The society that we live in, is completely obsessed with skin beauty and ways to enhance it, this is a simple and completely known fact. Now, with the idiot box depicting the perfectly framed faces of the models and the celebrities that never seem to age, it is not abnormal or bizarre to yearn for the beauty. This is the reason why most people all round the globe are ready to do almost anything just to have a single dip in that ‘fountain of youth’.
People (and not just women) have been going to lengths to attain that desired beauty of theirs. Few of the examples of these efforts are bee venom facials, intravenous drips, vampire face lifts even eating placenta includes the type of risks that people are willing to take just in the name of beauty and youth. People have been listening to anyone who is willing to talk on the topic of beauty just to grab a few tips out of them. Now this habit of listening to anyone has given birth to a lot of myths in the cosmetic world. Here in this blog we will be discussing few such myths that have been surrounding the skin-aging department. So to know more, keep reading.
Myth: Higher SPFs are good for skin:
Truth: Okay, so you have heard high SPFs block more sun, but do you agree to that too? The SPF number just indicates that how much UVB protection it can provide, but the final results depend on a lot of other factors like your skin type, the time that you spend directly under the sun, etc. More important thing to note in a sunscreen is not the SPF, but the fact that if or not it blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
Myth: Sunscreens can reverse sun damage:
Truth: Well, actually sunscreens are to more into protecting the skin from any further damage that could be caused due to the sun. it can also save your skin from early changes in the skin that might be occurring due to exposure to the sun, but all and all it cannot reverse any damage that is already done. Sun damage is definitely not reversible, though you can try and improve the damaged skin and prevent any further damage by taking the preventive measures like sunscreen and moisturizers.
Myth: Anti-Wrinkle cream can make your skin youthful:
Truth: Aging changes the facial and skin structure and there is no cosmetic in the world right now, that can reverse the effects. And there hasn’t been or would be any elixir in a jar that could help you reverse the effects. All that anti-wrinkle creams can do is hydrate the skin for a temporary basis, thus making sure that you look younger just for few hours. For longer lasting effects you need to see a dermatologist.
Myth: Aging effects on the skin come from what you do outside not inside.
Truth: Water acts like a moisturizer, but from the inside out. We can measure skin dehydration through the assessment of skin turgor – a measure of how fast it takes the skin to return to normal if you pinch some skin and lift it up. If you are dehydrated your skin will take longer to get its shape back. Also, if your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.
So what is the best way to add water to the skin?
Drinking water can make your skin glow. Dehydration can make your skin looks flaky and less elastic.
Apply a hydrating moisturizer within 2 minutes of leaving the bath or shower.
Apply a product containing hyaluronic acid prior to your moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, thus attracting water to the skin and holding it there.
Drink more water. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins.
Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin but it certainly can't hurt. People often report that by increasing their water intake, their skin has a more radiant glow. Those who suffer from acne have reported the same results. Nothing will happen overnight, but even a good couple of weeks of increasing water intake should be enough for you to see how hydration affects your own skin.
Make sure you have your facts right before you use a costly cosmetic next time just by having heard from someone or watched the advertisement.