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The Science Behind Healthy Skin: Debunking Common Skincare Myths

by Plasma Pen UKApr 30,2024Skin Care Tips

The Science Behind Healthy Skin: Debunking Common Skincare Myths

Skincare is not just about looking good, it’s about caring for the health and wellbeing of your skin. Today, information about skincare is readily available online, but it’s not always accurate. With a quick search on social media, you can find posts detailing the best products for your skin, and hacks to ensure that your skin is always looking flawless. But, there’s no guarantee that this information is anything more than a common myth. It’s important to debunk skincare myths, as misinformation can lead to ineffective routines, wasted money on products that don’t work, and even damage to your skin.


Did You Believe These Common Skincare Myths?

There are a lot of common skincare myths out there, but we are here to debunk them.


Oily Skin Doesn’t Need Moisturiser

Regardless of your skin type, moisturising is an essential part of maintaining healthy skin. Those with oily skin are sometimes hesitant to use moisturiser, assuming that it’ll make their skin even oilier, but not moisturising can actually encourage oil production. To avoid this problem, look for lightweight, oil-free moisturisers that are specifically formulated for oily skin. These are designed to hydrate the skin, but without clogging pores.


You Can Exfoliate Spots Away

Exfoliating scrubs are limited in their ability to deeply cleanse your skin, as they primarily target the surface layer. They can remove dead skin cells, but they often fail to effectively unclog pores, which can contribute to spots. The rough and abrasive nature of exfoliants can irritate the skin and make its protective barrier less effective, which can also lead to more breakouts.


Squeezing Spots Helps Them to Heal Faster

Though squeezing spots can provide temporary relief, it can actually make the inflammation worse. This increases the risk of infection and can lead to scarring. Instead, treat spots with topical acne treatments to reduce inflammation and promote healing, and avoid touching them as much as possible.


Toothpaste Gets Rid of Spots

There’s a common misconception that toothpaste is a quick fix for spots, but it’s not an effective spot treatment. Fluoride, the main ingredient in toothpaste, lacks antibacterial properties and putting toothpaste on a breakout won’t help spots to go away. In fact, it can make matters worse by drying out the skin excessively, leading to redness and irritation. It’s important to use products designed to address the underlying causes of spots, while maintaining the skin’s balance.


Blackheads Are Caused by Dirty Skin

Contrary to popular belief, blackheads are not caused by dirty skin. They are a type of clogged pore that can develop independently or alongside acne. Blackheads form when dead skin cells combine with excess oil and debris, and as this reaches the surface of the skin, it starts to look black in appearance.


You Don’t Need Suncream on Cloudy Days

UV rays can penetrate through clouds and cause skin damage even on cloudy days, so you should always wear suncream. Wearing suncream daily is a key part of protecting your skin from the harmful effects of  the sun, including premature ageing, sunburn and an increased risk of skin cancer. You should use a suncream with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply it every two hours, especially if you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors.


Greasy Food and Junk Food Causes Acne

We all know that a healthy diet is essential for your overall wellbeing, but there’s no conclusive proof that it causes acne. For most people, greasy or junk foods do not appear to cause acne outbreaks. However, diets high in refined sugars have been associated with acne, as refined sugars can lead to spikes in insulin levels and this can cause breakouts.


Suncream Clogs Pores

There are a lot of suncreams for you to choose from, formulated for all skin types, including skin that’s prone to acne. This means that, when you’re using the right suncream, it shouldn’t clog pores. It’s best to choose a suncream that’s lightweight, as they are less likely to cause breakouts and clogged pores. It’s also important to thoroughly cleanse your skin every night to ensure the suncream has been removed completely.


The Importance of a Looking After Your Skin

It’s important to take care of your skin. Your skin is the body’s largest organ and it acts as a protective barrier against environmental aggressors – such as pollution, UV radiation and bacteria – and by using the right skincare products and keeping your skin clean, you can help maintain this barrier to prevent damage. Prioritising skincare can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin, reducing the risk of conditions such as acne, premature ageing, uneven skin tone and scarring.


Plasma Pen is an effective addition to this, with a whole host of treatments that are designed to ensure that skin looks its best at all times. Whether you are dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring or sagging skin, Plasma Pen is an excellent way of refreshing and rejuvenating your skin, helping it to look as healthy and youthful as possible. As a non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatment, Plasma Pen is a simple, straightforward and speedy way of transforming your skin. There’s no need to worry about length recovery times and complex aftercare, or painful procedures, not when you choose Plasma Pen to give your skin a much needed boost.


You can find out more about Plasma Pen, and the range of treatment options available, by getting in touch with our knowledgeable team. Contact us today for more information.


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