Ever wondered if what your mom told you about basic skincare was the truth?
I am sure you have heard it a hundred times, if you eat all that fried food it’s going to show up on your face. But does it? Is that the truth or just some old wives tale started years ago? Fried food has got to be one of the biggest ongoing acne-causing myths of all time. Does eating fried food cause acne? Or does chocolate or any number of other foods or treats? The answer is no but for some reason, that myth just never goes away.
What does cause acne?
Well if you ate fried food, didn’t clean your face, a teenager with overactive oil glands or hormones then you just might get a few pimples. If you got a pimple problem at any age that best thing you can do is eat healthier and remember to clean your makeup off your face at night. Sometimes it seems the easiest thing that is the real answer to a skincare problem. I have noticed that since I am eating better, fewer fry foods and no dairy my face isn’t breaking out like crazy. BUT, what if you are stressed out? Well, that can show up on your face and even your hair! Learning to deal with daily stress helps your outlook on life and helps remind you of your good eating habits. One bad habit is reaching for junk food that is going to show up in other places. Or as a friend of mine would say “don’t bother eating that, just stick it to your hips, that is where it’s going anyway” Now here is another interesting myth that isn’t really a myth but more of a do you really need it or not? What about eye cream? Do you really need it? Eye crèmes it seems are hit and miss for most people. They either swear by them or tell you that you are wasting your money there is really no real in-between.
What are eye creams and what are they meant to do?
Eye creams are thinner, lighter moisturizer for around your eyes. Do they really work? Well, that depends on who you are talking to. And which one they are using. What you really need is sunscreen, at all ages indoors and out. Do you really think the sun doesn’t hit your skin while you are indoors? You do go outside right? Sunscreen and sunglasses and you can go without spending $100.00 on a tiny tube of cream. But what if you are looking for anti-ageing skincare? Then an eye cream that was created just to help tighten around your eyes would be a better product than your daily moisturizer would be. And don’t forget your sunscreen! Here is a fun one when you are trying to tell someone why you want to go have a facial done. Do you really need to have facials done? No, but they are so fun to have!!
What does a facial do for you?
The skin cleansing facial deep cleanse your pores and exfoliates the dry skin cells which can help with mild acne and blackheads while making your skin look young and alive and stay looking that way! It’s also very relaxing to be pampered for an hour or so. Now if you can’t afford to have monthly facials done, you can do it by making sure to exfoliate your face at least once a week. There are many products out there, and there are even ways to do it yourself at home with a DIY recipe. What a facial does is it removes all that dead skin that can build up on your face that can lead to those whiteheads and blackheads.
By deep cleaning your skin it helps your skin naturally renew itself. Some of the oldest skincare myths all have some grain of truth in them if eating chocolate at one time did cause that person to have acne well sure they are going to tell everyone! Does it cause you to have acne too? What do you think? Does fry food cause acne? Do you really need an eye cream? Can you exfoliate your skin at home as well as getting a facial does?