Skincare Myths- busted by Julie, Master Esthetician
#1 My acne clears up when I am out in the sun:
The sun’s UV rays zap acne-causing bacteria, which is why pimples may clear up temporarily. Plus, pimples and red marks may look less obvious when your skin is tanned. However, the sun can also have the opposite effect on your face: Being in the heat can increase inflammation and cause new breakouts.
What’s more, spending too much time in the sun means your pimples may end up healing with dark scars and spots. Beyond acne, UV light also causes free radical damage to the skin, which destroys collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles. UV rays can also damage the skin’s DNA leading to skin cancer.
#2 I don’t want to start waxing because my hair will grow back faster and thicker:
You already have all the hair you will ever have. The color and the texture are determined by your genes. Removing hair with wax cannot change that. The amount of hair that grows back after waxing can be changed, but only for the better! Less hair will grow back, not more! Repeating the process regularly is the key to seeing the best results. The more waxing, the more hair will be gone forever. Look at it this way: if waxing made more hair grow, and it was thicker and darker, you would see a lot of men waxing their heads
#3 Eating chocolate will give me breakout:
Wrong!!! There is no indication that chocolate is a contributor to breakouts. Chocolate has many benefits such as a stress reliever as well as being high in antioxidants. You are more likely to have breakouts if your diet is high in dairy and carbohydrates.