2. Crush Aspirins (you should be able to find it in any local pharmacy or supermarket) in a small bowl and add a few drops of warm water, aloe vera gel or honey to make it into a thick paste. Apply on the affected area and wash it off after it dries up.

3. Put a bit of baking soda in a bowl and mix it with water until it forms a thick paste. Then apply it onto the affected area and wash it off the next morning.

4. Squeeze some lemon juice and apply it to your entire face. Once it dries up, you can wash it off. You will experience, clearer and brighter skin after that.

5. You can also try using tea tree oil on the affected area before sleeping. It helps to calm and soothe inflammation, reduce infection and also prevent future zits from emerging.

Most importantly, you must bear in mind not to scratch or squeeze a zit. Excessive touching will only further irritate it, making it more inflamed and infected, resulting in an angrier looking zit. You should also avoid over-washing or over-scrubbing your zit. Doing so will only strip your skin of its natural oil to stay healthy. So remember to keep to the normal regime of washing your face twice a day, instead of attempting to “wash” off that zit of yours.

We all know it’s very tempting to pile loads of make up on the zit to give it maximum coverage. But it is also important to let your skin “breathe”. By piling make up on your zit, it will clog your pores even further and slow down the recovery process. So, please give your skin a chance to “breathe”, especially when it’s already infected.

Remember to follow these tips and remedies and you will be able to attend all important functions and events “zit free”!

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