Vine Vera has taken an interest in busting some of the most common skin misconceptions and providing you with truths. We thought this would be a fun, yet informative way, to bring you information about simple things you might do every day – or don’t do – because of things you may have heard through the grapevine. Join us we debunk the mysteries behind the most common skin misconceptions, and bring you the truth.
MYTH: Eating fatty, greasy foods will cause acne.
There is no scientific evidence to support this claim, and much research has been done on the topic. It was shown that skim milk did have an effect on the skin in terms of causing acne – however that is still debatable. Although fatty, greasy foods may cause weight gain and an unhealthy immune system, there has been no evidence linked to these products causing acne of any sort.
TRUTH: Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day can provide you with clear, beautiful skin.
Drinking the recommended daily intake of water is essential to cleaning out the body and hydrating your organs. It cleanses your pores and flushes out harmful toxins from your body. This in turn, benefits your skin and assists in dry, and dead skin removal naturally. Simply put, it helps the skin to remain supple, beautiful and youthful.
MYTH: Shaving will cause hair to grow back thicker.
Many dermatologists have weighed in on the topic, and all of them have come to the conclusion that this is, in fact, a myth. Hair, when shaved, may have the appearance of growing back thicker as you are seeing it grow back in on an angle. Hair that is waxed will grow back appearing to be tapered, looking as though it’s not as thick because it will grow back at different times in different directions. It can give people the misconception that the hair will return thicker, however, that is simply not the actual case.
TRUTH: Preservative-laden skin care products are bad for you.
Choosing all natural, naturally derived, or natural based products is always a safer, much better option for your skin care – and food – choices than is choosing products which contain chemicals labeled dangerous or even toxic in high levels or amounts. These types of preservatives used in skin care products can cause myriad problems, from fertility problems all the way through to potential cancer risks involved within these types of products. There is no reason to choose ‘bad products’ when there are a multitude of ‘safe’ products available on the market.
MYTH: Wrinkles are fully formed by age 25; they just take some years to show through.
This has found to be untrue by many dermatologists and doctors throughout the world over a large scale study and the course of time. Wrinkles occur when the body loses the collagen from the skin with aging. Studies show those who spend more time outdoors will certainly have more wrinkles than those who do not. People seem to start noticing things more about their body after age 25, as life begins to settle down and the body begins to change somewhat from the early 20’s. There is no scientific evidence to prove or show that wrinkles are there or developed by age 25, and therefore this is a nonsense claim.
MYTH: Skin repair only happens during the night, when we are sleeping.
That claim is false, because skin repair and skin cell regeneration is a constant, ongoing happening. Though obtaining a good night’s sleep is essential to healthy cells and skin cell regeneration, and does help in that department, skin repair happens all of the time.
Vine Vera hopes this article has shed some light on some of the most common skin misconceptions out there, and helped you gain a truthful, easy to understand point of view on the topic.