Let Go of Outdated Skincare Tips

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Word of mouth and advertising can influence your decision to try skincare treatments that don’t really do anything for your skin. Beauty and skincare products can make some claims that are near impossible to actually deliver on. It’s time to let go of outdated skincare tips.

What is the only way to get rid of stretch marks?

Despite the many claims to prevent stretch marks, there is no scientific evidence that any product can actually keep the marks from showing up during pregnancy, growth spurts or other rapid changes in body size.  You’ve probably heard about using cocoa butter to get rid of your stretch marks. Don’t waste your money. The only answer to getting rid of stretch marks is by using laser treatment.

Were you taught to believe that chocolate and fried foods make your skin breakout?  The truth is that only thing that might be related to skin blemishes is skim milk, and you have to drink a lot to have it effect you.  In fact, there is little evidence that chocolate or any specific fatty foods will cause acne.  However, a high-sugar/high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body, and that can lead to acne

If you’re dealing with a cut or wound you may have heard people say that when they had a cut or wound, they left it uncovered and exposed to air.  This is precisely what you should not do.  To heal wounds or cuts, you need to cover them to make sure they are moist and hydrated.  This will make you heal much quicker.  Also, you don’t need antibiotic ointments like Neosporin.  Most professionals use Vaseline to help increase healing.

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Give up on old skin care myths